Tag "Uber"

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after Arizona crash

By : CIOL Writers

Self-driving cars, equipped with latest technology may have all the safety gear and features but at the end of the day they have to ply amidst human users and hence the ruckus. The latest high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona involving

Uber’s president Jeff Jones joins the long string of top-level departures

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Here comes another blow for the car-hailing company, Uber, making situations worse. Amid a long list of scandalling events that include allegations of sexual harassment, a faulty behaviour of chief executive officer Travis Kalanick, departures of top executives, Uber-President Jeff

Uber’s South-east Asian rival Grab opens R&D centre in Bangalore

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Singapore-based cab-aggregator Grab is establishing a research and development centre in Bangalore that will focus on developing new technologies for its digital payments platform. However, despite the new office plans, Grab said it won’t launch consumer-facing operations in India. The Bangalore centre is

Waymo vs. Uber: Waymo files injunction against Uber’s use of it’s self-driving tech

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Looks like Uber’s stars have gone completely haywire. In its legal battle against Uber, Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo has now filed for an injunction against Uber’s use of its self-driving technology. Last month, Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that parts

Uber’s AI labs head Gary Marcus leaves the position for an ‘advisor’ role

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Maintaining the string of departures, Gary Marcus, the head of Uber’s artificial intelligence research arm, has decided to step down from his role and take up a more flexible role of ‘Special Advisor for AI’. Marcus confirmed his exodus in

Indian researcher finds bug that allowed free Uber rides

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Indian security researcher Anand Prakash discovered a bug in Uber’s code last August that allowed free Uber rides. When Prakash reported the issue through Uber’s bug bounty program, he got permissions to test it in both India and the US. Incidentally, Prakash was able to

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologizes for his behaviour with an Uber driver

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Well, the video says it all. And, I am sure Travis Kalanick is regretting grooving to Don’t wanna know from Maroon 5 in that taxi that night. On a more serious note, Kalanick on Tuesday said it was time for him to

Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber and Otto for patent infringement

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It’s the season of legal suits. The latest one to make headlines is the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, Waymo against Uber alleging that parts of Uber’s autonomous driving technology, specifically LiDAR, infringe on patents held

Uber to accept payments from JioMoney users, thanks to RJio partnership

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Jio and Uber have announced a strategic partnership aimed at  exploring various opportunities to enrich and enhance the Digital Life experience of their users through complementary programmes. Starting today, Uber will gradually rollout the JioMoney payment option

Uber launches its mapping project in Asia, starting with Singapore

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After introducing its mapping cars in the US, Mexico, Canada, the UK, South Africa, and Australia, Uber has begun generating its own 3D maps of Singapore. “Feedback from riders and driver-partners in Singapore has also been a key motivation for

Amid Ola and Uber driver unrest, Jugnoo launches taxi services

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Though Jugnoo’s entry into the online taxi-hailing space has been anticipated since it acquired cab booking platform BookMyCab in July 2015, the online auto-rickshaw aggregator finally made its foray into the segment only this last Sunday. The company has debuted

Uber hires NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead Uber ‘Elevate’

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Uber has hired NASA engineer Mark Moore as the Director of Engineering at Uber Elevate; its flying taxi project that is expected to take off in next few years. Mark Moore, a 30-year veteran of NASA, is the one who

Apple, Facebook and 95 other companies file opposition to Trump’s immigration ban

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Some of the top tech companies including names like Apple, Facebook, Twitter, MicrosoftMicrosoft and others have filed an amicus brief with the federal appeals court against the President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven countries, as first reported by

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick leaves Trump’s business advisory council

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit Donald Trump’s economic advisory group, as first reported by Recode. Amidst raging criticism from employees and Uber customers for his decision to work directly with Trump, Kalanick sent a memo to his employees informing

UberPOOL and Ola Share stand illegal in Bangalore from today

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As the 3-day deadline issued by the State transport commissioner M.K.Aiyappa to cab aggregators- Uber and Ola to withdraw their ride-sharing services ended yesterday, UberPOOL and Ola Share now stand illegal in Bangalore starting today. According to the transport department,

Cleartrip now lets you book an Uber within its app

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Online travel booking platform Cleartrip has partnered with cab-aggregator Uber that will allow people booking their trip through Cleartrip, to book an Uber from the Cleartrip app itself. Users will also get contextual local activity suggestions along with ride requests.

Ola appoints former PepsiCo exec Vishal Kaul as new COO

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Cab aggregator, Ola has named former PepsiCo executive, Vishal Kaul, as its chief operating officer (COO) and Pranay Jivrajka will continue to lead key strategic initiatives in a new role as founding partner, the company said. In his new role,

Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal

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Google’s former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176, Amit Singhal is joining Uber as its new SVP of engineering. In the role, the engineer who spent 15 years at Google will be heading up the Maps and

Now book a cab directly from Google Maps

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Though Google recently added features to book a cab from its map services, but users still had to go to the cab aggregator’s app to finish the process. However, now with the latest update, Google is letting users book a

Twitter’s Ravi Bhaskaran calls it quits to join Uber

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Continuing the trend of top-level exits from Twitter India, Ravi Bhaskaran, Head of business development/platform partnerships, South Asia, has called it quits at Twitter to join Uber India as head of partnerships. Before Twitter, Bhaskaran worked in the telecom sector