Independence Day weekend has historically been a time for fireworks, family — and traffic fatalities. But this year preliminary news reports in places including California, Chicago, San Antonio, and Virginia suggest there were fewer drunk driving fatalities and arrests. In the state of Nevada, there were zero DUI-related fatalities for the first time in a decade.

It’s that time of year again — #UberIceCream is coming to over 400 cities on Friday, July 15th. Learn how you can join in on the fun!

Today we’re excited to announce new integrations with healthcare communication company, Relatient, aimed at increasing access to healthcare. Learn how you can participate in the “Ride to Health™ Week” and more!

Donkeys, Elephants & Uber

The 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting few weeks in July!  Uber is pleased to announce that we will be an official partner at the Democratic National Convention and our service will be widely available in Cleveland in cooperation with the Republican staff.   As […]

Reliability Matters

Drivers and riders rely on Uber to get work or a ride at the push of a button. So last week’s outages—which intermittently affected over one million riders and 450,000 drivers globally over a couple of hours—was a significant miss. For drivers who couldn’t use the app, we’ve put money directly into their accounts to make up for the lost time and earnings. For riders, we’re offering discounts on their next two trips.

From your new boss to an old friend, you never know who you’ll meet in your uberPOOL. Hear from riders around the world about the funny, surprising, and interesting encounters they’ve had with fellow passengers in their uberPOOL. Read more.

We believe that technologies like Uber provide an incredible opportunity to improve road safety in new and innovative ways—before, during and after every ride. While alcohol is the leading cause of traffic crashes, there are other behaviors that can put people at risk. Road safety experts call these the “four D’s”: drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy driving. Today we are releasing new data showing Uber’s impact on these issues over the last few years—and announcing new features in the driver app to help reduce these risks going forward.

We designed a new feature with Pandora in the Uber Partner app so drivers can enjoy seamless, personalized music throughout the day. Learn how to get started on the right note…

Upfront fares: no math and no surprises

Imagine buying an airline ticket without knowing the full fare until the end of your trip. Yes, that sounds odd—but it’s what happens with many Uber trips today. We moved to upfront, per trip fares—just like airlines and hotels—two years ago when we launched uberPOOL. Knowing how much a ride will cost in advance is clearly something riders appreciate: today uberPOOL accounts for over 20 percent of all rides globally. And we now want more riders globally to benefit from this feature.

Uber Launches Partnership with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

At Uber, we’re always looking for new ways to get involved in our communities and do our part in times of emergency. That’s why we are pleased to launch an official partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  We began working with NCMEC last year to help redistribute AMBER Alerts to our driver-partners when […]

We’re excited to launch Payment Rewards — a way to discover, track, and redeem rewards right in the Uber app. We’re kicking it off with Capital One®, where every 10th ride is free (up to $15) when you pay with a Quicksilver® or QuicksilverOne® card through March 2017.

Beginning today, we’re delivering more of the food you love throughout California. Now UberEATS is available in the East Bay, throughout Los Angeles, and San Diego. Learn more.

We’re excited to announce several new features that will be available through iOS 10, Apple’s newest version of iOS, unveiled today at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Ordering a ride has never been easier. Learn more now.

We’re starting the global roll out of Scheduled Rides. With just a few taps on your app, you can schedule your ride 30 minutes to 30 days in advance and have the comfort of knowing your Uber will be there when it’s time to head out.

Beginning today, the UberRUSH API is officially open to all developers. Now anyone can build on-demand delivery right into an existing business – or dream up something completely new. Learn more.

Celebrating Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit with UberPITCH

When we launched UberPITCH we knew Europe had incredible entrepreneurial spirit. But the huge interest in what has been one of the largest talent searches across the continent has been humbling. Almost 4.000 ideas were submitted from people in 37 cities in 21 countries in the first week. And by connecting entrepreneurs from across Europe […]

How can we cut down on the time you spend between trips? Where can you get trips when you’re on your way home or on the way to run an errand? Every day hundreds of Uber engineers, product managers, and designers are working hard to solve these kinds of questions. Our mission is to make the Uber experience as rewarding and stress-free as possible for you.

Today, we are rolling out a number of features and rewards in more cities to help you get the most out of your time on the road. Learn more now.

uberPOOL Just Got More Punctual

We’re excited to announce a new uberPOOL feature that offers you peace of mind as you plan your journey. With the new “Arrive By” feature on uberPOOL, we guarantee you’ll arrive at your destination before the time quoted — or we’ll give you $2 off your next uberPOOL trip.

Game 1 of the finals tips off tonight and fans across the bay area are getting ready for what should be an epic series. See how #DubNation is getting from A to B.

Calling all entrepreneurs, self-starters and start-up warriors — your big break is arriving now! For a limited period only, Uber will be offering entrepreneurs across 37 cities and 21 countries the chance of a lifetime by connecting you to some of the region’s top investors — all at the touch of a button. 1 CONTINENT […]

Memorial Day weekend is finally here and summer is right around the corner. With so many folks hitting the road this holiday weekend, Uber is excited to partner with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) as part of the national Memorial Day ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing […]

Today we are expanding the functionality of Family Profiles with Trip Tracker, a feature that provides automatic notifications and the ability to follow along whenever someone is riding under your Family Profile. Learn more.

New era mobile is about meeting people where they are, on the go: connected, in motion, synced to the cloud, and continuously switching contexts. StartupBus is bringing together smart, passionate people with the goal of kickstarting sustainable new businesses in the course of three days… while on a bus. Learn more…

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.

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.

Growing and growing up

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.

Self-Employment Success: 5 Benefits of Breaking Out on Your Own

Having a job is no longer just about income. If you’re like many workers, flexibility and satisfaction matter just as much, if not more, than your paycheck. So for those seeking relief from the 9-to-5 grind, Uber—and on-demand self-employment in general—offers a valuable opportunity. Just aren’t sure whether you’re ready to make the leap? Consider […]

Thinking of Driving with Uber? This Is What You Need to Know

Do you love driving? What about a job where you set your own schedule and are your own boss? If so, then perhaps it’s time to consider driving with Uber. Here’s how you can partner with the company and what you need to know before getting started. What are the essentials? Exact requirements vary slightly […]

How Partnering with Uber Can Spark Small Business & Entrepreneurship

There are many different reasons why people choose to drive with Uber. Some do it for the freedom to drive when and where they like. They’re the boss, and they work for as long or for as little as they want, following a schedule that suits their needs. For others, partnering with Uber offers economic […]

Know Your Airport: JFK, LaGuardia and Newark

Getting to or leaving from an airport in New York City can be a hassle. JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports make up the largest airport system in the United States. Knowing how to arrive on time or depart with ease from one of these three major airports is crucial to avoiding unexpected delays and unwanted […]

5 Productive Things to Do Between Riders

When you find yourself waiting for new riders or experiencing longer periods of downtime than expected, it’s easy to get frustrated. You’re dedicated to your work and as an Uber partner, you’re used to making the most of your time. Here’s the good news: you can fill the lulls in your schedule with activities that […]

Nailing Small Talk Is A Big Deal

Being the host of a party is tough. And like any host, you want all of your guests to feel welcome and have a great time. Making conversation (or not) with your riders can greatly impact their experience—and the ratings they ultimately leave. But how can you tell if they would rather ride in silence or […]

4 Ways to Beat Monotony Between Rides

Sometimes waiting for your next trip request can be tedious, and you may even be restless and looking for something to do. Fortunately, the time you spend waiting between rides can not only be productive but fun. Consider the following tips to help you stay engaged between picking up riders: Catch Up With Friends The […]

5 Questions to Ask Before the Ride

First impressions are essential, and you can make a positive first impression with the rider by asking a few simple questions within the first few minutes of a ride. It’s not mandatory to ask these questions, but they’re likely to be appreciated because they’re an indication that you’re going the extra mile to make their […]

How to Avoid Distractions on the Road

Distracted driving accounts for 26% of fatalities on the road, according to the National Safety Council. In 2014, more than 3,000 people were killed and more than 400,000 were injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers, reports the U.S. Department of Transportation(DOT). Texting while driving may come to mind first, but there are plenty of […]

The 4 Different Kinds of Mentors Entrepreneurs Need

We all know that mentors are important for professionals at all career levels. They can open doors, suggest career paths, make introductions, teach new skills, and provide honest feedback. Mentors are especially important for entrepreneurs. Getting trusted advice as you’re launching a business can be invaluable, and so is knowing that you have someone to […]