Latest taxi-app publications

Uber drivers to transfer NHS patients in effort to cut bed-blocking

Barts Health NHS Trust is planning to use Uber taxis to transport non-emergency patients, including the elderly and those with cancer and dementia, to and from hospital facilities in an attempt to reduce bed-blocking and delayed discharges. The London-based NHS health trust – the largest in the UK – said that a new app would… Read More

Uber hires NASA engineer to help develop unmanned flying taxis

Uber has hired former NASA engineer Mark Moore to join its team of flying car developers at Uber Elevate. Moore, who worked at NASA as an advanced aircraft engineer, penned a 2010 paper titled NASA Puffin Electric Tailsitter VTOL Concept, which sparked current interest around helicopter-style vehicles. The engineer is to assume the position of… Read More

Uber facing ban from Apple and Google app stores in Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities have requested that Apple and Google remove Uber from their app listings, in the latest effort from the country to rid its roads of the ride-hailing service. The government asked both Silicon Valley giants to scrap the Uber app from Taiwanese versions of the App Store and Google Play. It also requested the… Read More

Disability rights group sues Uber over lack of wheelchair-accessible rides

A disability rights group from Chicago is suing ride-hailing company Uber for violating wheelchair accessibility regulations. The federal lawsuit, filed by Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago and a group of individual plaintiffs associated with the group, alleges that Uber fails to provide sufficient wheelchair access across its fleet. The group is seeking to push Uber… Read More

Uber London to take legal action over new city transport rules

U.S. car ride giant Uber is taking legal action against Transport for London (TfL), after the regulator proposed a new set of laws which could harm the company’s operations in the British capital. Uber sent an official ‘letter before action’ to TfL, explaining that it would soon enter the initial stages of a legal battle… Read More