Uber Self-Driving Car

Photos leak of Uber’s self-driving car in the wild

By on August 26, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Photos leak of Uber’s self-driving car in the wild

It’s been only a few days since Uber announced that it’s bringing a fleet of (supervised) self-driving cars to Pittsburgh. But in true internet fashion, we’ve already got our first pictures.

Helen Rosner, the executive editor of Eater, spotted what looks like an Uber car on the road in Pittsburgh. The Uber logos along the side hint that it might just be an Uber car, and the mass of sensors strapped to the roof suggest that this isn’t your average Uber car.

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Uber Flat Rates

Uber’s new flat fare is cheaper than the bus

By on August 25, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Uber’s new flat fare is cheaper than the bus

New test fares being rolled out by Uber in select markets are making the ride-sharing service all new kinds of cheap. A beta program being tested in a few chosen cities scrap surge pricing and charging per-mile in favor of a flat fare for UberPool that’s the same price as a bus ticket.

According to an email seen by Business Insider UK, pricing in San Francisco is a pack of 20 rides for $20, or 40 rides for $30. On top of that base fee, you then pay $2 per ride. So, on the lower pricing, you’re paying $3 per ride for an UberPool trip.

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Self-driving Taxi Service nuTonomy

World’s first self-driving taxi is operational in Singapore, and it’s not Uber

By on August 25, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

World’s first self-driving taxi is operational in Singapore, and it’s not Uber

Uber has recently announced plans to offer clients free rides in self-driving vehicles, as it tests its driverless ride-sharing service in Pittsburgh. However, Uber isn’t the only ride-hailing company that’s pursuing such car technology, as the world’s first driverless taxi trail is now operational in Singapore. More →

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Free Uber Self-Driving Rides

Self-driving Uber rides are coming this summer, and they’ll be free of charge

By on August 18, 2016 at 8:10 AM.

Self-driving Uber rides are coming this summer, and they’ll be free of charge

“The reason Uber could be expensive is because you’re not just paying for the car — you’re paying for the other dude in the car,” Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick infamously said in mid-2014 during an interview. The statement may have seemed overly insensitive for that other dude in the car that made Uber a hit service. But Kalanick was also right. And it looks like Uber will be the first company in the world that will make self-driving rides available to the public. They’ll be available in Pittsburgh this summer, and they’ll be free of charge. Oh, and to make it all happen, Uber is putting two other dudes in the car with you. More →

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Uber Drivers Share Secrets

Uber drivers share the wildest secrets they’ve overheard in their cars

By on July 5, 2016 at 1:20 PM.

Uber drivers share the wildest secrets they’ve overheard in their cars

It’s been about a decade since HBO aired the last episode of a show called Taxicab Confessions, in which passengers would share their deepest, darkest secrets with cab drivers. Although the show is gone, its spirit lives on in a recent Reddit thread, where Uber drivers were asked to recount the secrets they’d overheard while picking up and dropping off passengers.

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Uber Arrive By Guarantee

Uber will now pay you if your driver gets you to your destination late

By on June 8, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

Uber will now pay you if your driver gets you to your destination late

Although uberPOOL might be the most affordable way to reach your destination with Uber, it’s rarely the most expedient. That’s why Uber introduced the “Arrive By” feature for its carpooling service this week, which guarantees that riders will arrive at their destination by the quoted time or receive $2 off their next ride.

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Drive 2: The Uber Years

‘Drive’ would be very different if Ryan Gosling was an Uber driver

By on May 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

‘Drive’ would be very different if Ryan Gosling was an Uber driver

Drive is a great thriller movie with just the right amount of leather gloves and sex for a criminals. But what if Ryan Gosling were an Uber driver rather than a getaway artist for thieves?

That’s what this trailer for Drive 2: The Uber Years tries to explore. It’s made by Joey Thompson, a YouTuber with a surprisingly strong resemblance to Ryan Gosling. He does a stellar job of making fun of LA, Drive and vapers in the one four-minute trailer.

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Uber Self-Driving Car

This is Uber’s first self-driving car

By on May 19, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

This is Uber’s first self-driving car

Remember when Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that Uber rides can be expensive because you’re paying for the “other dude in the car,” hinting that self-driving car technology would make the taxi-alternative service even cheaper? Well, Uber is indeed working on self-driving cars of its own, and we now have our first look at the company’s progress. More →

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Waze Ridesharing Carpool Option

Waze is testing a ridesharing program to take on Uber

By on May 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Waze is testing a ridesharing program to take on Uber

Uber always calls its car-on-demand service “ridesharing,” mostly as a way to get around accusations of running an illegal taxi service. But what if an app that knew millions of people’s destinations started offering actual rideshares for cheap? Enter Google, via its insanely popular navigation app Waze.

Waze Carpool is brutally simple: anyone who wants a ride opens up the Waze Riders app (currently in an invite-only beta). They plug in their destination, and are then matched with any regular Waze user who is already going in that direction. Unlike Uber or Lyft, drivers don’t take requests — the app is the digital equivalent of carpooling to work with colleagues, not taking a taxi.

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Schedule Uber Future

New free app gives Uber users the most important feature they’ve been missing

By on May 10, 2016 at 10:57 AM.

New free app gives Uber users the most important feature they’ve been missing

Uber has been a game-changer. Not “game-changer” as in some random startup with an overpaid PR firm claiming its automatic cat feeder is a game-changer. We’re talking about a massively disruptive company that actually changed an entire industry and continues to do so. In areas where Uber is available, users simply open up an app and tell an Uber driver where to meet them. Then they take a ride and get out when it’s done without having to worry about making cash payments or fumbling with a POS system when they arrive at their destination.

There is one key feature that Uber has always been missing though, and now it’s finally available thanks to a great new free iPhone app. More →

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