Uber

The Time Has Come for London to Embrace Uber Instead of Fighting Against It

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

It's this kind of old-fashioned tradition that is holding London back from truly being the greatest city on earth. Unless London begins to accept Uber as part of everyday life and embrace it instead of fighting against it, the city is going to become something of a laughing stock on the global stage.

Fire And Tear Gas In Paris As Police Battle Anti-Uber Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Black smoke billowed into the skies in Paris on Tuesday as taxi drivers brought roads to a standstill during rush hour by setting tyres on fire and se...

Don't Let the Mavericks Destroy the Cab Industry

Artemis Mercer | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Artemis Mercer

I just couldn't sit by and watch the slow and painful death of the iconic black cab industry; I had to take action. After all, this is an industry that not only supports me and my family but also the families of 25,000 black cabbies in London, and related businesses such as garages and vehicle manufacturers.

S**t Everyone Says When They're In An Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Comedy

If you've ever drunkenly taken an Uber or just stumbled out of a minicab on a Saturday night, you can relate to this video. Australian comedians Da...

Saving London's Black Cabs

Julian Vigo | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

In an age where economies are shrinking, the differences between these two services from the perspective of the driver are severe. Essentially, it comes down to diametrically opposed scenarios: in one the driver needs to pass time-consuming, rigorous and expensive tests, in the other, you have a dude with a mobile phone.

Why UberPool Could Be a Game-Changer for London

Jo Bertram | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Tech
Jo Bertram

In London more than a third of our trips start or end within 200 metres of a tube stop - helping complement today's public transportation infrastructure. And more than four in ten Uber journeys are now in energy efficient hybrid cars that produce less pollution... Over time this could become a real game-changer for a city where a million people still drive to work each day with nobody else in the car.

Robocar Rises

Mark Hawtin | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The car has come a long way from its original role as the 'horseless carriage' and the next evolution is the driverless car, or 'robocar'. While the lack of a human behind the steering wheel is rather startling, our automotive future is set to be safer in the hands of sensors and software.

Uber And Bill Gates Are Doing Something Incredible For World AIDS Day

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Tech

Uber users will receive a rather unusual message today to help them supportWorld AIDS Days. Teaming up with RED, the car service will ask every cus...

Driverless Technology: London's Existing Drivers Must Be Central to the Solution

Justin Peters | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

London is commonly considered the UK's test bed for technology and innovation. As a hub for digital technology, it comes as no surprise that driverless cars, the most controversial motor innovation of recent times, would be trialled in the capital to show its potential for the rest of the country.

Uber's Latest Venture Could Be A Game Changer For The Disabled In London

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech

Uber has announced that it will be bringing its specialised service for disabled passengers uberASSIST to London. The service allows those with a d...

Five Black Cab Drivers Together Pay More Tax Than Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Uber’s reputation has taken yet another knock after it was revealed that the company paid just £22,134 corporation tax in the UK last year despite ...

Uber Is Not Illegal, Rules High Court

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics

The minicab-hailing app Uber does not break the law, a High Court judge has ruled. Transport for London (TfL) had sought clarification as to whethe...

Plans For A Five Minute Wait On Ubers In London Could Be Overturned, Hints Sajid Javid

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Sajid Javid today refused to rule out overturning any Transport for London plans to undermine the competitiveness of mini-cab app c...

Ever Got So Drunk You Got An Uber Home From Manchester To London? This Tory Student Did

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A young Tory woke up with more than just alcohol causing his hangover this week, after he went on a night out in Manchester and forked out over £300 ...

TfL Threatens Quality of the Private Hire Sector With Proposed Rules

Justin Peters | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

We strongly urge TfL to consider making a set of requirements that are applicable and fair to both parties, as each one plays an essential role in providing a safe and reliable transport service for Londoners. Passenger safety is not just an issue with minicabs on London's roads.

Uber Is Innovative, Cheap and Safe: So Why the TfL Crackdown?

Annabel Denham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Annabel Denham

TfL's proposals are anti-competition, anti-innovation and anti-entrepreneurship. Technological progress may seem inevitable, but history is testament to the fact that good or bad politics plays a huge role in a country's global competitiveness.

Worryingly, One Of Uber's Most Dangerous Features Is STILL Live

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech

Uber's feature 'Share My ETA' is a handy way for you to share your journey and real-time location with a friend, relative or just anyone you're planni...

This Uber Passenger Is Really Angry About A 'Clipped Wing Mirror'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

Released footage shows the moment an angry Uber passenger brawled with the driver of another taxi in broad daylight - all over a clipped wing mirror. ...

Things That All Uber Passengers Have Done In An Uber

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Comedy

"How's your drive? Drivin' a lot? What's the drive like? Can you describe your day-to-day drive philosophy? How did you become an Uber driver?" Sur...

Shocking Attack On Mexican Uber Drivers Captured On Video

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Uber drivers have been viciously attacked by traditional taxi operators during tense protests held across Mexico City this week. See the full video...

Will Uber Be the Boss of You?

Carys Roberts | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Tech
Carys Roberts

Technology may be neutral but how it impacts on work and who benefits is not. Our politics - and public policy - will remain vital in shaping these outcomes, and ensuring that Uber works for us and we don't end up working for Uber.

Is Uber Using 'Ghost Cars' To Trick Us All?

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Tech

Uber's list of problems may have become a little longer. US researcher Alex Rosenblat alleges that the company uses 'phantom' cars to give customer...

Looks Like Uber Might Have Underestimated How Many People Would Want Free Ice Cream...

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

When Uber announced that they would be offering free ice cream on Friday, eight UK cities collectively rejoiced. But reality has proven bleak for ...

Uber Wants To Deliver You Some Free Ice Cream Today: Here's How To Get It

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Taxi firm Uber is handing out free ice cream on Friday. Yes that's right: For one day only, the company will be delivering Wall’s Cornettos to c...

Levelling the Playing Field for a Trade That's Served London Since 1634

Ivan Massow | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

As an entrepreneur, I believe that safe, fair competition is ultimately good for the consumer, and likely to expand the market in which it occurs - to the benefit of all. Disruptive new entrants can be a force for good, forcing others to up their game and creating a better overall experience. However, for that to happen a level regulatory playing field, where everyone knows where they stand, is essential.