Uber Eats ‘Delivery Partner Safety Toolkit’ in-app safety features launched in India

Uber Eats has launched “Delivery Partner Safety Toolkit,” which is a comprehensive set of in-app safety features for its delivery partners in India. This is aimed at making every delivery trip a seamless and safer experience. The features include benefits of ridesharing such as tracking every trip with GPS while delivering using the Uber Eats app, as well as an emergency button. Continue reading “Uber Eats ‘Delivery Partner Safety Toolkit’ in-app safety features launched in India”

Uber adds public transit to expand transportation beyond rides

Uber has announced it is rolling out its first-ever integration with public transit in partnership with the Regional Transportation District (RTD). Uber riders in Denver can now plan their transit journey with real-time information and end-to-end directions right in the Uber app. Continue reading “Uber adds public transit to expand transportation beyond rides”

Uber said to be developing self-driving electric scooters and bicycles

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Self-driving electric scooters and bicycles at Uber have made news a bunch of times in the past, and now the company is said to be hiring engineers for the self-driving tech. These electric scooters and bicycles could drive themselves around cities in order to reach customers and charging points. Continue reading “Uber said to be developing self-driving electric scooters and bicycles”

Uber said to be in talks to acquire Bird or Lime scooter-sharing startups

According to latest report, Uber is said to be in talks with Bird on a possible “multibillion-dollar” acquisition and, as a fallback, Uber has also been talking to smaller competitor Lime as well. Uber already owns a minority stake in Lime. Partnership with Lime earlier this year brought electric scooters to Uber’s app. Continue reading “Uber said to be in talks to acquire Bird or Lime scooter-sharing startups”

Uber shutting down self-driving truck division

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Uber today announced that it is shutting down its self-driving trucks unit,  and instead, the company will focus its efforts on self-driving cars. However, Uber Freight; a business unit that helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies is unaffected by this decision.  Continue reading “Uber shutting down self-driving truck division”

Google removes the ability to book Uber cabs within Maps

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For reasons unknown, Google has removed the Uber integration within the Google Maps app. Google added the ability to book Uber cab within Maps back in January 2017; this functionality allowed users to identify their route, then check Uber prices and request a ride without leaving the Maps app. Continue reading “Google removes the ability to book Uber cabs within Maps”

Uber patents hint at AI system that can detect erratic behaviour in riders

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Uber seems to be patenting on a new technology that will use the AI system to detect any erratic behavior in riders. Furthermore, the AI can identify user’s drunken behavior to accommodate them before they get into the cab. This is the system mentioned by Uber’s Trust & Safety team in 2016 and is now published yesterday. Continue reading “Uber patents hint at AI system that can detect erratic behaviour in riders”

Uber and Mahindra team up to deploy electric vehicles in India

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Uber and Mahindra have partnered to introduce electric vehicles in India to build the next generation sustainable solutions in the shared mobility space. The Initiative will start with hundreds of Mahindra’s electric vehicles initially deployed in Hyderabad and New Delhi in Phase I, which then will be followed by other cities. Continue reading “Uber and Mahindra team up to deploy electric vehicles in India”

Uber partners with Volvo to deploy 24,000 autonomous SUVs

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Uber has teamed up with Volvo for autonomous driverless cars and has agreed to buy 24,000 sport utility vehicles a goal which the company is committed to staying focused on under newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi. Continue reading “Uber partners with Volvo to deploy 24,000 autonomous SUVs”

Uber updated with live location sharing, in-app gifting and more

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Uber has pushed a bunch of features to its app that will help riders enhance their riding experience Just in time for holidays. The company has rolled out live location sharing feature, beacon expansion, request for a guest and more feature in the latest update. Continue reading “Uber updated with live location sharing, in-app gifting and more”

Uber rolls out PREMIER ride service option in Mumbai and Pune

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Uber has introduced PREMIER ride service option in India. Available in Pune and Mumbai, select riders will be offered PREMIER as an in-app product option that serves as an upgrade to their current uberX experience.
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Uber debuts in-app chat and multi-destination feature in India

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Uber has announced a phased roll out of two new features – in-app chat and multi-destinations to its app in India. The in-app chat feature aims to help riders and driver partners get in touch with one another to get in touch to find the exact location right inside the Uber app. Continue reading “Uber debuts in-app chat and multi-destination feature in India”

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is Uber’s new CEO

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[Update] – Uber has officially confirmed the appointment of Dara Khosrowshahi as the new CEO.

Uber finally has a new CEO. The US based ride hailing service has picked Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia, as its CEO. Khosrowshahi’s appointment comes after former CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick was asked to resign by five major investors in June. Continue reading “Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is Uber’s new CEO”

Five airports in India get Uber, Ola kiosks for easier cab booking

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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has entered into strategic alliances with Ola and Uber that will provide passengers the option to hire these cabs at select airports. Passengers will now be able to book both Ola and Uber cabs at five airports – Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar airports which are run AAI. Continue reading “Five airports in India get Uber, Ola kiosks for easier cab booking”

Uber integrates UPI payments in India. Here’s how it works

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Uber has officially launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) integration in India in partnership with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and banking partners Axis Bank and HDFC Bank. The ride hailing service had rolled out UPI for some users in the country last month. Continue reading “Uber integrates UPI payments in India. Here’s how it works”