Tag Archives: Uber

Doubts Raised Over Authenticity of Uber China’s Million Daily Rides

16 Jun

Travis Kalanick, CEO of car service company Uber Technologies Inc., said in a recent letter to investors that the company cares much about its development in the Chinese market and that nearly one million rides are recorded daily in the country. However, the New York Times said in a report before the letter that Uber was logging in 100,000 rides a day in China, lagging far behind its rivals there. (more…)

Authorities raid Uber’s Guangzhou office

2 May

Authorities raided the Guangzhou office of ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. Thursday, seizing mobile phones and other equipment, The Wall Street Journal reported. (more…)

Uber will provide a panic button to its Indian passengers from February 11

6 Feb

News source: Rahul Punyani, The Tech Portal

Looks like Uber has finally learned its lesson, i.e. in order to run its services in India, it will have to comply with government issued safety rules. As a result, the $41 Billion valued car-hailing service said that it will provide an in-app panic button and journey/location sharing service to its users from February 11 so that they can dodge the situations that they are not supposed to be in. (more…)

Uber (finally) goes for stringent background checks, partners with First Advantage to screen drivers

4 Feb

News source: Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

It took a big, sad incident to wake Uber up to the call of stricter background checks of its drivers. The US based taxi-hailing app has now announced its partnership with First Advantage for the process of screening of its drivers, including their criminal antecedents. (more…)

Uber is currently running its New Delhi operations on a no-profit basis

28 Jan

News source: Rahul Punyani, The Tech Portal

Though Uber somehow managed to step back into the New Delhi territory, the ride-hailing service is currently carrying out its operations on a no-profit basis, pending approval of a radio taxi license. (more…)