Uber has been making one overture after another to persuade authorities that it is serious about safety. The latest is an India-only SOS button that sends an alert to the police control room.
A three-wheeler booking service is a first for Uber, which had started out with only luxury sedans when it first arrived in India.
Uber and the Times of India Group today jointly announced a new partnership that will help the on-demand car service with its roll-out across India.
Uber has turned the tables on its interlocutors by putting the spotlight on whether the streets of Delhi, Bogota, and Nairobi are safe for women, and what the city authorities can do about it.
Uber touts this as “additional layers of screening,” but the company’s many missteps in the run-up to the rape tragedy reveal that its screening was practically non-existent.
Uber already has an uphill ride, trying to comply with radio taxi license rules in India. And now the road’s getting steeper with two of its main rivals merging.
Uber has resumed services in New Delhi. The app-based taxi service was barred from operating in the Indian capital in December after a woman alleged she was raped by a driver after she booked a cab us...
Uber will have to become an aggregator of radio taxis fitted with GPS-based tracking devices connected to a control center. Just a GPS tracking app on the driver’s smartphone won’t do.
Indian transport authorities are trying to work out a modified regulatory framework that takes into account the aggregator business model of taxi apps.
After a year of amazing highs and terrible lows, will 2015 bring taxi apps a license to ride in India?
India’s transport authorities are insisting that Uber and others register with them. But the fact is that nobody has formulated rules on using taxi apps. Maybe they will next year.
Uber vows to put its house in order, but the question is how taxi apps that connect commercially licensed drivers with their customers should be regulated.
After Delhi and Hyderabad, it’s Mumbai’s turn to log out of taxi apps. And Uber gets sued in California too
The remaining eight cities in which Uber operates in India may follow suit soon.
That the accused spent seven months in jail in 2011 on a rape charge has been widely reported. But now it turns out that several other cases had been booked against him.
This morning, authorities in Hyderabad declared Uber unlicensed and therefore “illegal.”
This ban raises basic questions which the government needs to answer. The most fundamental of them is - who will provide safe, convenient, and available transportation now?
As a working woman in India who lately has been counting on Uber for a safe commute, the rape in Delhi by an Uber driver and its aftermath are outrageous on multiple levels.