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.
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.
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.
How do you turn your passion into something people are passionate about? The chefs, owners, and entrepreneurs behind UberEATS share a taste of their wisdom.
We wanted to celebrate International Women’s day by thanking the women who help hundreds of thousands of riders get from A to B every day. Here are some of their personal stories.
See your city in a new and whimsical way with Zuber and Disney’s Zootopia. Discover more now!