Uber, Postmates takes legal action against California’s new labor law

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Uber Inc and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates Inc took legal action on Monday to block a broad new California law aimed at providing wage and benefit protections to people who are independent contractors. The lawsuit submitted in U.S. court in Los Angeles argues that the regulation set to take effect Wednesday breaches federal and […]

Uber to pay $4.4 million to end federal sex harassment investigation

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Uber Technologies Inc. is going to pay a $4.4 million to settle a federal investigation into accusations that the San Francisco company permitted a rampant culture of sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declared Wednesday. The agreement finishes an investigation started in 2017 in which the commission found reasonable cause to consider that […]

Uber nears deal for self-driving car simulation startup Foresight

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Uber Technologies Inc is nearing a deal to acquire Foresight, a startup that develops simulation software, The Information reported on Monday mentioning a source knowledgeable with the matter. The report provided no details of the deal terms but said the price mostly covered the cost of hiring the team behind the Silicon Valley-based company that […]

Uber self-driving car involved in fatal crash failed to detect jaywalkers

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Uber’s self-driving car that killed a pedestrian in March 2018 had severe software defects, including the inability to detect jaywalkers, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The US safety agency stated that Uber’s software failed to detect the 49-year-old victim, Elaine Herzberg, as a pedestrian crossing the street. It didn’t analyze that it […]

Uber and Airbus working on Japan’s flying car strategies

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Japan is moving forward to develop flying cars, enlisting firms such as Uber Technologies and Airbus in a government-led group to bring airborne automobiles to the nation in the upcoming decade, according to people knowledgeable with the matter. The group will initially start with about 20 companies, consisting Boeing, NEC Corporation, a Toyota Motor-backed startup […]