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Showing posts with label Uber Corporate. Show all posts

March 28, 2018

So What Happened to Volvo's Pedestrian-Detection System During the Fatal Uber Crash?

Dozens of questions relating to the driverless Uber-operated Volvo XC90 that struck and killed a woman in Arizona last week are still left unanswered. But one of them, pertaining to Volvo’s advanced pedestrian detection system, has been answered by Aptiv Plc, one of Volvo’s parts supplier. Apparently, Uber disabled Volvo’s collision-avoidance technology which could have prevented the fatal accident.

March 26, 2018

Uber Pulls Out of Southeast Asia

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, effectively withdrawing from the region after a costly battle with their local rival.

January 17, 2018

Which Cars Pass the LTFRB's "Strict" Standards for Taxis and TNVSes?

The Land Transportation and Franchising and Regulatory Board or LTFRB just threw the rule book at the Transport Network Companies (Uber and Grab to you and me). In a recent press conference, the government agency responsible for land-based public conveyance is reminding both Uber and Grab that they have to phase out non-compliant TNVses in 90 days. With the Memorandum Circular published last December 2, 2017, that sets a March 2, 2018 deadline.

Did the LTFRB Ban Hatchback Vehicles for TNVSes Overnight?

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or LTFRB greeted 2018 with a shocker to Transport Network Companies or TNCs: hatchbacks with a displacement below 1,200-ccs or 1.2-liters (round-ups are okay, according to this report) aren’t allowed anymore as Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) vehicles. Given the LTFRB’s rather unpopular reputation of late, social media lashed out immediately on LTFRB board member and de facto punching bag Atty. Aileen Lizada on the government’s archaic or in their LTO own words, primordial standards. But is there a reason for all this uproar or is the LTFRB simply following the law?

June 9, 2017

Uber Philippines Explores Potential Launch in Angeles City

Uber has met with the local government of Angeles City, Pampanga for a potential roll out of the service in the area. Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has been very supportive of bringing the ride-sharing service to the city.

June 6, 2017

It's Now Easier to Book Uber at Mactan Cebu International Airport

Good news to all travelers going to and from Cebu. Uber Philippines and GMR-MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), the operator of the Mactan Cebu International Airport, announced together that passengers can now book an Uber ride as they arrive or depart the Queen City of the South.

May 10, 2017

Uber Philippines Introduces New Service for Big Groups

Uber Philippines is introducing a new service just in time for Mother’s Day weekend: uberXL. Catering to family-oriented (or even barkada) trips, UberXL is made for times when space in an uberX may not be enough. UberXL is made for groups up to 6 people (or anyone who wants the extra space).

January 25, 2017

Give Free Uber Rides this Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Year, Uber is making ride sharing much easier. Starting today in the Philippines and across eight other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Uber riders and driver-partners will be able to send free trips to family and friends wrapped inside a virtual Red Packet or ampao emblazoned with a customized greeting.

December 27, 2016

That Thing Called Surge Pricing

Dear Uber and Grab,

Listen up. I enjoy using your service, I really do. It’s a ton better than using any other mode of public transportation because it’s more convenient, safer, and well, just plain more reliable than taxis, jeepneys, buses, and the MRT combined. But let me put my admiration aside to talk about something quite serious: surge pricing.

November 26, 2016

Uber Launches UberTRIP: The Best Way to Explore a City

There are countless things to explore in Bali: beaches, temples, mountains, and rice fields that go on forever. Uber has made it easy with UberTRIP. Visit the art studios of Ubud, stop for lunch in Seminyak, head out east safe in the knowledge that your driver will always be waiting for you.

September 9, 2016

Petron Offers Special Privileges to Uber Partner-Drivers

Market leader Petron Corporation launched its partnership with the world’s leading ride-sharing application, Uber, to give thousands of Uber Partner-Drivers in Metro Manila special bonus points, discounts, and other privileges when using the Uber x Petron Value Card (PVC) at participating Petron service stations.

August 21, 2016

Your Next Uber Maybe a Volvo. And It Might be Driverless Too.

The next time you hail a car from the ride-sharing app, Uber, it may not have a driver at all. That’s if Volvo has anything to do with it. In a landmark agreement, the Swedish luxury carmaker has inked a deal with the world’s leading ride-sharing company to develop the next-generation of autonomous driving cars.

July 29, 2016

Uber Supports Better Access to Education

In many parts of the country, many children need to go through difficult terrain just to go to school. Some scale mountains and tread kilometers of unpaved roads just to learn, while some cross rivers and other large bodies of water in the hope to have a brighter future through education.

July 13, 2016

Get Selecta Magnum Delivered to You on Friday

This year, be part of one of the world’s largest celebrations of our favorite frozen treat, as Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing application, brings Uber Ice Cream to the streets of Metro Manila. Now on its third year in the country’s largest metropolis, Uber encourages everyone to indulge in their favorite ice-cold treat with their friends and loved ones with this year’s theme “Indulge Together.” Uber Ice Cream is happening in over 400 cities in 69 countries around the world this July 15.

June 19, 2016

uberPOOL Launches in Manila

Uber, the ride-sharing app, is launching uberPOOL for Manila. It enables people going to the same place at the same time to share the journey and split the cost. It’s all about getting more people into fewer cars. This also means cheaper rides for passengers and less congestion over time.

October 19, 2015

Uber Manila Announces Partnership with Lifeline Rescue

Uber Manila has announced a partnership with Lifeline, the country’s only dedicated Emergency Quick Response service with US-certified life-saving medical equipment and staff. Starting today, Uber users can avail of free Lifeline Rescue (only in the event of actual medical emergencies) in the rare event you encounter a medical emergency while on an Uber ride.

May 11, 2015

Philippines is First Country with a Dedicated Framework for Ridesharing

Fifteen months ago, Uber launched in the Philippines and transformed the way people move around Metro Manila with a safer, more reliable and efficient transportation option. Metro Manila quickly became one of Uber’s fastest growing markets with an amazing response from the driver and rider communities who embraced Uber’s innovative technology.

December 14, 2014

Uber Manila Partners with LBC to Send Your Christmas Gifts

The magical holiday season is in full swing and it’s the time of the year when you want to maximize face time with your family and loved ones. As we scramble to choose the nicest gifts to give, the idea of delivering these presents through the grindingly slow Metro Manila traffic is the least exciting part of it.

November 3, 2014

Uber Manila Now Offering Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Despite being the unfortunate victim of the LTFRB’s Jurassic-era laws and mandates, Uber, the revolutionary car sharing company has just announced a new service that will move people, especially those with disabilities, around Manila in a safe and reliable manner.

October 25, 2014

Uber Officially Responds to LTFRB Sting Operation

Over the past few days, car-sharing company Uber became the victim of a sting operation by the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board or LTFRB. During the said operation, an Uber driver was fined and his vehicle impounded. In light of this matter, we have sought the official statement from Uber’s Press Office. This is their official response: