The new opt-in feature lets women and nonbinary drivers prioritize passengers who fit the same description. But it's not a guarantee and is only available in a handful of cities for now.
The backup driver for a self-driving vehicle that killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in 2018 was sentenced to three years of supervised probation.
The ruling mostly upholds a voter-approved law that said drivers for ride-share companies are independent contractors and are not entitled to benefits like paid sick leave and unemployment insurance.
What appeared to be a lone hacker announced the breach after apparently tricking an Uber employee into providing credentials. It is not known how much data the hacker stole.
A nonprofit network of investigative reporters details charges of how the ride-sharing service pushed into markets around the world as a company spokesperson acknowledged "mistakes'' in the past.
Creative Mobile Technologies, which provides the technology systems for New York City taxis, said it will gain access to Uber's customer base. The partnership will launch to the public this summer.
As of Monday, the average cost of a gallon of regular fuel is now $4.325, according to AAA. Both ride-share companies say they're adding surcharges to deal with the spike in gas prices in the U.S.
Andrew Peters was stuck on I-95 for nine hours this week after snow and ice caused tractor-trailers to jackknife on the interstate, making the road impassable. By Thursday, Uber had offered a refund.
Lyft and Uber fares are estimated to be nearly 80% higher than pre-pandemic prices in some cities. The companies say a driver shortage is pushing up prices.
Lyft will offer up to $15 for trips to or from a vaccination site. The deal covers daytime rides on bikes and scooters, as well as in cars.
All three companies say they intend to abide by local health protocols and safety guidelines as limited numbers of employees will be allowed to return to headquarters.
During the pandemic, Uber has doubled-down on delivery services while its ride-hailing business plummeted. The strategy appears to be working so well it could outlast the health crisis.
The ride-hailing giant once believed it was crucial to develop autonomous driving technology in-house, and spent billions of dollars on the effort. Now it's letting another company lead the charge.
Uber and Lyft are cheering the passage of Prop 22, which says they don't have to treat their drivers as employees and provide benefits such as paid sick leave. Critics say they'll keep fighting.
The suit alleges Uber's rating system, which is based on passenger reviews, discriminates against drivers who are not white or who have accents. Uber says the allegation is untrue.