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Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before crash

Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before crash

Rafaela Vasquez, repeatedly looked down and not at the road, glancing up just a half second before the car hit 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was crossing the street at night.

Uber says 'committed' to Turkey after new rules, fines

Uber says 'committed' to Turkey after new rules, fines

Ride-sharing company Uber on Wednesday said it was committed to its business in Turkey despite being hit with tough new regulations there.

Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake: US agency

Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake: US agency

An Uber self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the US National Transportation Safety Board said ...

EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels

EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels

The EU's top court on Tuesday backed the right of member states like France to ban a service by ridesharing firm Uber without notifying Brussels, in a fresh setback to the US giant.

Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle victim

Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle victim

The family of the woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle ...

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

Dashcam footage of the first fatal self-driving car crash involving a pedestrian shows the Uber vehicle operator gasping in horror seconds before the impact.

BMW to double self-driving car testing fleet despite US fatality

BMW to double self-driving car testing fleet despite US fatality

The German carmaker said it would double the size of its autonomous vehicle testing fleet to around 80 this year.

Woman dies in US after being hit by Uber self-driving car

Woman dies in US after being hit by Uber self-driving car

A woman died of her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona, police said, and the ride hailing company said it had suspended its autonomous vehicle programme across the US and Canada.

Angry Istanbul taxi drivers seek to block Uber

Angry Istanbul taxi drivers seek to block Uber

An Istanbul court on Monday began hearing a case against Uber brought by the city's taxi drivers seeking to have the ride-hailing app blocked, as tensions mount in Turkey over its popularity.

Greek taxi drivers protest against Uber 'invasion'

Greek taxi drivers protest against Uber 'invasion'

The drivers say the services are taking their business. They have also accused the Greek government of holding up legislation to regulate booking apps such as Uber and the locally-developed app Beat.

Uber suffers new blow as EU court rules it's a taxi service

Uber suffers new blow as EU court rules it's a taxi service

The EU's top court ruled on Wednesday that Uber is an ordinary transportation company instead of an app and should be regulated as such, in a decision that will be closely watched around the world.

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the US firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.