Since its public offering in May, Uber's share price has tumbled some 30 percent, while the company lost $5.2 billion in the second quarter.
Uber says it has developed a proprietary airspace management system to will guide the drones to their location and that deliveries won't be made directly to customers, but to a safe drop-off location where an Uber Eats driver will complete the order.
The US ride-sharing firm said it will start its first international test flying taxi service in Australia's second-largest city of Melbourne in 2020.
Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund have unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US ride hailing company to develop self-driving vehicles.
Mercedes, Germany's trademark car company, wants to develop a self-driving car, increasing fierce competition with firms like Uber, Google, General Motors and Volkswagen.
Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi drivers protested against plans to introduce a carpooling service, saying it will threaten their livelihoods.
Istanbul’s rough and tough taxi drivers, notorious for their bad behaviour, have taken on the ride-hailing app, which is accused of skirting local regulations to connect passengers with the closest rides available.
While the opinion of the Advocate General is non-binding, a ruling by the European Court of Justice would mean EU member states can regulate Uber and other such companies as a transport rather than "information society" business.
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