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TECH 20 May 2019 | 4:00 AM Premium

Uber, Lyft act to reduce ‘dooring’ injuries to bicyclists in the US

A ride-hailing car swoops into the right lane, double parks and a passenger thrusts open the door as he prepares to jump out. The door strikes a passing bicyclist, throwing her onto the pavement.

TECH 19 May 2019 | 2:00 AM Premium

Self-driving tech attracts investors, but Uber still relies on its drivers

Former Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick once blamed the high cost of each ride on the "other dude in the car" – the driver.

TECH 17 May 2019 | 8:22 AM Premium

Amazon squares up to Uber with backing for UK food app Deliveroo

Amazon has led a funding round in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, pitting itself against Uber Eats and other smaller providers in an escalating battle to deliver takeaway meals.

TECH 17 May 2019 | 3:30 AM Premium

Could online takeout help prove home ownership?

Facebook photos and food delivery data could replace expensive surveys and wills in helping billions of people worldwide prove they own their home, researchers said on May 15.

TECH 16 May 2019 | 10:18 AM Premium

French ride-hailing app Kapten to launch in London, take on Uber

French ride-hailing app Kapten, formerly called "Chauffeur Prive", has won approval from Transport for London to launch its services in the British capital and take on the likes of Uber as well as the city's historic black cabs.

TECH 15 May 2019 | 6:00 AM Premium

Macron, Ardern host Paris summit against online extremism

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern will on May 15 host other world leaders and leading tech chiefs to launch an ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing extremism online.

Uber 15 May 2019 | 5:02 AM Premium

Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, US labour agency says

Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a US labour agency has concluded, in an advisory memo that is likely to carry significant weight in a pending case against the company and could prevent drivers from joining a union.

TECH 09 May 2019 | 10:00 PM Premium

Ridesharing companies worsened congestion in San Francisco

One of the early promises of the ride-hailing era ushered in by Uber and Lyft was that the new entrants would complement public transit, reduce car ownership, and help alleviate urban congestion.

TECH 09 May 2019 | 7:30 AM Premium

Waymo at 1,000 riders: The self-driving frontrunner inches forward

The first major self-driving taxi service needed six months to reach 1,000 customers, another sign that growth may be slow companies try to build businesses around autonomous vehicles.

TECH 09 May 2019 | 3:00 AM Premium

Can Bird build a better scooter before it runs out of cash?

A year ago, Bird Rides Inc was flying high – and Silicon Valley was betting that it would keep on climbing.