Volvo to sell thousands of cars to Uber 0

Uber and Volvo have come to an agreement which will see the Chinese owned Swedish car maker supply the ride-hailing firm with thousands of cars. Uber will add its inhouse developed autonomous driving tech to the vehicles. The agreement, which is not exclusive, will see Volvo provide Uber with thousands of ‘base-vehicles’ between 2019 and(…)

Uber self-driving programme runs into problems 0

Uber’s self-driving car development program has temporarily hit the buffers after a crash in Arizona that resulted in one of its vehicles ending up on its side. The enterprising car-hire firm was forced to suspend its pilot commercial service over the weekend, after a further problem in a testing process that has already been plagued(…)

Uber admits problems with self driving car’s ability to deal with bike lanes 0

Car ride company Uber has revealed there is a “problem” with its autonomous vehicles’ ability to cross bike lanes, raising safety concerns for cyclists. This revelation comes days after the company announced it intended to defy Californian regulators ban on self driving vehicles. A spokesman for the company announced on Monday that its engineers were(…)

Uber’s new UberPool: “why bother to own a car?” 0

On Friday Uber launched its newest service: UberPool, a car-pooling service that allows customers a 25% discount on their fare by sharing their ride with strangers. If having the Black Cab drivers of London angry at the American company wasn’t enough, Uber also made a not-so-subtle dig at the car industry and its consumers. The(…)

Uber is driving America kitten crazy 0

In the spirit of Halloween passing, we want to treat you to a spell of cuteness to cure your Monday blues.   Last Thursday, Taxi-app service Uber launched UberKITTENS to celebrate National Cat Day. Residents of the U.S. and Canada (sorry UK readers) were able to book 15 minutes of “cuddle time” with an adorable kitten.(…)