THE LATEST UBER NEWS AND UPDATES
Uber employees 'helped ex-boyfriends stalk their ex-girlfriends and searched for trip information of celebrities such as Beyoncé', says company's former forensic investigator
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.
'I just shot my shot at an Uber driver!' VERY determined woman details her elaborate quest to seduce her 'fine' taxi driver in viral Twitter story with a soul-crushing ending
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'.
Uber driver clocks 'longest ride in history' after taking customer on 400-mile trip from Virginia to New York - and it only cost $300
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.
Office Christmas Party star T.J. Miller is arrested after 'slapping his Uber driver who then put him in a headlock until police came' in row over Donald Trump
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.
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.
Pauline Hanson wants to make Uber drivers pay higher taxes - as she claims the ride sharing app is 'taking over and destroying' the taxi industry
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.
Is that Ice C-Uber? Driver impresses three elderly ladies by RAPPING for them while he ferries them around
The footage, shot in Denver, CO, USA earlier this year, shows Dylan Montayne rapping an entire song for his three impressed passengers.
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.
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.
Father, 44, who fell asleep in his own DRIVEWAY is killed when Uber driver who was dropping off his wife runs him over and traps him under the car
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.
Father, 44, who fell asleep in his DRIVEWAY is killed when an Uber driver dropping off his wife runs over him and traps him under the car
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.
Two young clubbers were 'yanked out of a taxi and dumped next to a reservoir after a horror ride with a violent Uber driver'
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.
Passenger 'sexually assaulted his 23-year-old female Uber driver on his way to a party in California'
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.
Uber to allow former prostitutes and non-violent criminals to become drivers for the ride-sharing service
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.
DJ accuses Uber taxi driver of being racist after he 'said he looked like trouble and then locked him out of his car because he is black'
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'.
Uber is declared illegal in Denmark: Driver is convicted of breaking strict taxi rules because ride-sharing company makes a profit
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.
Ex-Taco Bell executive who was caught on video drunkenly attacking an Uber driver is sentenced to 60 days in jail
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.
Uber driver, 56, who Googled the 'most painful place to stab someone' before knifing his wife 50 times is jailed for life for her murder
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.
Pharmacist who stole weight loss drugs from her chemist became an Uber driver - before setting up hydration clinic for celebrities
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.
I'll take a taxi thanks! Wannabe Uber driver's car bursts into flames and tires explode into passing traffic
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.
Muslim Uber driver is fined after he refused to pick up a blind passenger and his guide dog - because it was against his RELIGION
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.
Uber driver is charged with raping unconscious girl, 17, after she passed out in the back of his taxi
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an Uber driver after falling asleep while on her way home to Laguna Beach, California.
Thrilled Uber rider takes video of driver after learning he's Elwood Edwards, the voice behind AOL's 'You've Got Mail'
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.
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.
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.
Uber will now feed you after a drunken night out: Ride sharing app launches service that delivers takeaway food to your door as you arrive home
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.
'Thongs, my favourite!' Osher Günsberg flaunts his black toe polish and tattoo in a pair of flip-flops as he waits for an Uber
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.
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.
Uber driver 'groped passenger's breast after dropping her off before returning to stalk around her home'
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.
Black Uber riders have to wait longer and women riders are taken on circuitous routes by 'chatty' drivers: How discrimination remains the same on ride-sharing apps
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.
The cabbie who thought he was in a water taxi: Drone captures Uber driver being completely swamped after getting caught by the rising tide at Holy Island
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.
Uber driver who was supposed to drive an unconscious woman home after a night out 'kidnapped and assaulted her at a motel after dragging her lifeless body from the back seat'
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.
Judges favoured with drivers James Farrar (left) and Yaseen Aslam (right) at the Central London Employment Tribunal where they were represented by Nigel Mackay.
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.
Uber's flying taxi plan revealed: Firm hopes to sign aircraft makers up to 'Elevate' service and launch in 2026
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.
Driver turns himself in for deadly hit-and-run crash that saw him slamming into an Uber killing three friends - despite pledging to never drink drive again after a previous DUI arrest
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.
Three friends sharing an Uber are killed in a hit-and-run crash in Milwaukee as driver of other car flees on foot
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.
Hit and run driver, who ran a red light and slammed into an Uber killing three women, was captured on court camera pledging to never drink drive again - FIVE months before horror smash
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.
Uber's driverless truck makes its first delivery: Automated vehicle crosses Colorado on a 120-mile BEER run
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.
Uber files complaints to New York airports after fake drivers scam passengers and charge them up to 400 percent more than the usual fare
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.
Uber taxi driver 'sped off after spotting visually impaired passenger and her daughter, 15, had a guide dog'
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.
Tesla to take on Uber with its own ridesharing service - and will ban its self driving car from working for rivals
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.
'You're not a taxi!' Vigilante 'Uber hunter' films himself confronting private hire driver over parking in cab rank
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.
Uber driver, 33, who punched a mother-of-one in the face and called her a ‘black c***’ when her friend asked for another drop off point on their journey home avoids jail
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.
Uber's drones taunt drivers stuck in traffic: Firm uses UAVs to advertise its carpool service to frustrated motorists
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.
Not the hero America thought he was: Ken Bone accused of 'selling out' after the internet celebrity starts shilling for Uber just THREE days after the debate
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.
Anger as taxi firm Uber pays just £400,000 in UK tax despite raking in more than £23m from British customers
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.
Yes, it's me! Singer Lorde waves to fans in New York during low-key outing... months after live tweeting awkward moment Uber driver failed to recognise her
Singer Lorde, 19, looked happy and relaxed while making her way to a Manhattan studio on Monday.
Woman, 18, slams Uber for offering her an $11 REFUND instead of taking action against a driver who sexually assaulted and photographed her
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.
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.
Female Uber passenger relives the horrifying moment driver turned off the ride-sharing app before pulling off her clothes and groping her in his cab
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.
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.
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.
Shocking moment Uber driver tries to DRAG a woman out of his car by her legs after she asks him to stop texting while behind the wheel
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.
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.
Top travel tips you NEED to know: How to order an Uber at airports that ban them, avoid long queues at Disneyland and fit more into carry-on luggage
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would you FLY to work? Uber could offer self-driving drone taxis in cities within the next ten years
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.
New York man says Uber laughed at him after he reported a driver who 'forced him to touch his erect penis TWICE'
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.
Weeping company director, 35, is told ‘get used to life being different’ as a magistrate jails him for kicking an Uber driver in the head despite his pleas it will ruin his firm
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.
Would YOU use an Uber driver who looks like this? Ghost accounts with zombie-like profiles scare and scam passengers in China
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.
Multimillionaire gym owner kills Uber driver, 82, by crashing his Lamborghini into SUV after a 'long boozy lunch'
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.
Jeb, exclamation point! Failed presidential candidate makes a surprise appearance at the Emmys as an Uber driver
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.
'Shame on you': Uber comes under fire as users complain of price surge in the aftermath of Manhattan explosion - with rides costing up to three times their usual prices
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.
Uber launches new feature to let Australian customers book trips ahead of time - but only in select few places
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.
Self-driving Uber cars take to the streets in Pittsburgh as firm officially launches its test program
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.
Self-driving cars are 'not even close': Head of Carnegie Mellon University robotics lab hits out at Uber (after it poached most of his department)
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.
Uber driver, 40, is arrested after he was spotted 'lurking outside the apartment of two women he dropped home' more than an hour later
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.
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.
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.
Meet the single dad making over $100k a year by car sharing, driving for Uber (with his $150,000 Tesla) and renting out his FOUR luxurious properties on AirBnb
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.
'What happens when you fall asleep in an Uber': Passenger is taken on a 35-MILE detour around London and charged £85 for a journey that should have taken minutes
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.
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.
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'.
Uber investigates if Karen Ristevksi's husband drove for them on the day his wife disappeared as location details emerge from mobile phone data
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.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, 40, and his street violinist girlfriend, 26, call it quits after tech billionaire is hit with unexpected surge of work brought on by company's mounting losses
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.
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.