THE LATEST UBER NEWS AND UPDATES

Dance student, 19, was 'forced to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the head' by minicab driver after fare row 

13/12/16 19:48

13/12/16 14:27

Former Uber forensic investigator, Ward Spangenberg (pictured), 45, who is suing Uber, has said the company's employees helped ex-boyfriends stalk their ex-girlfriends in a court declaration in October.

12/12/16 22:45

Twitter user @KelliAmirah recently found herself in an Uber in Washington, DC, with a very attractive driver. Soon enough, she had formulated a plan to 'shoot my shot'.

11/12/16 14:43

Janis Rogers, 64, an Uber driver from Virginia, drove a customer 400 miles to a destination all the way in Brooklyn, New York in what is believed to be the longest Uber ride in history.

09/12/16 22:53

Office Christmas Party star, T.J. Miller (pictured with wife), was arrested after he allegedly slapped his Uber driver in the back of the head during an argument over president-elect Donald Trump.

09/12/16 15:52

Uber has banned sex in their cars as part of its community guidelines worldwide. 'That's no sexual conduct between drivers and riders, no matter what,' the guidelines state.

08/12/16 17:35

Senator Pauline Hanson met with Sunshine Coast taxi drivers on Thursday and vowed to side with them in the war against ride-share service Uber, who she claims is 'destroying' the industry.

06/12/16 09:32

The footage, shot in Denver, CO, USA earlier this year, shows Dylan Montayne rapping an entire song for his three impressed passengers.

05/12/16 13:44

It's alleged the driver assaulted the woman after she caught the Uber in Berwick, in Melbourne's southeast about 1.30am on July 17. Police arrested the 40-year-old Pakenham man in mid-October.

05/12/16 09:22

The new update will now allow Uber to collect passenger data five minutes after a journey has finished. The global taxi giant said this will stop confusion on pick-ups for passengers and drivers.

03/12/16 09:31

A man has died after he fell asleep in his driveway, and an Uber dropping his wife home after a night out ran over him. Scott Stallman from Toowoomba died after becoming trapped under the car.

03/12/16 04:39

A man from Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, has been killed after falling asleep in his driveway (pictured) and being run over by an Uber as it dropped his wife home from a night out.

30/11/16 12:03

Shenel Osman, 28, and Rachel Cousins, 26, of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, booked a vehicle home after a night out but what was supposed to be a 20-minute journey turned into a nightmare.

23/11/16 20:53

Sevada Bandari, 30, of Glendale, has been charged with sexual battery for allegedly groping his Uber driver over her clothing, despite the woman's repeated pleas to stop.

23/11/16 00:25

Uber has already revised its screening standards in California to accommodate would-be drivers who have been convicted of minor crimes, and Connecticut and Rhode Island are to follow.

21/11/16 13:32

DJ Jay Snipes ordered a minicab through the app in Nottingham last Friday to take him to a gig - but was told by the driver that he 'looked like trouble'.

19/11/16 00:06

The Danish Uber driver was found guilty of failing to meet legal requirements for driving a taxi, the High Court of Eastern Denmark ruled, upholding a conviction issued by the Copenhagen City Court.

18/11/16 08:32

The former Taco Bell executive who was caught on camera last year attacking an Uber driver in California has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

17/11/16 19:48

Jose Leonardo (pictured) went out to buy beer after stabbing Maria Mbombo. She slowly bled to death after being knifed up to 50 times at the home they shared in Belsize Park, north London on May 18.

15/11/16 15:29

Intern pharmacist Shadi Kazeme, 28, who stole weight loss drugs from a Melbourne chemist became an Uber driver after she was caught before establishing a hydration clinic.

15/11/16 14:50

A wannabe Uber driver has narrowly escaped death after his BMW caught on fire and then exploded on a main road in Canberra on Tuesday morning.

13/11/16 00:00

Ahmed Kayd, 42, sent Charles Bloch packing after asking if his pet Labrador Carlo would 'lick him' when they tried to get a lift home in Spinney Hill Park in Leicester.

10/11/16 12:29

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an Uber driver after falling asleep while on her way home to Laguna Beach, California.

08/11/16 08:17

Elwood Edwards, 67, of Ohio, might drive Uber now, but he once voiced AOL's iconic notifications. A recent Uber rider was elated to learn she was in the car with the 'You've Got Mail' voice.

04/11/16 16:46

James Farrar, 48, from Hampshire, was one of two drivers who spearheaded a case against Uber, says his request for paid holiday has been rejected by the private hire taxi firm.

04/11/16 10:32

Drivers for the taxi-hailing service believe they are now entitled to the UK's national living wage, holiday and sick pay, as well as paid breaks.

03/11/16 13:32

Uber Australia has upgraded their app to make a night out easier for its customers - with options to find where your friends and sync your arrival home with your food.

03/11/16 05:21

It was no surprise to see Osher Günsberg sporting a casual pair of flip flops on Thursday as he waited for an Uber to arrive.

02/11/16 22:02

Uber unveiled its biggest redesign since 2012 that is packed with new features in Uber feed to keep riders engaged with the app, including Yelp reviews, Pandora stations and even special Snapchat filters.

02/11/16 16:05

Pedro Liborio-Anorve, 35, is facing charges of felony sexual battery and misdemeanor stalking after the alleged assault in Palo Alto, California, on Saturday night.

01/11/16 01:11

The National Bureau of Economic Research conducted a study over the course of two years which tracked discrimination of riders who use Uber, Lyft, and Flywheel in Seattle and Boston.

31/10/16 08:28

An Uber driver was caught in the rising tide while trying to cross a causeway on the River Tyne and had to be rescued along with his passengers by the RNLI.

30/10/16 17:38

Uber driver Westagne Pierre is facing kidnapping and assault charges after taking an unconscious female passenger to a motel instead of dropping her off at home, police said.

29/10/16 02:09

Judges favoured with drivers James Farrar (left) and Yaseen Aslam (right) at the Central London Employment Tribunal where they were represented by Nigel Mackay.

28/10/16 05:52

UberEats, the ride-sharing company's food delivery service, is rolling out surge pricing. Customers in big cities will soon start paying more for their take out to be delivered at popular times.

27/10/16 22:39

Uber has a plan to make flying cars a reality. Dubbed Uber Elevate, the program will design 'cars' to operate like a helicopter, travel 100 miles on a single charge and could be ready by 2021.

27/10/16 13:20

23-year-old Jasen Randhawa, of Mequon, Wisconsin fled the scene after causing a car crash that killed three women from Chicago and injured their Uber driver in Milwaukee.

27/10/16 13:19

Lindsey Cohen, Ashley Sawatzke and Amy Taylor, were killed Sunday in Milwaukee when their Uber ride was involved in a hit-and-run collision with a Lexus, whose occupants then fled.

26/10/16 15:20

The 23-year-old motorist, who has not been named, fled the scene after causing a car crash that killed three women from Chicago and injured their Uber driver in Milwaukee on Sunday, police said.

25/10/16 15:45

The truck made the 120-mile journey through Colorado, powered by technology from an Uber-owned startup, delivering its precious cargo - thousands of cases of Budweiser.

24/10/16 22:50

Company bosses said the problem is at 'crisis' level and have written to New York airports. It is illegal for cab-drivers to accept Uber customers without going through the official channels, the firm said.

21/10/16 11:32

Mother-of-four Claire Currie, from Liverpool, has been left shaken and concerned for her daughter after she believes an Uber taxi left the pair because they had a guide dog with them.

20/10/16 23:14

News of the Tesla Network was in a disclaimer about the self-driving functionality on new Model S vehicles. However, it bans owners from signing their car up to services from Uber, Lyft and others.

20/10/16 15:00

Self-style Uber hunter Salvatore Barrile regularly confronts people working for the smartphone app service when they park illegally around Egham, Surrey or block official taxi ranks.

19/10/16 13:14

Shahab Akbar, 33, dragged the mother-of-one from his car and hit her twice in the face after flying into a rage outside her parents' house in Addiscombe, south London.

18/10/16 11:06

Motorists in Mexico City stuck in highway traffic have seen the drone adverts fly past their windows as part of the ride-hailing app's push into Latin American markets.

14/10/16 06:32

Internet sensation Ken Bone has faced stiff criticism from fans after the star of Sunday's second presidential debate revealed he is now advertising Uber's latest service in St Louis.

11/10/16 14:33

Uber London Ltd's latest accounts show the UK company’s turnover doubled in the year to December 2015, but this income did not come from driver commissions, which disappeared abroad.

10/10/16 23:44

Singer Lorde, 19, looked happy and relaxed while making her way to a Manhattan studio on Monday.

06/10/16 00:36

A young woman claiming her Uber driver pulled off her clothes and tried to fondle her has slammed the ride-sharing app for refunding her $11 fare instead of taking action against the Sydney driver.

05/10/16 21:09

Uber is currently testing a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions in Pittsburgh for the first time. Two witnesses have reported seeing accidents involving the cars, or cars disobeying traffic laws.

05/10/16 13:54

Laura Merser, 18, claims her driver turned off the ride sharing app halfway through her journey back from a friend’s house in Sydney, before pulling off her clothes and groping her.

04/10/16 11:51

Two men have allegedly car jacked and punched an Uber driver in the face at The Corso, one of the main streets of Manly after a night out on Saturday.

01/10/16 14:37

The app will use Waze's navigation system to learn the routes drivers most frequently take to work and match them up with people looking for a ride in the same direction.

30/09/16 22:05

Uber passenger Tanelle Peppers claimed her driver was texting behind the wheel in the footage, posted to YouTube on September 28. He then took matters into his own hands in California.

28/09/16 21:26

Starting next year, Otto-branded trucks and others equipped with Otto technology will begin hauling freight bound for warehouses and stores. The firm was bought by Uber earlier this year.

28/09/16 01:37

Regular travellers from the US and UK have shared their favourite tips to improve holidays. They include how to avoid cash point charges, fit more into suitcases and take a perfect picture.

28/09/16 00:51

The takeaway delivery firm that allows diners to order restaurant food through a mobile app has launched a corporate service. This will allow workers to have it delivered to their offices.

27/09/16 18:09

Uber is making a drive into meal delivery, backed by a wave of staff recruitment, with the U.S. tech heavyweight gearing up to enter at least 22 new countries and take on local rivals.

26/09/16 18:45

The 'Real-Time ID Check' feature has been piloted in some US cities over the last few months, in which time some mismatches occurred, mostly due to unclear profile photos, says Uber.

26/09/16 15:27

At a conference in Nantucket, Uber's head of products revealed the company is looking into vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) technology in order to reduce traffic and commuting times in cities.

24/09/16 03:38

Kevin Ko said he was riding in an Uber on September 19, when the driver forced Ko's hand on to the driver's erect genitalia. Ko says he was laughed at by the company when he called.

24/09/16 01:39

Robert Croucher, 35, tearfully begged to be spared jail because it would 'ruin his life and his firm' after he was convicted of assaulting a driver outside Raffles club in Chelsea, London.

24/09/16 00:13

Uber users in China have reportedly been scared and scammed by a number of accounts using zombie-like profile pictures. The company told local media they had blocked suspect accounts.

23/09/16 20:35

J. Gerald Smith, an 82-year-old retired real estate agent-turned-Uber driver, was heading home when businessman Roger Wittenberns crashed into his Buick Enclave with his yellow Lamborghini.

19/09/16 14:46

Failed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush made a surprise appearance at the Emmys, appearing as Julia Louis-Dreyfus's limo driver in the cold open.

18/09/16 23:59

The blast disrupted trains Saturday night., causing some customers to get a ride home instead. Uber disabled the surge in the affected area but complaints came from other parts of Manhattan.

15/09/16 07:43

Rideshare service Uber has introduced scheduling in certain major Australian cities so users can book a ride up to 30 days ahead of the time they plan on travelling.

15/09/16 07:27

Starting Wednesday morning, a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions will pick up Uber riders who opted to participate in a test program. An engineer will sit in the driver's seat in case things go awry.

06/09/16 23:44

Herman Herman, director of Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics lab, believes Uber is still not 'technically' ready for self-driving cars, as its engineers still have to ride in the vehicles.

06/09/16 19:53

Uber driver Christopher Cuccorillo has been arrested after he was spotted lurking outside the home where he dropped two women off about an hour earlier after a night out in St Petersberg, Fl.

05/09/16 01:57

The theory that drunks opt to use their smartphones to arrange a safe route home instead of getting behind the wheel themselves is untrue, according to US researchers.

05/09/16 01:56

The app will use Waze's navigation system to learn the routes drivers most frequently take to work and match them up with people looking for a ride in the same direction.

02/09/16 08:56

Sydney single dad Chris Cooper makes over $100,000 a year thanks to Australia's rapidly growing sharing economy. The 47-year-old uses online platforms to cover most of his living expenses.

30/08/16 12:22

Hannah Warman, from east London, decided to take an Uber at 4.30am for what she thought would be a five-minute journey. Instead, she woke up to a receipt for £85 receipt from the company.

29/08/16 10:08

Victorian taxi drivers have threatened to shut down services or block streets in the busiest time of the year for Melbourne - the AFL Grand Final weekend – to protest plans to legalise ride-sharing service Uber.

28/08/16 18:28

The family of missing Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski say they believe the 47-year-old may have been abducted by a random stranger and 'discarded like a piece of rubbish'.

27/08/16 02:00

The husband of missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski may have driven for Uber just 30 minutes after she disappeared from her home following an argument between the pair.

26/08/16 14:27

The Silicon Valley romance of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, 40, and his street violinist girlfriend Gabi Holzwarth, 26, has come to an end just two years after they first met.

25/08/16 19:50

Business users of Uber in London will be able to book a car up to 30 days in advance of their journey. Previously, they could only book when they were ready to leave.

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