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.

Why I Drive: Meet Charles, a Brooklyn-based Hip Hop Artist

Brooklyn-based Charles Toussaint (also know an Y.S.) has pursued his dream of becoming a successful hip-hop artist for the past 8 years. But a few months ago, his life changed dramatically when Toussaint welcomed his first child. According to Toussaint, this exciting new chapter called for a new occupation as he continues to chase his […]

A Movable Feast: How to Execute the Ultimate Boston Foodie Crawl

Once derided as a city full of uninspired and stodgy eateries, Boston has finally come into its own as a destination for serious gourmands. From traditional New England fare to fine tapas and Asian-fusion to regional Italian, the array of edible options is staggering. With so many places to choose from, some diners are electing […]

$36 in Washington DC: Day-Tripping From Sculpture to Sculpture

The core of monumental Washington is on the National Mall but larger-than-life museum-quality sculptures are hidden in plain site across the city. There’s no better way to take a tour around town than with a couple friends and Uber. This is the perfect expedition to split your fares. The friend without an Uber account will […]

The Top 5 Farmers Markets in Toronto

No summer in Toronto is complete without a stop to the farmers markets. It’s the best way to check out some of the local vendors and grab some of Ontario’s freshest produce. We’ve chosen our favorites located across the city which run on different days of the week. Uber makes it easy for you to […]

5 uncommon ways to Uber

Many people use Uber for convenient, affordable rides. But turns out, there are other fun ways to use the service, from winning bonus points with Grandma, to getting extra peace of mind, to making new friends. 1. Send someone else a ride Need to take Grandma to her doctor’s appointment? We can’t be everywhere for everyone, but fortunately, […]

Uber secrets to last minute living

You tell yourself you’ll stop procrastinating . . . later. And while we totally believe tomorrow’s the day, here are 5 ways to make your life easier with Uber. When you have a 6am flight You haven’t had coffee yet, and you’re barely functioning. Uber can help. Now, you can schedule your uberX anytime from […]

Bay Area Popular Weekend Getaways for Every Season

The Bay Area may boast year-round, near-perfect weather but a change of pace never hurts. While there aren’t traditionally defined seasons like New York, you can still plan your trips accordingly. In fact, many towns in and around Silicon Valley and the Bay Area do experience temperature changes once you break through the fog. From charming […]

10 Can’t-miss Summer Festivals in Toronto

Summer is festival central in Toronto and no matter what puts a smile on your face, be it food, beer, art, music or all four, there’s a festival in the city you should probably add to your warm weather bucket list. But how do you narrow down the best options since you can’t see and […]