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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# uber

Last year
# Taxi
Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste
Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.
All time
# gig economy
Uber grants UK drivers employee status in world first
It is a massive change in the business model of the ride-hailing app.
# proposition 22
'A proxy for the future of work': California votes to exempt Uber from new state labour law
Uber and Lyft donated tens of millions of dollars to the campaign.
# ride sharing
Uber and Lyft have 100,000 drivers in California, and a court says they must be treated as employees
The decision is part of a long-running battle about the classification of driver by the companies.
# Startups and tech
Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down
Drivers and traditional companies have been thinking on their feet to keep up with new apps.
# Startups and tech
Uber rival Bolt set to join the race to get to the top of Dublin's taxi app market
The $1bn company has emerged as a key player in Europe’s competitive transport app game.
# United States
Uber says it received nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assaults in two years
The report also revealed 19 fatal assaults related to the company over the last two years.
# Safety Concerns
Uber stripped of its licence to operate in London over safety concerns
The company said Transport for London’s decision was “extraordinary and wrong”.
# Automation
'If a self-driving car mistakes a child for a dog and doesn't swerve, who's liable there?'
The CEO of the Road Safety Authority Moyagh Murdock said legislators have to be careful when drafting laws dealing with automation.
# uber unhappy
'Accounting error' caused Irish Uber customers to be charged for journeys they didn't take
Some users were charged up to €70 after they failed to flag a taxi using the app.
# Startups and tech
Uber's Jump still has Dublin in its sights for its electric bike sharing service
The company was unsuccessful in talks with officials last year but has plans for an Irish launch eventually.
# Jason dalton
Uber driver gets life sentence after killing six people in US shooting spree
Jason Dalton admitted shooting eight people in three locations in between picking up passengers for Uber.
# tourism and transport
Uber's plan to deploy stationless e-bikes in Dublin has been rebuffed by officials
The city council said it would ‘not be appropriate’ to grant such a licence right now.
# uber eats
As Uber Eats arrives in Ireland, Deliveroo threatens defecting restaurants with higher rates
Competition in on-demand delivery has intensified with the new player in town.
# Legal Battle
Judge restores Uber's London licence for 15 months after it was revoked last September
The capital’s transport authority stripped the American firm of its licence last September amid safety concerns.
# graft
The Uber-driving Mormon missionary who is set for a Wallabies debut
Queensland Reds back row Caleb Timu is expected to feature against Ireland on Saturday.
# Investigation
Dashcam footage released of Uber self-driving car fatally hitting pedestrian
Police have said the SUV is unlikely to be found at fault because it may not have had time to stop.
# autonomous
Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian
Uber said it is to suspend its self-driving car programme.
# uber angry
Taxi drivers block London Bridge for hours in protest over Uber
Uber has around 40,000 drivers in London and 50,000 in Britain as a whole.
# bump in the road
EU court says Uber is taxi service and can be regulated
The firm claimed it was just a service provider and not a taxi company.
# Rebecca Dykes
Driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Lebanon
Local media have reported that the man has confessed to killing Rebecca Dykes.
# major breach
Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers
So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.
# Clampdown
Uber has lost its licence to operate in London after black cab protests
Uber said it will fight the decision in the courts.
# uber disappointed
Uber's ride-sharing plans for Ireland may have suffered their final setback
The transport watchdog has poured cold water on the tech company’s plans for a pilot in Limerick.
Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies
Uber was suspicious that Google was going to launch a competing lift-sharing service.
# gone
Embattled Uber founder Travis Kalanick steps down as CEO
Kalanick had already been on a leave of absence aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued company.
# u-turn
With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment
But the company’s local head is still confident its flagship service will launch here.
# greyball
Uber's latest woe - using secret software to steer drivers away from trouble
The software was unveiled in a New York Times report and Uber said it was only used in areas where it was not banned.
# Allegations
Uber executive leaves after claims he failed to disclose sex harassment allegation
The exec has denied he is guilty of any such behaviour.
# ride sharing
Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress
The couple has since divorced.
# Be prepared
This hero of a taxi driver made up an excellent care package for passengers in need
Plasters, chewing gum, hair clips… You name it, they’ve got it.
# uber unhappy
Uber has put the brakes on its self-driving cars in California
Self-driving Uber cars were being tested in defiance of a state order to halt the programme.
Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU
The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.
# sunday drive
This chancer of a taxi driver took a woman who fell asleep on a 56km detour
Volvo and Uber join forces to get to the future faster
Volvo Cars and Uber project will see the companies develop autonomous driving cars.
# darrell hill
This woman went above and beyond so a man could see his son compete in the Olympics
A lovely act of kindness.
# ride sharing
Uber hits back at sex assaults claims, says users often misspell 'rate' as 'rape'
It follows allegations made by news site Buzzfeed.
# Training
Uber is giving Pakistan drivers classes to deter sexual harassment
Uber was officially banned from Delhi after one of its drivers raped a young woman passenger.
# Jason Brian Dalton
Michigan shooting spree suspect confirmed as Uber driver
Investigators believe that Dalton was still looking for fares after the shooting rampage.
# on the road to nowhere
In photos: Taxi drivers brought central London to a standstill in protest over Uber
Black-cab drivers say they are concerned with what they describe as ‘unfair competition’.