Uber plans public transit and vehicle rental app options

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Uber Rent, if goes well in San Francisco, is expected to be brought in other cities of Getaround's operation.

The FTC said Uber in November 2016 learned that intruders had again accessed consumer data the company stored on its third-party cloud provider's servers but did not disclose the incident for a year.

Khosrowshahi, the former head of Expedia, came to Uber previous year after several scandals forced his predecessor to step aside.

The Seattle city council is now considering raising the base fare for Uber and Lyft rides, as a way to boost driver pay.

But the incident raised questions not only about the capabilities of autonomous vehicles, but also about Uber's safety culture.

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Uber will begin offering peer-to-peer auto rentals in San Francisco later this month.

On Monday, Uber announced its purchase of Jump Bikes, a dockless e-bike service that operates in the District and San Francisco.

Uber Technologies said on Thursday it unveiled new safety features including an emergency button that will connect USA riders directly to 911.

City officials say the services have benefited from Metro's problems so it's only fair they be a part of the solution.

"We will investigate and verify any potentially disqualifying information from public records, such as a new and pending charge for a DUI, to ensure the driver is still eligible to use Uber", Khosrowshahi said.

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Another company official said Uber was excited to take the Jump service "to every major city in the world".

Meanwhile, Jeremy Hall said the new features won't change how frequently he uses Uber but he supports the change.

And in another example of how the company is fashioning itself into an all-inclusive app, it announced a partnership with the transit ticketing service Masabi.

You may also be interested in. Through the deal, Uber users will be able to pay for transit rides in its app or scan into rail and bus services using their smartphones. In the short term, this investment will create an enhanced, geographically searchable database to help emergency dispatchers more quickly connect callers to the correct 911 center.

"Uber values driver-partners and we are always looking to enhance their experience while saving on their costs, in order for them to make the most from their small businesses", stated Loic Amado, General Manager of Uber East Africa. GetAround installs electronic locks in the vehicles, so that renters can access the cars with their smartphones.

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The company hopes that the data in the map will be used by city planners to better develop driving infrastructure in the city. The two companies said they also will be working together to offer the integration to new cities around the globe.