Uber Says Customers Give Up Right to Sue When They Agree to Use Service

A US appeals court in New York on Friday weighed arguments over whether Uber customers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its popular taxi hailing service. The case could have wider implications for Internet businesses, which often require customers to agree to bring disputes through private arbitration as part…


Uber says it’s reviewing use of ‘Greyball’ and won’t use it to monitor regulators

Uber’s chief security officer Joe Sullivan posted an update Wednesday about the company’s use of “Greyball,” providing some details about use of the software tool, which was revealed in a New York Times report last week. Greyball was part of a program Uber designed to help it identify users who violate the terms of service…


Uber, Ola Strike Continues in Delhi-NCR

The strike in Delhi-NCR by thousands of Ola and Uber drivers demanding better pay entered its fifth day, which led to autorickshaws fleecing commuters. Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi (SDAD) reiterated to continue the indefinite strike until their demands are addressed by either these two app-based cab agregators or the Delhi government. The union claimed…


Uber Drivers Are Employees and Deserve Benefits, Brazil Judge Rules

A Brazilian judge ruled that a driver using the Uber ride-hailing app is an employee of the San Francisco-based company and is entitled to workers’ benefits, adding to the global debate over labor rights for drivers on the platform. Uber said on Tuesday it would appeal the decision by Judge Marcio Toledo Goncalves, who issued…


Murders, Robberies of Drivers in Brazil Force Uber to Rethink Cash Strategy

On a Thursday night last September, Uber driver Osvaldo Luis Modolo Filho accepted a ride request from a teenage couple on the eastern edge of Sao Paulo, to be paid in cash. A few blocks from their destination, the passengers – who hailed the ride on the Uber app with a false name – drew…


Uber, Ola Services Still Paralysed in Delhi by Drivers’ Strike

A strike in Delhi by thousands of Uber and Ola drivers demanding better pay has paralysed the ride-hailing services that have grabbed business from traditional taxi and rickshaw operators with their cheaper fares. Commuters faced delays for a fourth day even as the city-state’s government laid on extra buses to help them get to work,…


Uber, Ola Drivers in Delhi NCR Go on Strike From Friday; Demand Accident Insurance and More

If you have been struggling to find an Ola or Uber on Friday morning in Delhi and NCR, you aren’t alone. Ola and Uber drivers have reportedly gone on strike from Friday. The strike has been called by Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi, which claims to have 2,000 drivers in its group, and they demand…


Consumer Panel Rejects Overcharging Plea Against Ola, Uber

The apex consumer commission Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a refund of over Rs. 9,200 crores as excess amount allegedly charged by Ola and Uber cab aggregators. A National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission bench of Justice K S Chaudhari dismissed the petition filed by NGO – ‘Nyaybhoomi’ – saying it was non maintainable. The NGOs had…


Uber, Ola Drivers’ Strike in Delhi-NCR Called Off Partially

The indefinite strike by drivers working with app-based cab aggregators was on Sunday called off partially as five unions agreed to run taxis in Delhi-NCR following the Delhi government’s assurance. However, Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi (SDAD) which claims to represent 1.5 lakh of drivers in Delhi-NCR, said that it has not withdrawn its strike…


Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. The vehicles would be capable of providing a speedy alternative to the dreary morning commute. Moore’s research into…