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

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

By Eliza Fawcett, Los Angeles Times

July 12, 2018


Filed under National News

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.

Editorial: Data breach proves Uber needs oversight

Editorial: Data breach proves Uber needs oversight

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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. 21 memo from Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s recently installed chief executive, the company fell victim to a hack last October that compromised the p...

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

By David Gutman | The Seattle Times (TNS)

April 4, 2017


Filed under National News

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 to go into effect this week. Seattle’s law, the first of its kind in the country, allows Uber, Lyft and tax...

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

By Paresh Dave | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

March 28, 2017


Filed under National News

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 numbers show the ride-hailing giant is enduring the same struggles as much of the tech industry to...

Uber’s self-driving cars leave drivers behind

Uber’s self-driving cars leave drivers behind

By Kirsten Wong / Opinions Editor

September 1, 2016


Filed under Columns

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 it opened the first Uber Advanced Technologies Center. The company has rolled out a number of initiative...

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