A 51-year-old Uber cab driver, Kuldeep Thakur, was murdered by two juvenile passengers who got into a raging argument with the driver and shot him during the ride. Teens have confessed to the crime. Victim’s relatives have alleged that Uber did not offer them any support and deleted Kuldeep’s details from Uber. Uber denied these charges.
As per the new Motor Vehicle Act that has been amended with effect from April 2, rates are fixed by the government for all aggregators licensed to operate. As per new norms, the maximum fare will be capped at Rs 19.50 per km for AC cabs and Rs 14.50 per km for non-AC cabs.
In Surge pricing fare rates automatically increase, when the taxi demand is higher than drivers around you. However, according to state department policy, fares and other charges cannot be higher than the fare fixed by the government and the apps can only charge within a band the upper limit of which is capped.
Fairly few weeks after deeming such services “illegal”, The Karnataka transport department has once again cracked down on bike taxis associated with ride-hailing service Uber. At-least 15 motor vehicles have been impounded by department and face risk of registration cancellation.
Uber has introduced a new category called uberAUTO for hailing auto rickshaws in Bhubaneswar.
After investing $1 billion, Uber now plans to invest another $500 million in India by June.The capital will be used to spend on doubling the company’s resources, strengthening the team and technology for the Indian market. Earlier, Uber’s business head for Asia, Eric Alexander had said that it will beat Ola in a month.
The Uber app offers a ‘code on the road’ challenge- a notification on the screen, and if users accept the test, Uber challenges the ride with three coding problems to solve, each with a 60-second countdown, and scores them based on their answers. If someone passes all, then the app prompts the coder to click a button to reach out and get in touch.
An Uber driver allegedly misbehaved with a techie passenger when he was driving her from HSR Layout to SG Palya on Tuesday night.
Jugnoo has alleged that Ola employees have been creating fake accounts over past few days to book and then cancel on Jugnoo’s app, leading not only to loss of revenue but also affecting the auto rickshaw drivers income and bonus on daily basis.
US-based taxi-hailing service Uber has accused its Indian competitor Ola of crippling its operations by creating fake accounts on its platform, resulting in heavy losses.
Uber’s President of business in Asia Eric Alexander in a recent interview has revealed Uber’s growth plans and strategy with local partners to enhance performance. He stated that India and China are the two fastest growing markets for Uber and in India the business is growing 40% month on month.
Uber currently has around 7-9 people working in their engineering team in Bangalore and they are aggressively planning to scale up the team in this year, who will work with the ongoing operations of the company in San Francisco.
The passenger would not be able to call the driver as the feature would be blocked and will hence have to provide special pickup instructions, can only to do so via text. The app would pop an additional screen for passengers to enter their destination, along with a note about the hearing defect.
Uber has partnered with the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment which will enable people who want to drive with Uber to sign up via the National Career Service online portal–a one stop shop to connect those looking for work with career counselors, placement organizations and employers.
So if you make a reservation for dinner on Zomato, you’ll get a reminder to book your ride when it’s time to head to the restaurant using this new feature. This new developer feature allows riders to connect their favorite apps. Users will need to give permission before any app can connect to Uber.