Latest Uber publications

Didi plans to solve traffic jams with big data

As the largest ride-hailing app in China, Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi) has access to enormous amounts of data. Today, Didi announced that they intend to use the big data gathered by their app to solve the problem of traffic jams in the cities where they operate. With over 1.43 billion rides completed in 2015, and a… Read More

European Commission supports Uber in challenge against French taxi law

The European Commission is backing U.S.-based Uber in challenging a French law on taxi services and chauffeured vehicles, which the ride-hailing giant believes favours regulated taxis over app-based systems. The Thévenoud Law [French], established in October 2014, stipulates that taxi services operate from a base between fares and restricts the use of software to locate customers…. Read More

Uber releases first-ever transparency report

Today, Uber released its first transparency report, an overview of the information that was requested by U.S. regulators and law enforcement in the second half of 2015. The report shows that while Uber is not yet receiving the number or type of requests that non-transport companies do, the data requests affect millions of Uber customers and… Read More

Thousands of Chinese taxi app drivers found with criminal records

Southern Chinese authorities have uncovered that thousands of drivers working for ride-hailing apps, such as Didi Kuaidi and Uber, have criminal records ranging from drug-related crimes to traffic violations. A conference held by the city of Shenzhen’s transport committee on Tuesday brought together top level executives from apps including Uber and its Chinese rival Didi Kuaidi, as well… Read More

Uber abandons surge pricing in Jakarta taxi protest violence

Ride-sharing titan Uber has had some difficult PR decisions to make during an eventful protest by taxi drivers in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta – and has suspended ‘surge’ pricing in the light of actual conflict breaking out during the demonstration. The scene is a familiar one for the $60 billion San Francisco-based company, whose… Read More