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Flying taxis: Uber partner reveals design

Uber got a step closer to on-demand aerial taxis this week, as partner company Bell Helicopter unveiled a new flying car design in Las Vegas. The scale model of a hybrid-electric aircraft, called Nexus, is being exhibited at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in the city until 11 January.


January 11, 2019 0

Uber is getting away with breaking the law. Why doesn’t the state intervene?

This has been a busy week for the UK’s so-called “gig economy”. Uber drivers won their workers’ rights case for the third time in a row (this time in the court of appeal), and the government issued a response to two employment law reviews in what it hailed as the “largest upgrade in a generation…
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December 20, 2018 0

Self-driving car drove me from California to New York, claims ex-Uber engineer

Anthony Levandowski, the controversial engineer at the heart of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, claims to have built an automated car that drove from San Francisco to New York without any human intervention.


December 18, 2018 0

Uber pushed for UK congestion charges that would hit poor hardest

Uber used a private meeting with the transport secretary to push for congestion charges that a senior civil servant warned would hit poorer drivers hardest, records have revealed.


December 12, 2018 0

Lyft sets itself up to be one of first large tech flotations of 2019

In a statement on Thursday, Lyft announced it had submitted a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in a move which sets it up to be one of the first large tech flotations of 2019.


December 6, 2018 0

Is the gig economy all it’s cracked up to be?

The “gig” economy was supposed to be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to be their own boss. Everyone from Uber to Postmates, Lyft, Airbnb, Turo and Parklee have all sold themselves as platforms for freelancers and would-be entrepreneurs to work for themselves.


December 6, 2018 0