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Here’s what the Uber Eats delivery drone looks like

November 7th, 2019 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Uber has unveiled more details about its plans for Eats delivery via drones. If all goes according to Uber’s plan, it will start flying its first drone model before the end of the year. Uber’s design, which it unveiled at the Forbes 30 under 30 Summit today, is made to carry up to one meal […]



The death of cars was greatly exaggerated

October 25th, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

The founders of Uber and Lyft, among others, declared that people would no longer need to own cars. Instead, car ownership is rising. Throw your driver’s license out the window. Better yet, don’t get one at all. For nearly a decade, that’s been the message from buzzy transportation companies. In 2011, car-sharing company Zipcar touted […]



We pit the Uber Copter vs. public transit in a race to JFK — here’s who won

October 21st, 2019 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

One is a bumpy, deafening and slightly nauseating way to get to John F. Kennedy Airport — the other is public transportation. The Post put Uber’s new helicopter shuttle to JFK to the test, racing the car-sharing company and its chopper from Midtown to the hub against old-fashioned New York City Transit — which proved […]



Uber moves into on-demand grocery delivery with acquisition of Cornershop

October 19th, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

Uber is making moves into the highly competitive world of online grocery deliveries with the acquisition of a startup called Cornershop. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will bolster the company’s efforts to expand into businesses outside its core ride-hailing service. Cornershop, founded in 2015, is currently active in Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Canada, and […]



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 […]



12 awesome flying cars and taxis currently in development

February 1st, 2019 at 2:10 am » Comments Off

These flying cars want to take your commute to new heights We were promised that the future would bring flying cars, right? We were. And the good news is that tech entrepreneurs around the world are finally getting started on creating what are commonly known as VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing, pronounced vee-toll) vehicles designed […]



Despite Uber and Lyft, urban car ownership is growing

January 28th, 2019 at 1:16 pm » Comments Off

In a Reversal, ‘Car-Rich’ Households Are Growing Despite ride-hailing’s promise, vehicle ownership (and traffic) is on the rise in America’s biggest, most transit-oriented cities. So how is mobility really changing? There is no doubt that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are remaking how people get around major American cities. The growing availability of shared […]



Flying cars could take off as soon as 2023

January 16th, 2019 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

The Bell Nexus hybrid electric air taxi concept is on display at the Bell booth at CES International From a one-person flying car to a luxurious five seater, companies are racing to launch the first flying car. LAS VEGAS — While CES attendees are still quite a few years away from being able to hop […]



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