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PRAGUE | Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

PRAGUE — Uber is to give the Czech Republic’s finance ministry information on its drivers’ activities so the proper amount of tax is paid. According to the deal signed Thursday, the ride-hailing service also agreed that as of October its new drivers will join an electronic reporting system introduced by the local authorities. Initially, the … Continue reading PRAGUE | Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

San Mateo, California | Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business

San Mateo, California – Uber is getting into the scooter-rental business.  The ride-hailing company said Monday that it is investing in Lime, a startup based in San Mateo, California. “Our investment and partnership in Lime is another step towards our vision of becoming a one-stop shop for all your transportation needs,” Rachel Holt, an Uber … Continue reading San Mateo, California | Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business

DENVER | Uber driver fatally shoots passenger on Denver interstate

DENVER (AP) — An Uber driver fatally shot a man in a car on a Denver interstate early Friday morning after some kind of altercation. The unidentified man was shot shortly before 3 a.m. on Interstate 25 and later died at the hospital. The driver was also treated and released from the hospital for unspecified … Continue reading DENVER | Uber driver fatally shoots passenger on Denver interstate

SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

SAN FRANCISCO  — Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

DETROIT | Uber to up its background checks for drivers

DETROIT | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced Thursday is one of several actions taken by the ride-hailing company under new CEO … Continue reading DETROIT | Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on Autopilot

NEW YORK /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a self-driving vehicle, Tesla confirmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the steering wheel … Continue reading Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on Autopilot

Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle — an accident that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology. The crash Sunday night in Tempe was the event many in the auto and technology industries … Continue reading Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband

INDIANAPOLIS /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The widow of an Uber driver killed in a suspected drunken driving crash by a person in the U.S. illegally says a new political ad featuring her deceased husband has “devastated” the family. Deb Monroe tells The Associated Press she wants Republican Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun to take down … Continue reading Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband