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Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle. The board criticized the National Highway Traffic...

Uber’s chief product officer is latest executive to exit

Nov. 19, 2019 4:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Another senior executive is leaving Uber as the company struggles to turn a profit. A company spokesman says Chief Product Officer Manik Gupta is stepping down after four years with the company. San Francisco-based Uber says Gupta was the driving force behind some of its most ambitious...

Uber discriminated against blind woman with dog, panel rules

Nov. 19, 2019 4:09 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A panel in Maine has ruled that Uber discriminated against a blind woman when a driver refused to give her a ride because she was traveling with her guide dog. The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Human Rights Commission voted Monday that Uber discriminated against Patricia...

DC attorney general sues DoorDash for pocketing tips

Nov. 19, 2019 3:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The attorney general of Washington D.C. is suing DoorDash, saying the food delivery service pocketed tips that customers thought were going to delivery workers. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, seeks to recover millions of dollars in tip money and to impose civil penalties on the company....

Lyft opposes fee hike, plans to end Phoenix airport service

Nov. 19, 2019 12:12 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The rideshare company Lyft is planning to end service to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in January over proposed fee increases. The current fee is $2.66 for pickup only. Last month, the Phoenix City Council voted to charge companies such as Uber and Lyft a $4 fee for each...

No waiters or dining area, just restaurant fare

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Covington called out orders as a display of multiple tablets chimed during a Friday night dinner service. “Build-your-own, Bolognese, side Caesar,” he relayed to the rest of the kitchen staff. Another chime, this one triggered by the door, signaled when it was...

Uber, Lyft urge Ohio to resume requiring front license plate

Nov. 15, 2019 5:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two rideshare companies are urging Ohio to resume requiring front license plates. Uber and Lyft submitted letters Thursday to Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) in support of legislation that would again make it mandatory for Ohio drivers to affix license plates to...

Connecticut woman sues Uber after driver’s sexual assault

Nov. 14, 2019 7:11 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who says she was sexually assaulted by her Uber driver last year has filed a lawsuit against the ride-sharing app. The Middletown Press reports the lawsuit filed by the 22-year-old woman in Milford Superior Court appears to be the first of its kind in the state....

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called “gig economy” that rely...

Suit seeks to block Michigan restrictions on helping voters

Nov. 13, 2019 12:34 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Democratic group is challenging Michigan’s restrictions on transporting voters to the polls and helping people apply for absentee ballots, asking a federal judge to declare the laws unconstitutional and to block their enforcement. The lawsuit, brought late Tuesday, was the...