An irate Uber driver dragged a woman down the block with her body half out of his car — and the company then blocked an NYPD investigation into him, a new lawsuit says.
As the number of people using for-hire car services like Uber has increased in New York, so, too, has the number of accidents.
Uber, a company that is now valued over $60 billion conducted a well funded lobbying campaign last year to defeat Mayor de Blasio’s effort to cap the number of Uber cars in the city. The lobbying highlighted the number of minority Uber drivers in the city: “The company held a total of nine “driver appreciation” [...]
Officials of Uber Technologies Inc. recently met with a senior House lawmaker to discuss how the ride-sharing company could hire more drivers who might be disqualified under the current hiring policy because of criminal records.
From Wired: HARRY CAMPBELL WAS driving a man home one night when, upon stopping at a light, the passenger stripped off all of his clothes, ran naked around the car, and then got back in as if nothing at all had happened. Odd, yes, but just another night as an Uber driver. Even now, Campbell is nonplussed. “I [...]
From Inc: Facing ongoing passenger-safety concerns, the company has been testing its own version of 911 since October--without telling riders or drivers. Among the many criticisms Uber faces is a persistent allegation that the company does far too little to protect the safety of passengers or respond to their claims. Why, critics demand to know, isn't [...]