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Cars for Rent: Uber launches Hourly Rentals in 17 cities including Delhi NCR, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh

By : CIOL Bureau

Uber on Monday launched Hourly Rentals. It is a 24 x 7 on-demand, intracity service, cars for rent service. It further allows riders to retain a car with its driver for several hours. They can also make multiple stops on

Uber cuts down 600 jobs in India stating “unpredictable nature of recovery”

By : CIOL Bureau

Uber, one of the leading cab-riding services, is cutting 25% of its workforce in India. Earlier this month, the tech giant laid of 6700  total employees in the world. This move comes to cut costs and move towards a more

5 reasons why Uber might be looking to expand its Asian Pacific headquarters in India

By : Laxitha Mundhra

In a recent statement, the Cab-aggregator giant, Uber is said to lay off another 3000 employees. It was a hard decision for them, but along that they said one more thing that raises our ears. Over the next 12 months, it

Ola and Uber will resume services in Lockdown 4.0, even in Red Zones

By : CIOL Bureau

In its latest guidelines, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that all activities, except those specifically prohibited, are now open. The list does not include Cab riding as a prohibited service. This means that online-cab aggregators like Ola and Uber

Uber Essential: Now available in five Indian cities

By : CIOL Bureau

Since many people are stuck indoors and the government has banned all public transport, it is difficult for people to go out even for important tasks. In this view, Uber Technologies has launched the new service- Uber Essential. The company

Uber announced partnership with Bajaj to launch Bajaj Qute on UberXS in Bengaluru

By : CIOL Bureau

Uber announced a partnership with Bajaj Auto, one of the most trusted brands in the world, to launch Bajaj Qute on UberXS for quick, affordable and smart urban commuting. The Bajaj Qute is a driver plus three passenger quadricycle, which

Uber Joins Forces with the International Cricket Council to support first ever standalone ICC Women’s World T20

By : CIOL Bureau

Uber and The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a world first partnership to support the first ever standalone ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies. Uber and the ICC aim to leverage one of the world’s most popular sports

Uber gets into bike-sharing business with Jump

By : CIOL Writers

Uber is buying New York-based electric-bike startup Jump Bikes that operates in 40 US cities. In a blog post, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said that the company had reached a deal to acquire Jump adding bike sharing to its transportation options. “We’re committed

Uber-Grab merger under investigation on competition grounds

By : CIOL Writers

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) is investigating the Uber-Grab merger deal and has proposed interim measures that will require Uber and Grab to maintain their pre-transaction independent pricing. The commission also directed Grab to not take confidential information from Uber

Otto co-founder Lior Ron has left Uber

By : CIOL Writers

Lior Ron, who co-founded self-driving truck startup Otto, has left the company a little less than two years after Uber acquired his startup. Ron, who along with Anthony Levandowski sold Otto to Uber in 2016, six months after leaving Google, was

Uber won’t re-apply for self-driving car permit in California

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of Arizona’s fatal crash that killed a pedestrian, Uber has decided against renewing its self-driving car permit in California that expires on March 31. Uber said it withdrew its California application because it wouldn’t have been able to

Uber banned from testing self-driving cars in Arizona

By : CIOL Writers

Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing firm has been barred from testing its self-driving cars in Arizona following the fatal crash that killed a pedestrian while she was crossing the street. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a letter sent to Uber

Another retreat for Uber as it sells Southeast Asian biz to Grab

By : CIOL Writers

Uber has agreed to sell its Southeast Asia business to Singapore-based regional rival Grab, marking another retreat for the US company from international operations. Under the agreement, Grab will acquire all of Uber’s operations in a region of 620 million people, including food

Apple’s autonomous cars outnumber Waymo and Uber in California

By : CIOL Writers

Barely days after one of Uber’s autonomous vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona, a new report claims that Apple has significantly increased the number of test vehicles in California. Apple has almost doubled its fleet of autonomous cars in California, as per

Toyota halts self-driving tests in the US after Uber accident

By : CIOL Writers

Toyota has halted its self-driving car tests in the US after an Uber self-driving car hit a pedestrian which led to her death. The Japanese car company said on Wednesday that it would temporarily suspend testing of its ‘Chauffeur’ autonomous

Uber’s Arizona accident once again puts self-driving cars in dock

By : CIOL Writers

A self-driving Uber car killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, marking the first fatality involving a self-driving vehicle and a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation. In response Uber has suspended North American tests of its self-driving

Uber hires former Alexa voice shopping chief Assaf Ronen

By : CIOL Writers

Uber has hired former Amazon Alexa voice shopping chief Assaf Ronen, as reported by Recode. Ronen is set to replace Uber’s Head of product, Daniel Graf, who will remain as an advisor and help get Graf up to speed. Uber

Does Uber want to partner Waymo to supply autonomous vehicles?

By : CIOL Writers

Uber is looking to partner Waymo to supply autonomous vehicles. This news comes following Uber’s legal settlement with Alphabet’s self-driving car division last month, as well as the company’s less combative stance. According to The Information, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and other Uber executives

Uber officially launches Uber Express Pool

By : CIOL Writers

After months of trial in San Francisco, Uber is officially launching Express Pool, its new service that gets you cheaper fares in exchange for a little walking on your part. The company’s ride algorithm will match you and the driver

Uber could be looking to sell Southeast Asia unit to Grab

By : CIOL Writers

Uber is planning to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter. The purported move mirrors an exit it pulled off in China,