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Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven't solved the problem.
The ride-sharing app means different things in different countries. In Karachi and Lahore, it has highlighted economic inequalities.
Meter taxi companies want to level the playing fields between themselves and Uber.
E-hailing services have vowed to revolutionise the transportation industry. But they've also left city officials scratching their heads about regulations and traditional metered taxi drivers fuming.
Taxi drivers protest against Uber in Melbourne.
The way governments have handled the compensation process for taxi drivers, as ride-sharing app Uber is legalised, is uneven.
Blue skies ahead for Uber’s new enterprise?
Uber's introduction of driverless cars is a big change for the company but the changes it has brought to the world of work are here to stay.
Uber may open cities from taxi oligopolies, but ultimately it closes them off to the possibility of more meaningful alternatives.
Uber actively encloses what could be a more open city in which riders and drivers work to benefit city residents.
How a cabinet-maker and temperance preacher managed what the ride-sharing company is struggling to pull off.
Uber drives some people crazy.
The deal, in which drivers won't pursue their claim to be employees in exchange for the cash and other changes, raises more questions than it answers.
Court ruling says Uber’s legal, but this could be just the first of many rulings.
Time to stop trying to make disruptive technology businesses like Uber tow the line, and instead create the right conditions for all businesses to embrace innovation.
Taxis block the streets of the Melbourne CBD during a rally against ride-sharing service UberX.
Whatever happens to Uber's legal status in Australia, it's likely consumers will be the eventual winners.
Uber is popular. But is it ‘no safer than hitchhiking’?
The NSW Taxi Council says ridesharing platforms like uberX are no safer than hitchhiking. Is that supported by the evidence?
Mexico City Uber protests on July 29.
Some theorists suggest that such platforms are making our world more efficient by natural selection. The reality is a little more complicated.
The real world is finally catching up with 1950s sci-fi.
Cars are dirty and wasteful. Large fleets of autonomous taxis could cut emissions and reduce inefficiency.
Are Uber drivers employees or just contractors?
A California commission ruled that an Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor, but the decision will do little to resolve the murky legal issue.
Who forgot their charger?
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Why taxis firms and electric vehicles are a perfect match.
Uber is as good old reliable taxis - and can be only four times the price.
Popular cab-hailing service Uber seems as accident-prone as ever, attracting criticism for quadrupling its rate to a minimum of $100 during the Sydney siege hostage situation. Having been criticised in…
Uber’s take no prisoners approach to marketing has won it some influential critics.
I took two separate rides with two different UberX drivers yesterday. At no time did I feel as though my life was in danger. But in danger I was, at least according to several factions debating the safety…
New models are improving the way passengers source taxis.
I don’t know what I did, but I got a message from them saying that I could no longer use Uber to pick up passengers. They reckon I didn’t turn up to a job, but I was just late because I picked up another…
Almost one in two Australians are dissatisfied with their local taxi service, the latest study of national transport has…