Announced by the company today, Uber has bought the ebike sharing company Jump for reportedly around $100M to $200M. This could be a boon for ebike sharing and it has everything to do with Uber’s *uber* popular app and the integration of “ebiking” as a cheaper, more fun, and often quicker option than calling a car. Oh, and without fossil fuels…
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Local news in Tempe, Arizona are reporting a Uber self-driving prototype was involved in a fatal crash with a cyclist. Local police are currently investigating. expand full story
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Uber Stories January 16
Anthony Levandowski, Uber’s former head of self-driving, is still neck-deep in a lawsuit alleging that he stole trade secrets from Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving company and his former employer. Now, he is facing another lawsuit claiming to shine a new light on the extent of his dealings.
According to the suit, it even includes paying a Tesla engineer to receive updates on the automaker’s electric truck program. expand full story
Uber Stories November 24, 2017
In its latest electrification effort, Uber announced that it will be deploying ‘hundreds of electric cars’ in India in partnership with local manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra. expand full story
Uber Stories November 20, 2017
This morning Uber Technologies Inc. announced that they have agreed to purchase 24,000 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrids from the Swedish company to for a fleet of driverless cars. Let that sink in for a moment, 24 thousand self-driving sports utility vehicles. That is 10,000 more than the number of yellow cabs in New York City.
Uber Stories October 12, 2017
Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber this February was surprising given Google and Alphabet’s usual hesitancy towards suing. However, Waymo found Uber’s alleged actions a particularly large affront. Reuters has now discovered what Waymo demanded from Uber in settlement talks to stop the case from heading to trial.
Uber Stories October 8, 2017
Uber has announced this weekend that as soon as next week, they will deploy a fleet of 50 new Tesla vehicles under its UberONE service in Dubai. expand full story
Uber Stories September 8, 2017
Here’s an interesting initiative from Uber. The ride-hailing company is funding an effort to have all its drivers in London, and there are apparently 40,000 of them today, switch to electric and hybrid cars by 2025.
Furthermore, all new cars going on the company’s Uberx network will have to be electric by the end of 2019. expand full story
Uber Stories August 21, 2017
Early Tesla and Uber investor Jason Calacanis is calling for a merger of the two companies, which he says could “beat everybody at transportation.”
Calacanis says that it would also solve Uber’s CEO search by making Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, in charge of both companies. expand full story
Uber Stories August 15, 2017
Through the discovery process of the lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, in which the latter is accusing the former of having colluded with a former Google engineer, Anthony Levandowski, to steal technology from their self-driving car startup, we now learn that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Levandowski really don’t like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and some of the claims he made about the Autopilot program. expand full story