After Delhi, Uber Launches uberCOMMUTE In Bangalore

uberCOMMUTE lets drivers of private cars share their ride with fellow commuters headed in the same direction. The service will be available between 7am to 9pm across Bangalore. The company had earlier launched uberPOOL in Bangalore where fellow riders can share their Uber ride and split the cost.

Uber To Set Up Engineering Centre In Bangalore

The centre will customize solutions based on the local market needs. The company will be hiring software engineers and products managers who will work closely with its on-ground operations teams and its product engineering team in San Francisco and will be responsible for the business growth in India.

Uber Introduces ‘Ride Request’ Button For Third-party Apps

By adding the button next to every address or ‘intent to ride’, users will be able to tap to get a ride to a hotel, restaurant, movie theater or any other destination. Developers need to first register their App on the ‘Uber Developer Dashboard’ to install an iOS or Android SDK and then configure the ‘Ride Request’ button on their app.

Ola Vs. Uber : Who Is Winning In India?

Weekly active users (WAU) of Ola Cabs and Uber as a percentage of mobile device users in India data shows that Ola Cabs is beating Uber in terms of active users*. Earlier, Ola investor Softbank did claim that the company has 80% market share.

Uber Rape Case: Driver Gets Life Imprisonment

The court has also imposed a fine of Rs. 21,000, for raping a woman executive in his taxi.Delhi Legal Services Authority will compensate the victim and take care of the convict’s family.The court had convicted Shiv Kumar Yadav on October 20th. under sections relating to rape, abduction.

Uber Accidentally Leaks Its Drivers’ Personal Information

Uber accidentally leaked personal data of hundreds of its US drivers. The data leak affected 674 US-based drivers, exposing fewer than a thousand documents, reports Motherboard. The leak is said expose a driver’s Social Security number, scans of driver licenses, tax forms, and other data.

Cab Aggregators In Maharashtra Likely To Be Under Motor Vehicles Act

Online cab aggregators like Ola and Uber will have to register with the Transport Department. The taxis will have to be driven on clean fuel and needs to be fitted with GPS and GPRS based tracking device, printer and a display panel.Also, taxi should be replaced on completion of 20 years.

Uber Follows Ola; Introduces Disguised Phone Numbers

Disguised Phone Numbers shall increase privacy for Uber users and drivers.It ensures that all calls between riders and driver-partners are connected using anonymous phone numbers. This allows both sides to communicate with each other and coordinate a pick-up point without revealing phone numbers.