Missing Uber driver found alive in hospital after frantic search

Joshua Thiede, who was last seen driving out of his Los Angeles apartment on Feb. 11 while working for Lyft, was found alive and is currently in a local hospital, Fox Los Angeles reported. There is no other immediate information on Thiede’s condition. The Uber driver’s mother, Janet, said earlier

Missing Uber driver reportedly placed mysterious 911 call

A missing Uber driver in California called 911 after he vanished while working, police said. Joshua Thiede, who also drives for Lyft, was last seen the morning of Feb. 11 driving a black 2014 Nissan Altima in Los Angeles, CBS News reported. Thiede, 29, placed a call to 911 the

UberEats driver wanted for shooting customer turns himself in

The UberEats driver wanted for allegedly shooting a customer served himself up to police Monday, according to reports. Delivery man Robert Bivines, 36, delivered himself to Atlanta police 3 p.m. Monday after he was on the lam since the Saturday night shooting, which left 30-year-old Ryan Thornton dead, CNN

Waymo moves one step closer to officially launching

The race to launch America’s first autonomous ride-hailing service is heating up under the desert sun. Waymo put the heat on Uber and other rivals last month when it got the approval of Arizona authorities to operate as a Transportation Network Company, or TNC. Waymo, the self-driving car unit that

Waymo moves one step closer to officially launching

The race to launch America’s first autonomous ride-hailing service is heating up under the desert sun. Waymo put the heat on Uber and other rivals last month when it got the approval of Arizona authorities to operate as a Transportation Network Company, or TNC. Waymo, the self-driving car unit that

Uber to ban drivers from working over 12 hours straight

Uber drivers nationwide who work for 12 hours straight will find themselves digitally blacked out from accepting any more rides for the next six hours, the company announced on Monday. The move is meant to prevent dangerous “drowsy driving,” company officials said. “While nearly 60 percent of U.S. drivers use

Tensions are rising between Uber and Lyft

The battle between Uber and Lyft is heating up, both on and off Big Apple streets. Three months after Lyft opened its first permanent office in the city, Uber is doubled down on its Gotham operation, signing a lease for its second Manhattan headquarters — a 35,000-square-foot space on

Kalanick: Uber didn’t try to steal Waymo self-driving car secrets

Former Uber chief Travis Kalanick was clear in his second day on the stand: There was no plot to steal self-driving car designs from rival Waymo. During Kalanick’s testimony on Wednesday, Waymo sought to portray the ex-CEO as so eager to improve Uber’s lagging autonomous car business that he

Kalanick: Uber didn’t try to steal Waymo self-driving car secrets

Former Uber chief Travis Kalanick was clear in his second day on the stand: There was no plot to steal self-driving car designs from rival Waymo. During Kalanick’s testimony on Wednesday, Waymo sought to portray the ex-CEO as so eager to improve Uber’s lagging autonomous car business that he

Uber founder’s competitive streak takes center stage in trade-theft trial

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick’s famously competitive nature was the focus of questioning on Wednesday in a trade-secrets trial in which Uber is accused of stealing self-driving car designs from rival Waymo. In Kalanick’s second day of testimony, Waymo sought to portray the ex-CEO as so

Kalanick’s demeanor on stand central to Uber trial

Uber’s ex-Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must subdue his notorious hot-headed demeanor and calmly withstand hostile questioning to appear sympathetic to jurors when he is cross-examined by Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo as early as Tuesday during a trade-secrets trial, legal experts said. Waymo sued Uber a year ago over allegations of

Kalanick’s demeanor on stand central to Uber trial

Uber’s ex-Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must subdue his notorious hot-headed demeanor and calmly withstand hostile questioning to appear sympathetic to jurors when he is cross-examined by Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo as early as Tuesday during a trade-secrets trial, legal experts said. Waymo sued Uber a year ago over allegations of

Google’s Waymo says Uber cheating in race for self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO – Uber was so driven to “win at all costs” in the race to develop self-driving vehicles that it cheated, a Waymo lawyer told a jury on Monday, the opening salvo in a trade-secrets lawsuit between the two technology companies that could help determine who emerges

Suspect in attempted abduction was Uber driver

COLUMBIA, Mo. — An Uber driver has been charged with attempting to abduct a woman in Missouri. Anthony Todd Rowell, 47, of Holts Summit, was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of second-degree kidnapping. No attorney is listed for him in online court records. Bond is set at $110,000. Police said

10 Honest Pieces of Love Advice From Uber Drivers

Sitting in the backseat of an Uber is like sitting in a confessional. For some reason, we feel comfortable dishing about our latest hookups and issues with a total stranger — or forget the fact that drivers see and hear everything from their seat. Maybe it's because our

Uber driver shot dead in Mexican border city

MEXICO CITY — A young woman who drove for U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc was shot dead in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana following a dispute with another motorist, prosecutors said on Friday. According to witness reports, Karla Garrufe, 21, died on Thursday morning after being

Uber driver: NFLer stole my $15 phone charger

This isn’t the Charger a Raven should have been grabbing. Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey is being charged with third-degree robbery and misdemeanor harassment, according to the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) County Sheriff’s Office, for an incident earlier this month in which he allegedly stole a phone charger from an Uber driver. Humphrey, who

Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 rapes

LOS ANGELES — A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said. Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez drove women to their homes, assaulted them, and stole property

Judge rejects Uber’s proposed $3M settlement with NY drivers

A federal judge refused to grant preliminary approval for Uber Technologies’ proposed $3 million class-action settlement with 2,421 New York drivers who accused the ride-sharing company of retaining excessive fees from their fares. In a decision on Friday, US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn objected to a provision

Judge rejects Uber’s proposed $3M settlement with NY drivers

A federal judge refused to grant preliminary approval for Uber Technologies’ proposed $3 million class-action settlement with 2,421 New York drivers who accused the ride-sharing company of retaining excessive fees from their fares. In a decision on Friday, US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn objected to a provision

Uber will pay up to $3M to settle with NY drivers

Uber Technologies agreed to pay up to $3 million to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 2,421 drivers in New York who accused the ride-sharing company of docking excessive fees from their fares. A preliminary settlement was filed on Monday with the federal court in Brooklyn

Ex-Uber CEO reportedly selling 29 percent of his stake

Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick plans to sell 29 percent of his stake in the ride-hailing service, a news report said Thursday. The deal is part of a transaction with investors including Softbank Group Corp. and would bring Kalanick about $1.4 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing unidentified sources.