• San Francisco Mar 11, 2020

    Uber to Resume Testing Self-Driving Vehicles in SF

    Uber on Tuesday was set to resume testing self-driving vehicles on public roads in San Francisco two years after suspending the program, according to a report from TechCrunch.

  • San Francisco Mar 28, 2019

    Ride-Hailing Giants Face Bumpy Road to Profitability

    Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have redefined what we expect from transportation, hooking customers on the immediacy of on-demand rides with a few clicks on a smartphone.

  • San Francisco Mar 28, 2019

    Lyft Hikes IPO Target to $70-$72 a Share As Excitement Rises

    Lyft is lifting the price target for its initial public offering in a sign of the excitement surrounding the stock market debut of a ride-hailing service that’s gaining ground on its rival Uber.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Examining Lyft's IPO Valuation

    Company officials for Lyft will be hitting the road across the country this week in preparation of its initial public offering. Pete Suratos reports.

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Uber CEO Aims to Pare Losses and Get ‘the Love Back'

    Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is focused on cutting the company’s massive losses and “getting the love back” after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service’s sometimes heartless treatment of its employees, drivers, regulators and rivals.

  • NBC Feb 10, 2018

    Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit

    A high-profile legal between Uber and Google-spin-off Waymo, which accuses the ride-hailing company of stealing its self-driving car technology, came to a close Friday after the two companies reached a settlement.

  • CEO Feb 7, 2018

    Former Uber CEO Testifies in High-Tech Heist Case

    Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the witness stand Tuesday, offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google. Kalanick’s testimony centered on his dealings with Anthony Levandowski, a former star engineer at Google who left its robotic-vehicle project in January 2016. Levandowski subsequently launched a robotic-truck startup called Otto...

  • CEO Feb 6, 2018

    Google Spinoff, Uber Whale on Each Other as Trial Opens

    An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google’s former autonomous car unit Waymo likened Uber to Rosie Ruiz, one of the most notorious cheaters in sports history. Waymo...

  • California Dec 16, 2017

    Inflammatory Letter Sheds Light on Uber's Alleged Misconduct

    A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals’ trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge. Those tactics allegedly included impersonating other people, illegally recording conversations and hacking into computers. Former Uber manager Richard...

  • Attorney Nov 29, 2017

    Uber Facing Federal Probe on Allegations of Espionage

    Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Uber deployed an espionage team to plunder trade secrets from its rivals. The revelation triggered a delay in a high-profile trial over whether the beleaguered ride-hailing service stole self-driving car technology from a Google spinoff. The probe under way at the U.S. Justice Department centers on a 37-page letter that described allegations made by...

  • driver Aug 23, 2017

    Automated Safety Systems Are Preventing Car Crashes: Studies

    Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the same time, research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raises concern that drivers may be less vigilant when relying...

  • CEO Jun 23, 2017

    Uber Knew Fired Exec Had Info at Center of Google Theft Case

    Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer — now accused of stealing self-driving car technology — despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer’s property. The admission, contained in a Thursday court filing, is the latest twist in a high-profile legal fight between the ride-hailing company and a Google spin-off, Waymo. Both companies...

  • California Apr 21, 2017

    Apple to Begin Testing Self-Driving Car Technology in California

    Apple will begin testing self-driving car technology in California, its first public move into a highly competitive field that could radically change transportation.

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