• Google's Waze Enters Uber Territory With Ridesharing Trial

    Google's Waze Enters Uber Territory With Ridesharing Trial

    Bay Area residents will soon have a new ride-sharing option when social navigation app Wave introduces its Rider carpool service.Adobe, Walmart Global eCommerce, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) are among the organizations in Waze's pilot program, the article stated.
  • VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber

    VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber

    Major automotive companies are lining up to invest in popular ride-sharing services, as Toyota announces a partnership with Uber, and Volkswagen invests in the popular European ridesharing startup Gett.Meanwhile, Toyota and Uber announced they have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore collaboration, starting with trials in countries where ride-sharing is expanding.
  • Uber Introduces Scheduled Rides to Let You...Schedule a Ride

    Uber Introduces Scheduled Rides to Let You...Schedule a Ride

    If there is one feature that Uber has desperately needed since launch, it would be the ability to schedule a ride.” Today, Uber is introducing Scheduled Rides globally.
  • Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior

    Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior

    The update also adds notifications designed to promote better driving, like reminders to take breaks and to mount the phone used for the driver app on the dashboard rather than keeping it in-hand.The update coincides with the approach of the Fourth of July in the US, a holiday consistently marred by driving fatalities.
  • Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior

    Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior

    The update also adds notifications designed to promote better driving, like reminders to take breaks and to mount the phone used for the driver app on the dashboard rather than keeping it in-hand.But it also helps Uber defend itself against competitors that would see the company hobbled by regulation, and against critics who claim the company's business practices are unsafe.
  • Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers

    Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers

    They are empowered With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.So, on Thursday, the ride sharing platform company introduced UberCENTRAL, a way for businesses to subsidize rides offered to clients.
  • Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers

    Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers

    They are empowered With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.So, on Thursday, the ride sharing platform company introduced UberCENTRAL, a way for businesses to subsidize rides offered to clients.
  • Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study

    Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study

    They are empowered A study of Uber drivers finds that the company's algorithms amount to managerial control.However, it's not clear whether Uber's arrangement with its drivers can be applied to other organizations, including IT-oriented industries.
  • Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study

    Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study

    They are empowered A study of Uber drivers finds that the company's algorithms amount to managerial control.However, it's not clear whether Uber's arrangement with its drivers can be applied to other organizations, including IT-oriented industries.
  • You Can Now Hail a Lyft or Gett Ride Straight From Google Maps

    You Can Now Hail a Lyft or Gett Ride Straight From Google Maps

    Recently inside of Google Maps, users were able to hail an Uber car while looking to see how long a trip may take.Now, Google is also adding in support for Lyft throughout the US, as well as Gett in New York City.
  • Pittsburgh Residents, Uber is Rolling Out Self-Driving Cars

    Pittsburgh Residents, Uber is Rolling Out Self-Driving Cars

    Don’t get me wrong, Pittsburgh is a fine city, but did anyone think it would be the first area you can take a self-driving Uber from place to place?Well, starting this week, Uber is rolling out self-driving vehicles for public usage, providing the same experience as an UberX.
  • Revamped Uber App Adds Destination Shortcuts

    Revamped Uber App Adds Destination Shortcuts

    Frequent users will now see "shortcuts" that predict where you might be headed next; one tap will take you to work, home, the gym, or the donut shop.Connect your calendar, and Uber will automatically turn meetings and appointments into shortcuts.
  • Uber Introduces Redesigned App

    Uber Introduces Redesigned App

    In the new Uber app, the “faster, smarter” experience for riders not only asks you “Where to?In the near future, Uber will also allow you to connect the app to your calendar to make those predictions and shortcuts even timelier.
  • Uber Collects Location Data After a Ride Ends

    Uber Collects Location Data After a Ride Ends

    When Uber updated its mobile app last month, it forgot to mention a major change that could turn many customers off to the ride-hailing service.NPR highlighted that the Silicon Valley transportation firm now collects user location data "from the time of trip request through five minutes after the trip ends.