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Uber is testing SPOT color-coded lights to enable drivers and passengers to find each other easily

On Wednesday, Uber announced the launch of a new experimental feature called SPOT. The new feature is essentially a color coding system which requires Uber drivers to install a colored LED light on the windshield of their cars.

The SPOT feature is currently being tested by Uber only in... read more

Tesla beefing up its self-driving car software

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk seems to be too excited about self-driving cars. On Thursday, he announced that they are strengthening up its self-driving software. The announcement can be an indication that Tesla is working on to launch a self-driving mobility service similar to the one being held... read more

Small NJ town partners with Uber to offer free rides to drunk drivers

In a move aimed at reducing the number of drunken driving cases, the small New Jersey town of Evesham Township has announced that it has partnered with Uber ride-sharing service to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.

The move announced by Evesham Township – with nearly 45... read more

New Jersey’s Evesham Township offering free Uber rides to reduce DUI arrests

Reuters has revealed in a recent report that New Jersey's Evesham Township – which is located in the southern part of the state – has partnered with ride-sharing service Uber to transport drunk drivers around, for free, after hours.

The move by Evesham Township to team up with Uber has... read more

Uber is using ‘mapping cars’ to collect street-level mapping data

In a statement released on Monday, an Uber spokesperson has confirmed that a fleet of camera-equipped cars is being used by the app-based ride-sharing service for collecting street-level mapping data. The spokesperson described the cars as ‘Uber mapping cars.’

According to the Uber... read more

UberRush Merchant Delivery Service will officially Roll out in NYC: Uber

The same day delivery services have been seen used by players like Amazon, American cloud computing company, that are expanding their local grocery services, and companies like Jet that are doing core business around the format. Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, said that Uber might be... read more

Uber’s investigations of 2014 data breach focused on Lyft CTO Chris Lambert

According to a Reuters report, ride-sharing service Uber Technologies’ investigations into a massive 2014 breach of driver information are focused on an executive at Uber’s rival Lyft Inc.

As per the report, citing information shared by unidentified sources, the Lyft executive who is... read more

Uber Set to Face Competition from Rivals in US, Asia

World’s largest cab operator Uber is set to face a massive competition from its rivals in the Asian and US markets as investors have shifted focus to the latter totaling investments to $ 7 billion.

A set of investors have funneled money in Ola cabs in India, a Bangalore-based startup;... read more

Uber forays into San Francisco’s highly-competitive food delivery industry

Making an ambitious foray into food delivery industry in its home town of San Francisco, Uber announced a new service, called UberEats, which will allow users to place orders through the app and get the ordered food products delivered to the place of their choice.

The ride-hailing service... read more

Considering drivers’ suit as class-action will set risky precedent: Uber attorney says

An attorney for app-based ride-hailing service Uber argued in San Francisco federal court on Thursday that it would be preferable not to consider three drivers' complaint as class-action suit.

Three Uber drivers have sued the company, contending they should be considered as employees and... read more

Ride-Hailing Services like Uber Overtaking Taxis: Survey

A recently conducted survey has showed that business travelers are embracing the new sharing economy like Uber and are ditching the traditional modes of travelling. According to Neveu, the fact that business travelers are adopting new services is partly a result of companies changing their... read more

Didi Kuaidi Raises $2 Million in latest funding session

Didi Kuaidi, China's leading taxi-hailing platform, raised $2 billion through fundraising that started nearly two weeks ago. The Chinese taxi-hailing app did so as the company is battling with Uber Technologies in China.

Didi Kuaidi, which is backed by Alibaba and Tencent calls itself the... read more

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