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You could hail a self-driving Uber the next time you're in San Francisco

You could hail a self-driving Uber the next time you're in San Francisco

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Uber is skipping past California's regulations and testing self-driving Volvos around Silicon Valley.Many car companies have been testing their self-driving concepts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is cool, but not really, since no one realistically... >>

What is Uber and how does it work?

What is Uber and how does it work?

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Traditional cabs are a thing of the past.Instead, your neighbor and his BMW, your hairdresser and her Mini, your best friend and his Tesla, or your co-worker and her Prius might be who you hail next to get a ride to the airport. That's because ride-hailing... >>

Uber will let you pre-book rides in London

Uber will let you pre-book rides in London

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Uber is adding one of the big missing features to its service in the UK: the ability to pre-book.Uber has had a rough ride since its launch in London, but the app-powered taxi service has found favour with Londoners, beating black cabs hands-down when... >>

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

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Uber and Volvo have signed an agreement that will lead to a jointly-developed autonomous vehicle, Volvo has announced.The new vehicle will meet the demands of both companies to develop fully-autonomous driverless cars, the next generation of such vehicles... >>

UberEats hits UK, food delivered in 30-minutes or you get £20

UberEats hits UK, food delivered in 30-minutes or you get £20

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Uber is no longer just a taxi company, it delivers food now too. That service has just arrived in the UK as UberEats.The simply named UberEats was already up and running in the US but has now arrived in London, following a launch in the only other European... >>

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like

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Uber has confirmed it made a self-driving car, with an official photo and more.Exactly one year ago, a different photo surfaced showing what looks like an early prototype of the self-driving vehicle Uber has just confirmed. The ride-sharing company has... >>

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

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Uber is looking for a way to cut one of its biggest costs: drivers.According to Reuters, the ride-hailing app is shopping around Germany for a fleet of autonomous vehicles. We don't know how many cars it wants to purchase, but it seems to be doing a lot... >>

Lyft now lets you hail a car from within FB Messenger, Slack, and more

Lyft now lets you hail a car from within FB Messenger, Slack, and more

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Not to be outdone by Uber, Lyft has announced that Facebook Messenger users can now hail a car from them instead of Uber.Since December, anyone has been able to hail an Uber car from within the Messenger app. We explained here how exactly that works,... >>

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

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The Apple Watch is no longer the new kid on the smartwatch block. It's been kicking around for nearly a year now and in that time, the apps available for it reach over 10,000.Of course, not all these apps are great, useful or even suited to the Apple... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic.They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features to... >>

Facebook Messenger now lets you hail an Uber: Here's how it works

Facebook Messenger now lets you hail an Uber: Here's how it works

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Facebook and Uber have just teamed up to integrate the ride-hailing service into the Facebook Messenger app.While at first you might think "whatever", it's actually a neat setup. For instance, say you're using Messenger to chat with a friend who is about... >>

Apps to help get you home during the party season

Apps to help get you home during the party season

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It's December and with December comes late nights and lots of parties, whether it is meeting friends to swap presents, or Christmas lunches that go on a little later than you intended.Unfortunately trains don't exactly win a gold medal for being great... >>

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it

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It's summertime, and it's hot out (well, supposed to be anyway).The Uber team knows this and believes the best way to cool off (and to get you to use its app) is to offer a global promotion on 24 July. Called Uber Ice Cream, it's all about delivering... >>

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

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It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to offload its Here Maps service for a while, hoping to use the cash from the sale to further its communication network plans, but it looks like the most expected suitor has failed in its bid to take it over.Uber... >>

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

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Uber, the global taxi service that has recently been outlawed in France, is continuing with its plans to take over the world. Well, maps of the world that is.The company has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire part of Microsoft's Bing Maps arm, with... >>

Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

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Uber had previously stated its intention to develop autonomous vehicles, basing itself in Pittsburgh. Those cars are now hitting the roads.Uber located its Uber Advanced Technologies Center in the Pennsylvania city, with the aim of one day of having autonomous... >>

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

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Uber has allegedly made a $3 billion (£1.9 billion) bid for Nokia's digital mapping service, Here, which could not only aid its drivers in future but expand the global taxi and delivery company into new areas.Nokia previously confirmed that a sale... >>

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

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Idea Bank is the Uber of cash, sending an ATM deposit machine to you, built into the back of a BMW i3.The thinking behind Idea Bank is to offer cash deposits, on call, anywhere a person needs it.This could be great for pop-up restaurants and bars or festivals... >>

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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 UberXL.... >>

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

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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

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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 effect... >>

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

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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

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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... >>

Uber's Destination Entry feature lets you skip telling the driver where to go

Uber's Destination Entry feature lets you skip telling the driver where to go

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The Uber team announced today that it is trying to make the Uber experience more streamlined, and so it has rolled out a new feature that both delivers on that promise and simultaneously lets you bypass one of the most tedious aspects of hailing a cab:... >>

UberPool saves you money, split taxi fares with people taking a similar route

UberPool saves you money, split taxi fares with people taking a similar route

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The smart taxi service Uber has announced a new feature called UberPool which lets users share rides.In busy centres where lots of people are using Uber to get rides in similar directions at similar times, why not share and save money? That seems to be... >>

Uber for Business lets you take a cab for work and bill your boss for the ride

Uber for Business lets you take a cab for work and bill your boss for the ride

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You can now use Uber to get from A to B for work, and you won't even have to pay for the ride.The car service has announced it created a new feature called shareable business accounts, which basically lets you bill trips for work directly to your company.... >>

Facebook Messenger might soon let you hail a cab with Uber

Facebook Messenger might soon let you hail a cab with Uber

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Imagine you need a cab and decide to use Uber, but instead of opening the Uber app, you open Facebook Messenger. It certainly would be a strange way to get the job done, though it's something seriously under consideration at both Facebook and Uber, it's... >>

Uber for Windows Phone is back, following abrupt removal last summer

Uber for Windows Phone is back, following abrupt removal last summer

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Last August the official Uber app for Windows Phone abruptly disappeared from the Windows Phone Store, but now is it back and supposedly much better than it was before."Previously, Windows Phone users accessed Uber through our mobile site, but starting... >>

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

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Friday 18 July is set to be the hottest day of the summer in England. Fear not, Uber is offering ice cream on demand in over 144 cities in 38 countries. If the heat is getting too much reach for your Uber app and you can beckon an ice cream van.As a... >>

Uber ruled legal in the UK by TfL

Uber ruled legal in the UK by TfL

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After uproar in the UK over taxi app service Uber, Transport for London has ruled that it is not breaking any laws.There has been growing upset over recent months about apps like Uber not being held to the same standards as London's traditional Hackney... >>

Uber to offer rides in Optimus Prime himself, this week in three US cities

Uber to offer rides in Optimus Prime himself, this week in three US cities

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The new Transformers film is premiering later this month. But there's no need to drive your car to the cinema. Just request an Autobot through the Uber app.But you won't get to ride in any old sentient robot from the planet Cyberton. You'll be able to... >>

Uber embraces black cabs with UberTAXI option, claims 850 per cent jump in sign-ups

Uber embraces black cabs with UberTAXI option, claims 850 per cent jump in sign-ups

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Uber has added an option for those users in London that makes it possible to hail a black taxi through the popular cab service app.There has been growing upset over recent months about apps like Uber not being held to the same standards as London's... >>

Better be polite: Here's how to find out your passenger rating on Uber

Better be polite: Here's how to find out your passenger rating on Uber

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Next time you're riding in an Uber cab, make sure you're nice and courteous and tip accordingly. Or else an Uber driver may never pick you up again.That's right. Uber, the mobile app and site that connects passengers with screened drivers of vehicles... >>

Uber responds to LTDA protest: London has 'best taxis in the world' - but there's room for better

Uber responds to LTDA protest: London has 'best taxis in the world' - but there's room for better

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Uber has finally responded to all the commotion against its app and transportation services offered in London. And it was rather polite while doing so."There has been a lot of discussion of late about London’s transportation ecosystem – and the revolutionary... >>

Uber takes its taxi service to the skies by offering private jets to the Cannes Film Festival

Uber takes its taxi service to the skies by offering private jets to the Cannes Film Festival

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The taxi service app, Uber, is reaching above the road for the Cannes Film Festival by offering private jet trips.Users – rich users – attending the festival will be able to use Uber to book an Uber Black car which will transport them to a private... >>

LTDA black taxis to congest London roads in protest of 'American monster' Uber car service

LTDA black taxis to congest London roads in protest of 'American monster' Uber car service

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The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association in London has announced it will cause a city-wide gridlock to protest against Uber, a smartphone app that provides taxi-like services.Uber is a mobile app that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire.... >>

Uber 100 project celebrates ride service's Beijing launch and 100-cities milestone

Uber 100 project celebrates ride service's Beijing launch and 100-cities milestone

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Uber has launched in Beijing, meaning it is now available in 100 cities around the globe. And to celebrate, the transportation network company has unveiled a special webpage that shares your Uber stories.As of last summer, Uber - founded in San Francisco... >>

Five apps to help you get home after the Christmas party

Five apps to help you get home after the Christmas party

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It's the run-up to Christmas and that means parties, and with parties comes the inevitable question of how you are going to get home.We have piled together a few apps from private drivers who can find you wherever you are, to live tube updates in case... >>

Need a Christmas tree? Uber will deliver one to your door tomorrow for $135

Need a Christmas tree? Uber will deliver one to your door tomorrow for $135

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Do you live in the US and want a real Christmas tree - but just don't feel like getting bundled up and going out to get one? Well, you're in luck! Uber has an on-demand tree service that's ready and able to help.Uber, the mobile app that connects passengers... >>

Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

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With the Christmas party season now in full force, getting home after a couple of drinks is probably something you're putting a lot of thought in to.Ask most London partygoers and they'll be able to give you an operational matrix of possibilities based... >>

Uber for iOS and Android adds fare splitting to curb friends who forget to pay up

Uber for iOS and Android adds fare splitting to curb friends who forget to pay up

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Uber - the popular taxi-hailing app for iOS and Android- was updated on Monday to include fare splitting.The app's latest feature essentially lets passengers share the cost of a cab trip. But how does it work? After a group of passengers requests a... >>