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Ohio voted in April to stop requiring front license plates in early 2020, but Uber and Lyft fear the absence of front plates will ignite safety hazards for riders and want to overturn the decision.

Editorial: Uber and Lyft are right — law should require front license plates in Pennsylvania

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 2, 2019
Pennsylvania would be wise to consider requiring front plates.
Satire | Top 10 considerations for an Uber Copter future

Satire | Top 10 considerations for an Uber Copter future

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist October 31, 2019

The future is upon us, my friends. Uber announced in July the beginnings of helicopter services in New York City to and from JFK Airport for $200, with plans to expand and make aerial ridesharing available...

A Waymo self-driving autonomous vehicle in Tempe, Ariz., on February 3, 2018. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/TNS)

Makers of driverless cars want Congress to free them from state safety standards

By Eliza Fawcett, Los Angeles Times July 12, 2018
The House passed a bill last fall and similar legislation is pending in the Senate. Both aim to boost the driverless car industry by streamlining rules and preventing states from imposing their own safety and performance standards.
Uber paid two hackers a sum of $100,000 to delete the information they collected in a data breach which compromised more than 600,000 Uber accounts last October. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Data breach proves Uber needs oversight

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 4, 2017

If you took a ride with Uber before last year, your personal data may have passed into and out of the hands of hackers — and before two weeks ago, you wouldn’t have even known. According to a Nov....

Judge temporarily blocks Seattle law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-nation law that attempts to allow Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers to unionize. The law, passed in 2015, had been scheduled...

Uber reveals for the first time how white and male its workers are

Uber Technologies Inc. shed light on the gender and racial diversity of its workforce for the first time Tuesday, releasing a batch of data that even its recruiters reportedly couldn’t access. The...

Terry Tan / Senior Staff Ilustrator.

Uber’s self-driving cars leave drivers behind

By Kirsten Wong / Opinions Editor September 1, 2016

Uber is about to become Pittsburgh’s next success story, but the drivers who made that success possible likely won’t be along for the ride. Uber’s first foray into Pittsburgh was in 2014 when...

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