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Tag: Uber

Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Ola, Uber In India

New Delhi: Before the world realised the enormity of Covid-19 repercussions, ride-hailing companies Ola and Uber just appeared set for a long drive of fast-paced growth. After covering most major Indian cities and towns, Ola started expanding its services internationally, including in key global markets like London and Sydney. Uber too appeared to have found […]

Lockdown 4.0: Uber, Ola Resume Normal Ride Services In Indian Cities

New Delhi: Uber India on Monday said it has resumed normal ride services in 31 cities after the new Lockdown 4.0 guidelines came into practice with more relaxations. The company said that riders will constantly be notified with further information and the status of specific cities through its app. Among the cities when Uber has […]

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Lockdown 3.0: Ola, Uber Resume Services In Green And Orange Zones

New Delhi: With the government easing restrictions in select zones across the country from May 4 amid lockdown 3.0, Ola and Uber on Monday announced to resume their operations in green and orange zones across India. Uber will provide rides in green zones like Daman, Kochi, Guwahati and more places while it will provide rides […]

Sonam Kapoor’s Scariest Experience Is Really Scary

Sonam Kapoor, who is reportedly in England to shoot for an ad, recently shared her scary experience of taking an Uber in London. Sonam took to Twitter and narrated her experience while travelling in an Uber cab and said that it left her completely shaken. She tweeted, “Hey guys I’ve had the scariest experience with […]

Ola, Uber, 'Mo cars & 2-wheelers' will give Odisha's 'Mo Bus' concept a run for money!

Bhubaneswar: When Odisha government is betting on public transport schemes aka the ‘Mo Bus’ to boost public transport, the stunning fact for the government is in the last decade (2010-11 – 2018-19) fleet of private cars vroomed by a massive 163 per cent. The two-wheelers during the last decade have grown by a high of […]

New Uber Initiatives To Empower Women, Youth In India

New Delhi: In a bid to make the daily commute safer for women in India, ride-hailing giant Uber on Friday launched a new campaign for Uber Auto, which also aims to empower riders with seamless shared mobility solutions. The company also launched an Uber Moto campaign for youth with convenient doorstep pickup to help them […]

Uber Partners With Bharti AXA General, Tata AIG For Rider Insurance

New Delhi: Ride-sharing major Uber has joined hands with Bharti AXA General Insurance and TATA AIG to offer rider insurance to riders at without any extra cost. The rider insurance will cover all riders in cars, autos and motos up to a maximum of Rs 5,00,000 in case of an accident on a trip. The […]

Up to Rs 5 lakh insurance free for Uber riders in India

New Delhi: The moment you board an Uber vehicle starting Wednesday, you will automatically be entitled to an insurance coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh, the ride-hailing giant said on Wednesday. In case of an accidental death or disability, Uber riders will be able to claim a maximum of Rs 500,000. They will be […]

RSS affiliate wants to curb surge pricing of Uber, Ola

New Delhi: Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a key RSS affiliate, has declared war on ‘surge pricing’ by cab aggregators like Uber and Ola. In a letter to Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, the SJM has demanded regulation of surge pricing limits for taxi aggregators under Motor Vehicles Act 2019. SJM’s Ashwini Mahajan wrote, […]

SC asks Centre to consider law to regulate Ola, Uber

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the central government to consider bringing a law to regulate mobile app-based taxi service providers like Ola and Uber to ensure safety and security of women passengers. A bench headed by Justice S.A. Bobde also asked petitioner Nipun Saxena to make representation before the Ministry of Transport […]

Uber's new tools let riders check driver identity fraud

New Delhi: To prevent driver identity fraud, ride-hailing giant Uber on Tuesday said it will send in-app reminders and a push notification so that riders can match the license plate, car make and model, and the driver photo with what is provided in the app before getting into the car. The alert will go live […]

Google Maps to alert Indians if cab drivers deviate from route

New Delhi: Next time when you board an Uber or Ola from the airport, railway station or from a friend’s place at midnight anywhere in India, keep your Google Maps on. In case the driver deviates from the designated drop route for 500 metres, your phone would buzz with a prominent notification — informing you […]

Uber makes drivers' app more responsive to their needs

San Francisco: Amid rising tensions over workers rights, global ride-hailing major Uber has incorporated several changes to its app for drivers to improve the experience for both newer as well as seasoned drivers. Uber is testing out several new features for drivers, including a scrolling feed of promotions and gamified ‘quests’ that would be viewable […]

Uber testing on-trip 24x7 security helpline in India

Kolkata: Ride hailing major Uber is piloting a 24×7 on-trip helpline to boost the safety of its passengers, company sources said. Since its inception in India in 2013, Uber has not offered direct calling support for passengers, and this move comes following feedbacks in this regard, they said. “We are piloting a security call centre […]

Uber, Bajaj introduces passenger quadricycle

Bengaluru: Ride-hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced partnering with Bajaj Auto to introduce its Bajaj Qute passenger quadricycle in its fleet of UberXS services. The Bajaj Qute is essentially a driver-plus-three-passenger-quadricycle – a four-wheeled vehicle that’s smaller and lighter than a passenger car. “We are delighted to partner with one of India’s most trusted names, […]

Amazon loses contract with FedEx amid competition

San Francisco: Amid increasing competition, global courier company FedEx has decided not to renew its air shipping contract with e-commerce giant Amazon. Amazon’s FedEx Express contract is in question, which according to Amazon is used for air transportation of packages and is not used for last-mile and ground deliveries, The Verge reported on Friday. “FedEx […]

Uber: Foregery Case Against the Cab Company, Know Details

Lucknow: Ride hailing major Uber is in a tight spot after retired Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh registered a case of forgery against the cab company. According to the FIR filed at the Gomti Nagar police station, the former DGP on Sunday booked an Uber cab on but had to cancel the […]

PayPal makes $500 million investment in Uber: Report

San Francisco: Global online payments system PayPal is investing $500 million in Uber ahead of the highly anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO), the media cited the ride-sharing major updated S1 filing. “I don’t think you spend that kind of money unless it’s part of a global strategy to enable these new super-platforms,” Ryan Gilbert, Partner […]

Uber to double down on hiring techies in India

Bengaluru: Online ride-hailing platform Uber has announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments — from over 500 to more than 1,000 ‘technologists’ — at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year. Uber India aims to hire full-stack teams that include product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and […]

Uber driver attacked, looted by two miscreants in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Two unidentified miscreants attacked an Uber driver at Tapoban Chhak in Khandagiri area here and escaped with his car on the wee hours of Thursday. The driver identified as Ganesh Mahakud received critical injuries while trying to put up a fight and foil the robbery bid. He has been admitted to a private hospital […]

Uber drivers' cars are parked outside the Ministry of Transportation building during a protest in Taipei
Uber inks new pact with NASA on 'flying car'

Washington: In a bid to show its seriousness about taking its “flying car” concept off the ground, ride hailing company Uber has signed a second space act agreement with NASA. The pact aims to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air […]

Egypt court suspends ban on online cab services

Cairo: An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension of a ban on online cab services — Uber and Careem — until their appeal is determined by a higher court. On March 20, Cairo’s administrative court ruled to ban the services of the two companies and stop their online applications, but Saturday’s order suspended the former […]

Ola to ride in Australia to take on Uber

Bengaluru, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian online cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday announced its entry into the international market, starting with Australia, to take on its American rival Uber. “We have begun recruiting private hire vehicles and drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Tuesday, with rides expected to begin in the coming weeks,” a company spokesperson […]

Uber may let riders request drivers with high ratings

Davos: In a bid to ensure billions of its riders a safe and secure journey, ride-hailing platform Uber on Tuesday said the company may allow people to request drivers with higher ratings. The company will “do much more with driver ratings… and have users be able to opt in to a higher level of service,” Uber […]

Uber faces inquiry for hiding 2016 data breach

San Francisco: After ride-hailing platform Uber disclosed that two hackers “inappropriately accessed” the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers, regulators of at least five states in the US said they will question the company for staying silent after the hack. “At least five states including Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and […]