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Uber Sued For Not Accommodating Disabled Users In New York City 20
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in DRA, Reports, Uber on 07 20th, 2017


The Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) non-profit legal center has filed a class action lawsuit against Uber as 99.9 per cent of its fleet is inaccessible to people with mobility disabilities in New York City.
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Waymo Drops Three Of Its Patent Claims Against Uber 12
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Google, Reports, Tech, Uber, Waymo on 07 12th, 2017


Waymo has dropped three of its four patent-infringement claims in its ongoing lawsuit with Uber.
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Lawyers Claim Uber’s Ex-CEO Knew Of Stolen Google Files 4
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Google, Reports, Uber on 07 4th, 2017


Shortly after Travis Kalanick relinquished his position as chief executive of Uber, arch rival Alphabet asked a judge to find the ride-hailing service in contempt for failing to reveal that Kalanick knew of stolen information from Google.
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure From Investors 21
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Reports, Uber on 06 21st, 2017


Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick has resigned after a series of scandals that rocked the ride-hailing company.
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Jaguar Land Rover Invests $25 Million In Lyft To Develop Driverless Technology 15
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Autonomous, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Lyft, Reports, Uber on 06 15th, 2017


Jaguar Land Rover announced the investment of $25 million in Lyft through its innovation arm InMotion.

The Tata group-owned British company will also provide the ride-hailing company with a fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles and work with them in developing autonomous car technologies, following the example of GM and Google’s Waymo who’ve also partnered with Lyft.
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Waymo Reveals It’s Working On Self-Driving Trucks 4
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Google, Reports, Trucks, Uber, Waymo on 06 4th, 2017


Waymo has confirmed that it is developing autonomous driving technologies for trucks, opening it up to an entirely new industry.
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Uber Fires Anthony Levandowski Over Waymo Lawsuit 1
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Reports, Tech, Uber, Waymo on 06 1st, 2017


Uber has fired its star autonomous vehicle engineer, Anthony Levandowski, in the midst of its legal issues with Waymo.
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People Don’t Trust Ride-Sharing Companies To Build Self-Driving Cars 29
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Lyft, Reports, Tech, Uber on 05 29th, 2017


According to a recently-published survey, very few people trust ride-sharing companies to build autonomous vehicles.
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Uber And Lyft To Return To Austin After Year-Long Absence 29
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Lyft, Reports, Uber on 05 29th, 2017


Uber and Lyft are both set to return to the streets of Austin, Texas when new statewide regulations come into effect.
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Hong Kong Police Arrests 21 Uber Drivers For Illegal Car-Hiring 23
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in china, Hong Kong, Reports, Tech, Uber on 05 23rd, 2017


Hong Kong’s police force arrested 21 Uber drivers on Tuesday for illegal car-hiring as part of a general clamp-down again Uber operations in the Asian metropolis.
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Uber Threatens To Fire Engineer If He Doesn’t Turn Over Stolen Waymo Documents 22
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Google, Reports, Tech, Uber, Waymo on 05 22nd, 2017


Uber has threatened to fire Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of a hugely important lawsuit between the ride-hailing service and Alphabet’s self-driving division Waymo.
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Judge Rules Uber Can Continue Self-Driving Development 16
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Google, Reports, Tech, Uber, Waymo on 05 16th, 2017


The U.S. judge presiding over Waymo’s ongoing lawsuit with Uber has said that the ride-hailing service can continue to develop self-driving technologies but that it must return stolen confidential materials to Alphabet.
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Federal Prosecutors To Probe Waymo’s Claims Against Uber 15
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Google, Reports, Tech, Uber, Waymo on 05 15th, 2017


Federal prosecutors will investigate claims made by Waymo in its ongoing court case with Uber after a request from U.S. District Judge Williams Alsup.
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Uber Refusing To Release Documents About Otto Acquisition To Waymo 5
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Google, Reports, Tech, Uber, Waymo on 05 5th, 2017


In the ongoing court case between Uber and Waymo, it has been revealed that the ride-hailing service is refusing to release some 3,500 documents detaining its acquisition of Otto.
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Criminal Probe Opened To Investigate Uber Software Tool 5
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Tech, Uber on 05 5th, 2017


The U.S. Department of Justice has opened up a criminal investigation into Uber’s use of a tool that allowed it to track users and evade regulators.
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