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Self-driving car kills pedestrian for the first time

An Uber-operated autonomous car struck a pedestrian and killed them in what is thought to be the first death of its kind.


21/03/2018  |  Full story...

EU rules Uber 'is a taxi service and can be regulated as such'

An EU court has ruled that ride hailing phone app Uber is a taxi service and can be regulated as such.


20/12/2017  |  Full story...

Uber criticised for "hack cover-up"

The UK data watchdog has 'huge concerns' over Uber's hack cover-up,which was revealed over the weekend.


23/11/2017  |  Full story...

Uber buys fleet of 24,000 driverless cars from Volvo

Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo as the ride-booking app and ride-hailing app looks towards automation.


21/11/2017  |  Full story...

Uber app tops chart despite London ban (but competitors also thrive)

Uber’s app has soared to first place within the App Store Travel category, according to data from Hitwise, indicating London passengers are still keen to use the firm’s services despite having its license stopped in the city.


16/10/2017  |  Full story...

Uber Vs TFL: who's driving social media?

Uber and TFL have taken media by storm this week, but how have they faired up on social media?


29/09/2017  |  Full story...

"Save Uber" London petition heading for 1 million signatures

A record-breaking number of signatures against the controversial move to ban Uber from operating in London makes it the fastest growing petition in the UK this year.


25/09/2017  |  Full story...

Ride sharing app Uber loses London license

Transport for London has ruled that it will not renew taxi app Uber's private hire licence after concluding it is "not fit and proper".


22/09/2017  |  Full story...

Uber ‘clean air plan’: All London cars to be electric or hybrid by 2019

Uber UK has launched its Clean Air Plan, which sees the ride sharing company take several actions to reduce the ecological impact of its service, as well as motoring in general.


11/09/2017  |  Full story...

The demographics of Uber’s US users

In the US, 8% of online adults are using Uber at least once a month and, by some distance, 16-34s are the most enthusiastic Uber adopters, according to new research.


05/07/2017  |  Full story...

Uber in management shake-up as workplace scandal deepens

Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick is rumoured to be taking a leave of absence for several months, amid accusations of discrimination and cut-throat practices at the taxi app firm, accoridng to a new report.


13/06/2017  |  Full story...

Uber halts self-driving car trials after crash

Uber has halted its self-driving cars from the Arizona roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side.


27/03/2017  |  Full story...

Google Maps gets ride-hailing comparison tool

Google is adding additional ride hailing partners to its Maps feature, which previously only included Uber.


12/09/2016  |  Full story...

Uber partners Visa for $10 loyalty discount scheme

Uber is to start giving its users $10 off rides if they shop with a Visa card.


01/09/2016  |  Full story...

Uber lets Londoners book cars in advance for first time

Taxi-hailing app Uber is launching a new tool that lets users in London pre-book rides up to 30 days in advance, rather than ordering when they need them.


26/08/2016  |  Full story...

Uber self-driving cars to start picking up passengers next month

Ride-sharing firm Uber will soon let users in Pittsburgh hail self-driving cars, the company has confirmed.


22/08/2016  |  Full story...

Uber for Planes: Wingly connects private pilots to passengers

Flight sharing platform Wingly is officially launching in the UK after going live in France and Germany.

05/07/2016  |  Full story...

UberEATS comes to UK to take on Deliveroo

Uber is planning to expand its takeaway deliver service to the UK after launching in 16 other cities around the world, according to a news report.

06/06/2016  |  Full story...

Uber enters driverless car race

Car-hailing app Uber has begun testing a self-driving vehicle in a move that threatens to further disrupt the taxi industry.

20/05/2016  |  Full story...

Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival

Apple had invested $1bn in Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, as the electronics giant looks to take on Uber.

16/05/2016  |  Full story...

Uber sends 15,000 email print outs via horse and cart in Australia protest

Uber has gone back in time in a publicity stunt protest over a a raft of new regulations in Australia.

04/05/2016  |  Full story...

12 things you didn’t know about Uber [INFOGRAPHIC]

Uber is expanding beyond it’s taxi-app service, with meal deliveries and even helicopter rides. Parcel Hero has compiled 12 things you didn’t know about an app you may use everyday – from a future filled with robot-driven cars to Maserati super car drop-offs

25/01/2016  |  Full story...

Facebook Messenger users can now order Uber taxis

Facebook has partnered with Uber to build ride-hailing into its Messenger app, as it looks to expand beyond chat app features.

17/12/2015  |  Full story...

Uber delivers kittens to offices on national cat day

Uber has teamed up with a number of animal shelters to deliver kittens to offices around the US on National Cat Day.

29/10/2015  |  Full story...

Uber plans massive China expansion

Uber has raised $1.2bn for its expansion into China, with plans to launch the taxi app in 100 cities in the next year.

08/09/2015  |  Full story...

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