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Bay Area Uber Drivers Rally Against Settlement and City Tax

Groups of Uber drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area were set to rally at two locations Thursday to object to a $100 million Uber driver settlement offer and what they see as an unfair city tax penalty, according to Edward Escobar, spokesperson for the United Drivers group. Escobar spoke with Digital Trends prior to …

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Uber drives off with Toyota in latest ride-sharing partnership

Toyota has just announced a major partnership with Uber, the latest in a growing list of similar deals between traditional car makers and ride-hailing outfits. The tie-up includes a “strategic investment” by the Japanese car giant in Uber, though the financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Similar to GM’s deal with Uber …

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Uber now lets you follow family members' rides in real-time

Uber has just released a safety-focused update for its Family Profiles feature. Rolled out on Tuesday to users around the world, Trip Tracker lets you follow a family member’s ride in real time so you’ll know exactly how the journey is progressing. “Whether you have a spouse traveling for work, a …

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Uber To Test Out In-App Phone Support For Drivers

One of the biggest issues Uber drivers are vocal about is not being able to talk to a company representative about any given problem. It seems like Uber is listening, because the company announced it would be testing an in-app hotline for drivers in the Bay Area, according to SF Gate. …

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Uber's Begun Testing Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh

Don’t look know, but if you’re cruising around downtown Pittsburgh, the next Ford you overtake might be a self-driving Uber. On Thursday, the on-demand driving service took the wraps off its autonomous vehicles: modified Ford Focus hybrids outfitted with myriad sensors that the company began testing near its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Advanced Technology research center several weeks …

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