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Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

By 4 March 2015

Cab giant Uber is apparently near to closing a deal with mapping company deCarta. While it claims this will help it to fine tune its mapping tech for driver positioning there could be a lot more to it. Uber has reportedly opened a robotics facility in... >>

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving

By 18 February 2015

Partnerships between companies aren't always the most interesting news, but when the partnership involves two companies that can help prevent instances of drunk driving, it's a different matter altogether. Ride-hailing mobile app Uber has become a feature... >>

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

By 3 February 2015

It looks like Google and Uber are about to become rivals in more ways than one. Google wants to take on Uber by developing its own ride-hailing app, according to Bloomberg News. It's a surprising turn of events, considering Google Ventures invested $258... >>

Uber partners with Spotify to let you choose your cab ride music

Uber partners with Spotify to let you choose your cab ride music

By 17 November 2014

In a world first the on-demand taxi app company Uber has teamed up with music streaming service Spotify. The result is a personalised cab ride like never before, with your music playing in the car. How does it work? Once you've paired your Spotify Premium... >>

Uber has landed in India and it's bringing car financing to sweeten its arrival

Uber has landed in India and it's bringing car financing to sweeten its arrival

By 10 November 2014

So far Uber has only been running in the US and Europe, but now its arrived in India to take on the local company Ola. Uber has not only set up in India with its taxi service but has also brought a car financing scheme to make setting up as a driver easier... >>

Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now

Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now

By 22 October 2014

Uber has announced the UK will now be able to use its UberXL service which has already launched in the US. UberXL offers cars via the Uber app for those looking for a bit more room. It works the same as usual but with a slider on the app that goes to... >>

Addison Lee puts 4G in all London cabs, offers free internet to customers during ride

Addison Lee puts 4G in all London cabs, offers free internet to customers during ride

By 16 September 2014

London-based private hire company Addison Lee has announced it will offer high-speed broadband in vehicles - at no extra cost to you. In-car 4G service will roll out to all 4,800 Addison Lee vehicles, though the VIP and Ford Galaxy fleet will get access... >>

Uber lowers UberX prices in London, starting today

Uber lowers UberX prices in London, starting today

By 29 August 2014

For those of you in London who still haven't cared enough to try Uber, a new price change might finally pique your interest. The Uber London team has announced that it will cut UberX prices in the city by 15 per cent. The cheaper pricing will go into... >>

Uber kicks off Uber Fresh, a lunch-delivery service in US for limited time

Uber kicks off Uber Fresh, a lunch-delivery service in US for limited time

By 26 August 2014

Uber now offers a meal-delivery service of sorts in the US. But it's only available at lunch time in one city during a limited run. Starting today, Uber is testing something called Uber Fresh (stylised uberFRESH) in Santa Monica. That means only people... >>

Uber now has a delivery service, but only in DC area for a limited-time run

Uber now has a delivery service, but only in DC area for a limited-time run

By 19 August 2014

Uber has announced a limited-time-only experiment. It's a delivery service in the US, called Corner Store. Uber is a mobile app that connects passengers with screened drivers of vehicles for hire. You don't have to make a reservation or wait in a taxi... >>