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Safety and Driver Attention

From:   By: comma ai Via: RT @comma_ai: New medium post about safety and
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Uber app updates with new safety features like 'trusted contacts,' 911 button

Uber keeps updating its app and adding features this week. Its latest announcement Thursday is all about safety. Now within the ride-hailing app riders can pick up to five people to list as "Trusted Contacts." For every ride those selected friends
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Uber launches its own car-sharing service, Uber Rent

In the same week that Uber Bike became official and a new driver app rolled out, the ride-hailing company announced Wednesday it was adding a car-sharing service on its app.  Say hello to Uber Rent. In a partnership with car-share startup
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Uber's new driver app has real-time earnings, surge zones, and more

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took the stage at a livestreamed event for Uber drivers Tuesday to announce his first big product launch as head of the ride-hailing app. He was upfront that the company made mistakes with how it treated its drivers over
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Tech company coalition aims to defend self-driving cars over road deaths

The autonomous car industry has a perception problem — and now a group of related companies has banded together to try to solve it. Uber's fatal crash last month was the first self-driving car accident to kill a pedestrian. Then a Tesla Model
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Uber is offering a new debit card with perks geared toward drivers

Uber drivers and deliverers may want in on a debit card that Uber has designed with drivers in mind — if they think the discounts and perks are worth it. The new Uber Visa Debit Card from GoBank is geared toward drivers (including Uber Eats
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UberPOOL finally comes to Australia, but it's slightly different

Australia is finally getting UberPOOL. But it's not quite like the service that's been long available around the world, despite the name. The service is essentially the same as Uber Express POOL, which the ridesharing company launched in several
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Uber's self-driving car program won't be renewed in California

Uber's self-driving car program seems doomed — at least in two states where it was testing its driverless technology. Following last week's fatal crash in the Phoenix area, the company suspended all its programs in San Francisco, Pittsburgh,
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Lyft Business partnerships keep growing, but Uber still dominates for business travelers

The rivalry between Lyft and Uber isn't letting up anytime soon.  The two ride-hailing apps keep a close eye on new product features and growth into new industries: when Uber started a commuter benefits program, Lyft was right behind them. Same
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Nvidia's self-driving car tests suspended following fatal Uber crash

Following the fatal crash during an Uber self-driving car test last week, autonomous vehicle hardware and software supplier Nvidia has announced it's suspending its own self-driving vehicle tests. The chipmaker currently partners with Uber, Tesla,