Minister Sriramulu stated that they are receiving complaints against the cab aggregators every year. "They are supposed to give service and comfort to the customers. There are also some technical issues involved," he said.
Sources explain that the minimum auto fare is Rs 30 and the waiting charge of Rs 5 for 5 minutes has been fixed officially. But, cab aggregators are allegedly charging Rs 100 as minimum fare.
Zomato reported Rs 185.7 crore in consolidated loss for the quarter ending June 30, compared to a loss of Rs 359.7 crore in the previous quarter.
"Absolute rubbish. We're very profitable and growing well. If some other companies want to exit their business from India they are welcome to! We will never merge," Aggarwal posted.
Uber Technologies on Wednesday announced it will hire 500 employees for its India tech centres by the end of this year.
The CCPA grilled cab aggregators over their algorithms related to ride cancellations and surge pricing and directed them to be more vigilant regarding their customers.
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Thursday partnered with cab service providers Ola and Uber to provide commuting facilities for passengers at selected aerodromes including Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. As part of the strategic alliance, passengers will be able to avail cab services of both Ola and Uber at Chennai, Kolkata, […]
Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate police on Sunday arrested four persons including MBA student in connection with the loot of Uber car from Khandagiri, on the outskirts of the city last month. The accused have been identified as Sandip Nayak (27), Pintu Digal (25), Jitendra Sahu (31) and Sivil Priyadarshan (31) of Khurda. The gang was busted after […]
Bhubaneswar: Uber and Ola cabs would not be seen on the roads of the capital city for an indefinite period, for the drivers of the two taxi companies have resorted to a strike protesting reduction in their earning caused by falling incentives. The cab drivers, who used to get hefty incentives in the earlier days, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dhaka: Ride-hailing app Uber on Tuesday announced the launch of its bike-sharing service UberMOTO here. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, skipper of the Bangladesh cricket team, took the first MOTO ride in the city, reports Xinhua news agency. With the launch, Uber will take another step forward in its efforts to redefine urban mobility in Dhaka that it […]
San Francisco: Online Cab booking app Uber has declared that it will launch its new project of flying tax service in Los Angeles by 2020 in order to deal with the city’s traffic problem. When Uber’s Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden on Wednesday revealed the plan at the Web Summit, a technology conference in Lisbon, […]
New York: SoftBank’s multi-billion-dollar investment into ridesharing app Uber will be finalised “very likely in the next week” Uber board member Arianna Huffington has said. Uber’s board voted earlier in October to approve the Japanese tech conglomerate’s cash infusion, which would add six more board seats and annul super-voting shares held by former CEO Travis […]
Los Angeles: Uber’s ousted CEO Travis Kalanick has appointed two members to the firm’s board of directors for seats under his control in a move reportedly meant to solidify his influence in the company, a media report said. Kalanick has appointed former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and former CIT Group CEO John Thain to positions […]
London: Ride-hailing app Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) said on Friday. The TfL rejected Uber’s application on the basis that the company was not “fit and proper” to hold a private car hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on September 30. “Uber’s approach […]
Bengaluru: Global ride hailing app Uber has apologised after its food delivery service’s ‘Wife Appreciation Day’ promotion in Bengaluru was called out for being ‘sexist’ by social media users from across the world. Through its app, the company had put out a promotional message on Sunday for UberEATS, its food delivery platform, which was launched in […]
San Francisco: Google has been reluctant about sharing how much it spends on self-driving technology but now, the number — over $1 billion — has been accidentally revealed while reviewing documents in the ongoing legal tussle between Google’s Waymo and Uber. Google spent a whopping $1.1 billion on developing its self-driving software and hardware, says […]
San Francisco: Ride-hailing app Uber has named American travel company Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO after its founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick resigned in June, the media reported. The announcement was made on Sunday night, reports CNN. According to Uber sources, Iranian-origin Khosrowshahi was not among those reported to have been in […]
New Delhi: A court here on Monday issued summons to app-based cab service providers, including Ola and Uber, for allegedly not adhering to rules relating to fares. ad Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra asked the company to represent itself by the authorised representative on the next date of hearing, December 11. The court order came on […]
New York: Amid the tussle with Uber on the theft of its self-driving car technology, Google’s Waymo has started testing its own autonomous truck. According to a report in BuzzFeed, Waymo’s self-driving truck was spotted in a photo and the development was later confirmed by the company. A spokesperson from Waymo — Google’s self-driving car […]
Washington: American fast-food chain McDonald’s announced of collaborating with ride-hailing app Uber to deliver food in over 1,000 outlets across the US. The initiative called McDelivery, aims at winning back young customers who are willing to pay for food brought to their doors. According to UberEATS fees, food delivery charge is $5, Xinhua news agency […]
New York: A US judge has asked federal prosecutors to investigate Uber Technologies Inc and one of its engineers for potential theft of trade secrets from Google, a media report said. The judge also determined the lawsuit Google filed against Uber would head to trial, dealing a blow to Uber’s strategy, The Wall Street Journal […]
Washington: US ride-hailing company Uber has suspended its self-driving cars from the roads after one such vehicle crashed in Arizona, the media reported on Sunday. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on a street, next to another badly damaged vehicle, the BBC reported. US-based Fresco News posted the images and video on […]
New York:A prominent New York-based lawyer has been hired to represent the 25-year-old woman allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi to sue the cab service provider in US courts. “I can confirm that I have been retained by the young lady who was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi, India, last […]
The Uber cab driver accused of raping a 27-year-old executive has been a serial sexual offender and was out on bail in a rape case in 2013 besides being involved in similar case in 2011, police said today calling him a "big time rogue"
The cabbie, who allegedly raped a 27-year-old woman here on Friday night, has been arrested in Mathura even as questions were raised over security measures provided by Uber, the US-based cab firm which used his taxi service
New Delhi: The woman executive allegedly raped by Uber taxi driver Shiv Kumar Yadav identified him as the rapist during the recording of her statement in the trial which began Thursday, sources said.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]