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“Not Fit and Proper” Uber Loses London Licence

“Not Fit and Proper” Uber Loses London Licence

🕔13:03, 22.Sep 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has rejected Uber’s application for a new licence on the basis that the ride-hailing company is not “fit and proper”. Uber will immediately mount a court challenge to the ruling by TfL. The current licence expires on

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Chao: Help us educate the public about self-driving cars

Chao: Help us educate the public about self-driving cars

🕔11:20, 28.Feb 2017

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is to review self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration and urged companies to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public, reports Reuters’ David Shephardson. The guidelines, which were issued in September,

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Daimler, Uber agree to add self-driving Mercedes-Benz to fleet

Daimler, Uber agree to add self-driving Mercedes-Benz to fleet

🕔10:11, 3.Feb 2017

Uber Technologies Inc. has signed another deal with a major automaker as the popular ride service accelerates efforts to build out one of the world’s first fleets of autonomous vehicles. Uber on Tuesday announced a partnership with Germany’s Daimler AG,

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Uber used drones to advertise carpooling to drivers stuck in traffic in Mexico

Uber used drones to advertise carpooling to drivers stuck in traffic in Mexico

🕔21:52, 19.Oct 2016

A few months ago, drivers stuck in Mexico City traffic were greeted with a strange sight: drones carrying signs advertising UberPool. “The city would be for you, not 5.5 million cars,” one drone’s sign read. “Driving by yourself? This is

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TfL defends English test rules amid Uber complaints

TfL defends English test rules amid Uber complaints

🕔20:36, 15.Aug 2016

Transport bosses have defended new regulations requiring private hire drivers to pass a test in English, following criticism from Uber. The company said the exam would put drivers out of work. From 1 October, Transport for London (TfL) will require the

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Uber to pour $500m into global mapping project

Uber to pour $500m into global mapping project

🕔11:10, 5.Aug 2016

Uber is preparing to pour $500m into an ambitious global mapping project as it seeks to wean itself off dependence on Google Maps and pave the way for driverless cars. The San Francisco-based transportation company has mapping vehicles crisscrossing the US

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Uber is putting Pandora tunes in the driver’s sea

Uber is putting Pandora tunes in the driver’s sea

🕔13:47, 29.Jun 2016

Uber added Pandora to its driver app Monday, so that chauffeurs can stream its digital radio and toggle between stations while better keeping their eyes on the road. It’s the ride-hailing company’s second music partnership, after 2014’s launch of in-car Spotify

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Uber and Fiat are in discussions to form a self-driving car partnership

Uber and Fiat are in discussions to form a self-driving car partnership

🕔13:29, 20.Jun 2016

Uber and Fiat Chrysler are in talks about a partnership involving self-driving car technology, according to several reports. Bloomberg first published earlier today about a possible deal between the two companies, confirmed by Wall Street Journal sources. According to a person familiar with

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NRMA calls for autonomous car trials in Australia

NRMA calls for autonomous car trials in Australia

🕔16:51, 13.Jun 2016

Australia is behind on the rise of the autonomous car, but a new push by the National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) may force the government into action. NRMA’s new chief executive, Rohan Lund, called for the government to allow autonomous

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Uber names global advisory board to help it overcome opposition and expand

Uber names global advisory board to help it overcome opposition and expand

🕔13:51, 10.May 2016

Uber is going on a charm offensive by creating a public policy advisory board including former European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes. The idea is that the eight board members will help gain government support for the ride sharing app as it

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