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Government, Business, TCA

Uber, Others Jockey for Early COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Workers

California travelers request an Uber ride. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press) Travelers in California request a ride from Uber. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Uber says its drivers should get priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine because they provide crucial transportation to health care workers and the general public.

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2020
Business, Technology

Uber Sells Flying Taxi Division to Joby in Broader Retrenchment

A model of Joby's air taxi eVTOL is seen in a press photo. (Joby Aviation via Bloomberg News) A model of Joby's air taxi EVTOL is seen in a press photo. (Joby Aviation via Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is selling off its flying taxi division to Joby Aviation and investing in the startup, marking the second time this week Uber abandoned a side project as it aims to turn a quarterly profit next year.

Priya Anand | Bloomberg News
December 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora to Buy Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicles Arm

Uber self-driving cars A parking lot full of Uber self-driving Volvos in Pittsburgh on March 20, 2020. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles-development arm to Aurora as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic.

December 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber, Lyft Spend Big, Win in California Vote About Drivers

Uber sign Travelers request an Uber ride at Los Angeles International Airport. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

LOS ANGELES — Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services spent $200 million in a winning bet to circumvent California lawmakers and the courts to preserve their business model by keeping drivers from becoming employees eligible for benefits and job protections.

Brian Melley | Associated Press
November 4, 2020
Government, Business

Appeals Court Orders Uber, Lyft to Treat Drivers as Employees

Lyft and Uber logos are displayed on the windshield of a vehicle at LAX. Lyft and Uber logos are displayed on the windshield of a vehicle at LAX in September 2019. (Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. face the gravest threat yet to their business models after an appeals court ruled they must treat their drivers in California as employees instead of independent contractors.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Weighs Purchase of BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture

Pedestrians pass in front of signage displayed outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Pedestrians pass in front of signage displayed outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is considering a purchase of Daimler AG and BMW AG’s ride-hailing joint venture Free Now, a deal that could boost its market share in Europe and Latin America, people with knowledge of the matter said.

September 28, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Poll: Californians Not Sold on Treating Uber, Lyft Drivers as Independent Contractors

Uber and Lyft have a ways to go to win 50% yes on Proposition 22. Uber and Lyft have a ways to go to win 50% yes on Proposition 22. (Dan MacMedan for GM)

Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies are in danger of coming up short with voters on a ballot measure that would allow them to again classify their workers as independent contractors, a new statewide poll shows.

Taryn Luna | Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Yandex, Uber to Spin Off Self-Driving Cars Into New Company

Yandex and Uber plan to spin off their self-driving cars into a new company. Self-driving vehicles operated by Yandex sit parked at the company's engineering center in Moscow, Russia, on June 10. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Yandex NV and Uber Technologies Inc. will spin off the self-driving car unit of their joint venture into a separate company, giving Yandex more control over the businesses and paving the way for new investors.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Uber Expands Self-Driving Safety Report After NTSB Slams Culture

Uber vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars. Uber autonomous vehicles sit in a lot in Pittsburgh on May 6. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber Technologies Inc. vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars after the National Transportation Safety Board placed partial blame for a fatal 2018 crash on the company’s policies.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
August 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber, Lyft Win Delay on Converting Drivers to Employees

Driver putting Lyft sticker car next to Uber sticker A Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber and Lyft were spared from having to rapidly convert their California drivers to employees after an appeals court agreed they can keep their business models in place while challenging a judge’s order to comply with a state labor law.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2020

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