With New Global Collaboration, Chinese Travelers Can Use Alipay to Request and Pay for Uber Rides All Over The World
Today, Uber, the only global ridesharing company, and Alipay, the world’s largest third-party payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”), announced a global partnership to enable Chinese travelers to seamlessly request and pay for Uber rides from either the Uber or Alipay app, in all 400+ cities where Uber operates.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Arianna Huffington will join Uber’s board. For those of us who know Arianna, it’s clear she knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, she’s built one of the most successful, innovative media companies in the world… from scratch. […]
We’re piloting two new features to make the Uber experience more productive (and less stressful!) for drivers and their passengers in Dallas, New Jersey, New York, and Phoenix.
This summer, you can request a ride and may receive a pair of tickets to one of the 22 Queen Bey shows around the U.S., courtesy of American Express, the Tour’s presenting partner. Learn more now.
Today we’re releasing Fuel Finder, a new feature within the driver app that makes it easy to check prices and navigate to the nearest gas station. Learn more.
Today we announced a settlement in two important class-action lawsuits: O’Connor (California) and Yucesoy (Massachusetts). The key issue at stake in both cases is whether drivers using the Uber app should be classified as independent contractors or employees. Drivers value their independence—the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock, to use Uber and Lyft simultaneously, to drive most of the week or for just a few hours. That’s why we are so pleased that this settlement recognizes that drivers should remain as independent contractors, not employees. That said, as Uber has grown—over 450,000 drivers use the app each month here in the U.S.—we haven’t always done a good job working with drivers. For example, we don’t have a policy explaining when and how we bar drivers from using the app, or a process to appeal these decisions. At our size that’s not good enough. It’s time to change.
This Earth Day discover the history of slug lines and how innovative products like uberPOOL are making an impact in cities around the world by getting more people into fewer cars.
While the unemployment rate in the U.S. is now below 5%, most people who are deaf or hard of hearing still struggle to find work. Unemployment and underemployment among the deaf and hard of hearing is around 70%. Here at Uber, we have added unique product features to make it easier for these men and women to drive on our platform. Today we’re taking the next step by partnering with the Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), the largest Deaf-led nonprofit in the United States.
Today we are releasing Uber’s first-ever Transparency Report. It shows the scope of information that we provided to U.S. law enforcement agencies as well as state and local regulators in the second half of 2015.
Back in September 2014, we launched UberMILITARY with a promise to give servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses an opportunity to earn a flexible income by driving with Uber. Today I am proud to announce that more than 50,000 members of the military community have signed up as drivers and nearly half have already driven. We’re now focused on getting more folks on the road, and finding ways we can do more for veterans and their families.
Technology enables us to focus on safety before, during and after a trip in ways that were simply not possible before smartphones. However, no means of transportation can ever be 100 percent safe. That’s why we need to ensure that the language used to describe safety at Uber is clear and precise. We’re glad to put this case behind us and excited to redouble our efforts serving riders and drivers across the state of California.
We all know it’s dangerous to get behind the wheel when we’ve been drinking — but what about when we’re tired? Over 60 percent of Americans admit they’ve driven while drowsy at least once in the past year. Yet sleep deprivation impairs our judgment just as much as alcohol — and is just as likely to result in a fatal crash. It’s why The Huffington Post is teaming up with Uber and Toyota to raise awareness of the issue and help save lives. Join us in making drowsy driving a thing of the past — as socially unacceptable as drunk driving is today.
At Uber, we work day in and day out to provide a great experience for drivers and riders in cities all over the world. But we know there will always be times when you need to get in contact: a purse left in a car; an abusive passenger; a bug in the app. And when you do need to get in touch — whether you’re a driver or a rider — our goal is to make it as quick and painless as possible. That’s why we’re doubling down on our in-app support technology so that when you need to get in touch, it’s as quick and easy as getting a ride.
Starting today, when you request a ride or set a Ride Reminder through a partner app or site, they will be able to provide you with helpful content during your ride, right from the Uber app itself. With trip branding and personalization, you not only get to your destination, but also get the information you need along the way. Learn more!
Today we’re excited to announce our official bug bounty program and a first of its kind loyalty reward program for bounty hunters. Learn more now.
From exploring new places to rediscovering what you love about a city you’ve lived in for over a decade, our riders and driver-partners have incredible stories to tell. We enlisted the help of Betsy Newman to take over our Instagram and share a piece of herself and her travels through pictures. Check them out.
We are excited to announce Family Profiles, a new feature that lets up to 10 riders safely and easily share one payment method.
We’ve been cooking up something new. The UberEATS app makes getting great food from hundreds of restaurants as easy as requesting a ride. Learn more now.