Uber launches its first helicopter service in New York | AFP

Uber’s new helicopter service, Uber Air, makes its debut in New York, lifting off from Manhattan’s financial district to JFK airport. The service will offer approximately 8 – 10 rides a day to Uber’s platinum and diamond customers. The ride takes about 8 minutes and costs between $200-$225 depending on the time and demand.

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With ring of a bell, Uber goes public

With a ring of the opening bell, Uber is looking to pick up passengers as a newly public company on the New York Stock Exchange. Officials expect trading to start around 11:30 a.m. Friday. (May 10)

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Uber drivers protest ahead of IPO

Drivers for Uber turned off their app to protest what they say are declining wages ahead of Uber’s initial public stock offering, expected to raise billions for the ride-hailing giant. (May 8)

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Rideshare passengers in Atlanta react to strike

Drivers for Uber and Lyft went on strike in several cities across the country, turning off their apps for hours, to demand better wages. (May 8)

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After hype, self-driving cars enter era of disillusionment

At the Geneva Motor Show, the electric car is everywhere, autonomous vehicle almost nowhere. Since last year’s Tesla and Uber vehicle accidents in the United States, enthusiasm seems to have waned a little, even though companies continue to invest huge sums in research.

Spanish taxi drivers create blockade to protest unfair competition

Tensions grew in central Madrid on Monday, as a taxi strike entered its eighth consecutive day in the Spanish capital.

Taxi drivers are protesting what they view as unfair competition from VTC ride-hailing apps, including Uber and Cabify, that do not face the same regulations and taxes as they do.

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