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…

David Plouffe remarks on creation of Independent Drivers Guild

Below are remarks, as prepared for delivery, by David Plouffe regarding a new agreement between Uber and the International Association of Machinists. Thank you, Josh. I am delighted to be here this morning in New York with the International Association of Machinists to launch a new, independent guild that will represent drivers who use Uber in […]

UberMILITARY Director Showcases Program At Congressional Hearing

Todd Bowers, Director of UberMILITARY, testified before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity this week where he discussed the economic opportunities and flexibility being a driver-partner provides to veterans and military families throughout the country. At the hearing, appropriately titled “Veterans in Tech: Innovative Careers for All Generations of Veterans,” Todd outlined the […]

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.

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.

4 Septembers of uberX in NYC

With efficiency comes higher earning potential. Today, we take a step back and look at 4 Septembers of uberX in NYC to see what happens when the marketplace grows.

#WhyIRide: Instagram Takeover

It’s riders’ turn. From New York to San Francisco, four photographers are showing us what makes their trips worthwhile.

China, Your Uber API is Arriving Now!

It’s been a big week for Uber in China. On Wednesday we announced uberCOMMUTE in Chengdu, and today we’re excited to announce the public release of the Uber API in China. Empowering developers to build moving experiences using the Uber API is a key part of our mission of transportation as reliable as running water, […]

Deepening Our Roots All Across the Bay

As we continue to build our teams across the hundreds of cities where we operate, the Bay Area remains our home. That is why we are thrilled to announce and celebrate that we are deepening our roots here and expanding our headquarters across the Bay to Oakland.

More People in Fewer Cars

Today, we’re excited to announce uberCOMMUTE, an entirely new product for drivers. It will launch in Chengdu, China — our number one city in the world. uberCOMMUTE enables drivers who commute longer distances to share the cost of the trip. It’s carpooling at the press of a button.

$500 is Heading to 100 Lucky Drivers

We teamed up with our friends at MasterCard to reward partner Fuel Card holders with a $500 prize for putting their card into overdrive during the month of August. Check out the 100 winners!

#WhyIDrive: Instagram Takeover

This week, three driver-partners from Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are taking over our Instagram account to show us why they drive. Jump in the front seat with them as they take us on an unforgettable ride.

The Effects of Uber’s Surge Pricing

Today, we are releasing a case study of how riders and drivers respond to surge. We looked at patterns during two examples in New York: one during a surge interruption on New Year’s Eve, and the other on the night of a sold-out-concert at Madison Square Garden, when surge worked as intended. We found that, without surge pricing, Uber is not really Uber — you can’t push a button and get a ride in minutes.

Uber Expands Partnership with SafetiPin to Enhance Safety Around the World

We are excited to announce an expanded global partnership with SafetiPin, a map-based mobile safety app that gives users tools to make safer and smarter decisions regarding where and when they travel throughout a given city. Uber enters this partnership in the spirit of helping enhance the safety of cities globally, including up to 50 cities in Africa, South America and Asia.

Celebrating the Parents Who Move Our Communities, In Every Way

Over the past few weeks as back-to-school season ramps up, Uber teams across the country hosted community events celebrating parents who drive with Uber, along with their families. Whether they drive most days, a few hours a week, or only now and then, the unique flexibility parents have with Uber can be a game changer.