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.
Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi drivers protested against plans to introduce a carpooling service, saying it will threaten their livelihoods.
A multi-billion dollar investment in Uber had stoked expectations that Uber would consolidate its Southeast Asian business with Grab.
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.
Istanbul's taxi drivers have been accused of attacking Uber drivers as frustration rises over the growing popularity of ride-hailing platform.
Next year women in Saudi Arabia could be allowed to drive. There will be an impact on the two premier ride-hailing services that have benefitted from the laws preventing women from driving.
Uber changed the way people take public transport by making it cheaper and more convenient. But can the company weather the recent storm of controversies.
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