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Uber Stories December 19, 2018
Jump, an electric bicycle sharing service, was scooped up by Uber last year. The ride-sharing giant used Jump as its first foray into the booming micro-mobility industry.
Now Jump has released a totally redesigned electric bicycle that focuses on usability, reliability and user interface upgrades. This new model could change the way people think about shared electric bicycles.
Uber Stories September 6, 2018
Personal urban transportation, including one-person electric vehicles designed for cities, is a rapidly growing industry. Though cars are great multi-use vehicles for suburban and rural environments, commuters are now discovering that densely populated urban centers can be better served with smaller, purpose built transportation solutions such as electric bicycles and e-scooters.
Now with an increasing number of options in the market for affordable personal electric transportations, these little EVs are becoming popular alternatives in cities around the country.
Uber Stories June 6, 2018
Uber’s Jump electric bicycle rentals invade Europe, with Berlin first
Uber, the popular ride-hailing app company, has now set its sights on European electric bicycle riders.
The company announced earlier today that their electric bicycle rental service Jump will be debuting in Berlin later this summer. Afterwards, Uber plans to continue their rental e-bike rollout across other European cities.
Uber Stories April 9, 2018
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…
Uber Stories March 19, 2018
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
Uber Stories January 16, 2018
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.