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Uber will test its flying taxis in Melbourne

June 24th, 2019 at 5:52 am » Comments Off

The company has chosen Melbourne as its third test city.   Uber has chosen the third test city to join Dallas and Los Angeles for its flying taxi trials: Melbourne, Australia. The third location was supposed to be Dubai, but negotiations fell through and prompted the company to look for another site for trials outside […]

Uber begins talks with Indian government to push for flying taxis

June 24th, 2019 at 5:50 am » Comments Off

Ride-hailing firm Uber has begun talks with the government to usher in a regulatory framework for flying taxis in the country, a top company executive told ET. Uber has begun talks with the Indian government to push for flying taxis. Ride-hailing firm Uber has begun talks with the government to usher in a regulatory framework […]

Uber is now kicking low-rated passengers out of its cars

June 10th, 2019 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

  Things that can lower your rating: being rude, leaving trash, drinking beer and vomiting. Drivers and passengers now have to agree to Uber’s updated community guidelines before using the app. Uber has long deactivated drivers who get low ratings. Now the ride-hailing company is turning the tables. Uber announced Wednesday that those passengers who […]

The Gig Economy’s unhappy middle class

May 3rd, 2019 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and Deliveroo. These words are now part of our everyday lexicon. With Lyft and Uber going public, we need to face facts about their business model The gig economy has changed the world. I find it hard to remember when I didn’t see hundreds of delivery scooters zipping around the city near […]

Uber launched a Saudi Arabia-only feature that lets female drivers avoid taking male passengers

April 23rd, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Uber has launched a feature for female drivers in Saudi Arabia which means they can block men from hailing their cab. The feature, which became active in April this year, is called “Women Preferred View,” and selects nearby passengers based on their gender. Drivers can toggle on and off whether male passengers come up on […]

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