Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber

Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber

Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber as firms band together to build self driving cars  Deal is a sign that Uber no longer wants to go it alone in self driving cars Has struggled  since one of its test vehicles struck…

Uber driver dies after fight with passenger

Uber driver dies after fight with passenger

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police say a Kentucky Uber driver who got into a fight with a passenger has died. Louisville police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said officers responded to a report of a person down in front of a hotel on Saturday and…

Ride-sharing companies spent over $1M lobbying in NYC

Ride-sharing companies spent over $1M lobbying in NYC

They’re spending über cash to fight city regulation. Uber and other ride-hail companies spent more than $1 million to lobby the de Blasio administration and the City Council between January and June, according to City Clerk records. The six months of spending…

More bad news from the MTA

More bad news from the MTA

Last week’s MTA board meeting brought a rush of really rotten news: Ridership continues to fall, which will deepen the agency’s cash woes. And it’s dropping because of poor service and increased fare-beating — as well as people opting for ride-share services…

Uber resumes testing for autonomous cars in ‘manual mode’

Uber resumes testing for autonomous cars in ‘manual mode’

Uber resumes testing its fleet of autonomous cars for the first time since the fatal crash in Arizona, but pledges to keep the self-driving vehicles in ‘manual mode’ for now Autonomous programme took an enforced hiatus after the death of a pedestrian It…

Uber CEO slams driver who booted lesbian couple over kiss

Uber CEO slams driver who booted lesbian couple over kiss

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said drivers like the homophobic one who kicked a lesbian couple out of his car in Manhattan over the weekend just for kissing “don’t belong on Uber.” “I think they don’t belong driving period,” Khosrowshahi told The Post…

Lenny Dykstra says he’s the real victim in Uber drug bust

Lenny Dykstra says he’s the real victim in Uber drug bust

Troubled Mets great Lenny Dykstra claimed Friday he was a victim in last month’s incident involving an Uber driver that led to his arrest – and he intends to seek damages against the ride-share app. “I mean, look, they don’t call me…

Uber driver ‘shoots passenger multiple times’ on motorway

Uber driver ‘shoots passenger multiple times’ on motorway

An Uber driver has shot a passenger multiple times in an early morning shooting on a motorway in the US, according to reports. It appeared the passenger had suffered critical injuries, as journalists reported seeing police officers performing CPR on the person….

Uber driver showed porn to underage passengers: police

Uber driver showed porn to underage passengers: police

This Uber driver allegedly couldn’t keep his personal porn show to himself. Michael Paz Debesa, 43, of Tampa, Florida, is facing three felony counts of showing obscene material to minors after police said he showed a 20-second porn clip to three juveniles…

Uber Doubles Down on Passenger Safety With New Features

Uber Doubles Down on Passenger Safety With New Features

Uber is doubling down on passenger safety, and we couldn’t be more pleased to hear the news. On April 12, the ride-hailing giant announced a whole suite of safety-related changes, including the appointment of former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson as…

What to do next on congestion — and fixing the MTA

What to do next on congestion — and fixing the MTA

Gov. Cuomo and the state Legislature have finally found a new revenue source for the MTA: the app-based for-hire vehicles that serve more than 600,000 riders every day, most of them on the narrow island of Manhattan. These cars, along with taxis,…