Uber and HERE Technologies announce long-term collaboration

Location data and technology platform HERE Technologies and Uber have announced a long-term collaboration to enhance Uber’s mapping capabilities globally for rideshare and food deliveries. They say the agreement builds on HERE and Uber’s existing partnership and will help bring further advanced location-aware tools and functions to the Uber platform. HERE explains that, with millions […]

London’s black cabs join Uber

Uber is to launch Black Cabs in London from early in the New Year. The ridehailing app says the move “opens up the Uber app to the iconic hackney carriage – much-loved by tourists and Londoners alike and an historic part of the capital’s transport network”.  Uber launched in London more than a decade ago, […]

Safety driver pleads guilty in relation to driverless death

The woman acting as safety driver in an autonomous Uber involved in the first pedestrian fatality involving a driverless car has pleaded guilty to endangerment related to the case. Rafaela Vasquez was behind the wheel of the Uber when it struck and killed a pedestrian wheeling her bicycle across a road in Tempe, a suburb […]

Uber launches new emissions safety features to “help customers go green”

Ride-hail company Uber has announced a series of new features it says makes it easier for riders and drivers to go green. Its new Emission Savings feature, located in the Account page, shows the emissions riders avoided by choosing Green and Comfort Electric rides, because, the company says “knowledge is power”. It’s also added a […]

Moove and Uber planning to deploy thousands of EVs in London

African startup Moove has launched a 100% electric vehicle rent-to-buy business providing drivers with access to brand new, zero-emissions vehicles for a flat weekly fee. The company is offering these vehicles as a partner on Uber’s platform in London with plans to scale to up to 10,000 vehicles by the end of 2025, which it […]

Uber Freight and Waymo Via partner “to accelerate the future of logistics”

Uber Freight and Google’s driverless division, Waymo Via, have announced a long-term strategic partnership to connect their technologies and deploy autonomous trucks at scale on the Uber Freight network. It says this partnership brings together “the power of Waymo’s autonomous driving technology with the scale of Uber Freight’s network and leading marketplace technology, unlocking a […]

Former BA exec to run Uber UK

A former Aviva and British Airways executive has hired to run Uber’s UK division. London’s financial paper City AM says Andrew Brem will be named as the company’s UK general manager, replacing replace Ash Kebriti, who is tapped to move to a new role at Uber, and will report to Jamie Heywood, the company’s general […]

Uber gets 30 month licence in London

Uber has announced it has been granted a new 30 month licence in London. It has tweeted that Transport for London “rightly holds our industry to the highest regulatory and safety standards and we are pleased to have met their high bar.” In a separate tweet it added, “As we continue to serve London, we […]

High Court calls Uber’s business model unlawful

Uber’s business model has been declared unlawful by the High Court, following the ride hire company’s legal action over a Supreme Court ruling in February that declared its drivers were employees and therefore entitled to benefits such as sick pay and minimum wage. London’s Evening Standard reports that drivers and couriers are now more likely […]

Uber wins Hammersmith ferry service

Transport for London has selected Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to run the temporary Hammersmith ferry. The service will take pedestrians and cyclists over the Thames while Hammersmith Bridge undergoes vital repair and refurbishment works. It is proposed that the boats will take passengers between piers located near to Queen Caroline Street in Hammersmith and […]


All the latest highways news direct to your inbox every week day

Subscribe now