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uber

(1) (uber) A prefix that means the best. See uber prefix.

(2) (Uber, Inc. San Francisco, CA, www.uber.com) The first unlicensed taxicab service to use a mobile app for securing rides in vehicles owned by contracted drivers. Founded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, Uber has been a very controversial service from the start. The company has been hit with lawsuits and government cease and desist orders due to complaints by licensed taxicab organizations. Nevertheless, Uber is thriving and is available in more than 200 cities worldwide.

Autonomous Ubers
In order to offer driverless cabs, in 2015, Uber hired approximately 40 scientists from Carnegie Mellon University's renowned AI and robotics research lab. One year later, Pittsburgh became the first city to test Uber-modified Volvo SUVs. Not yet driverless, a note-taking specialist was present as well as a human driver who could take over the wheel. Drivers were restricted from speaking to the passenger in order to emulate the driverless experience (see self-driving car). See Uber Access, Lyft, transportation network company and gig economy.
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If you happen to book him as an Uber driver, he is very friendly and doesn't mind chatting with passengers.
Uber Health won't require the Uber app, as information about the ride can be delivered via SMS text message-opening the service up to even standard feature phone users.
In a statement posted on its website Friday morning, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi struck a conciliatory tone, expressing regret over the company's actions.
Uber and its ride-hailing service had already been tarnished by the company's acknowledgment of rampant sexual harassment within its ranks, a yearlong cover-up of a major computer break-in, and the use of duplicitous software to thwart government regulators.
It has truly been an exciting journey for Uber Eats in India.
Ateneo de Manila University's Ana Cua says interning with Uber taught her to take ownership of her problems.
Partnering with over 100 restaurant locations in Riyadh, locals can order meals from their favourite restaurants for every taste, occasion and location seven days a week with Uber Eats.
Each week, women continue to experience gender-motivated harassment at the hands of the agents that Uber has tasked with the responsibility of transporting passengers safely from one destination to another," the complaint reads.
Uber was losing about $9,000 per car, 18 times more than the average $500 the company had estimated; the loan payments also encouraged drivers to work longer shifts, putting more wear and tear on the cars, lowering their resale value, the Journal said.
The case follows a complaint from a professional taxi drivers' association in Barcelona that Uber's activities in Spain amounted to misleading practices and unfair competition from Uber's use of non-professional drivers -- a service Uber calls UberPOP.
The city and Uber also disagreed on whether Uber drivers had to have criminal background checks done through the Eugene Police Department and vehicle checks done by a city inspector, or whether Uber's third-party checks and inspections were acceptable.
As part of the initiative, Uber will also initiate a blood donation drive in various cities of Pakistan.