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A look at challenges Uber has faced around the world

Taxi drivers in France went on strike Thursday, smashing car windows, setting tires on fire and blocking traffic to express their displeasure with American ride-hailing service Uber. Despite an October law forbidding the ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Business
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Technology that helps truckers take a break

Every night on Germany's autobahns, truck drivers struggle to find the last available parking spaces. For long-distance truckers, that means stress—and sometimes real hazard. Siemens has developed a parking information ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Engineering
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How to alert drivers to fatigue

Frank Black is a professional truck driver, having clocked up nearly three decades travelling the breadth of Australia. But every time he gets into his cab, Black thinks about driver fatigue; over the years he has lost several ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Engineering
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Yellow Cab fights for relevance in ride-hail age

For a man who's losing cash and cachet to the much-less-regulated ride-hail companies such as Uber and Lyft, you'd think Anthony Palmeri, president of Yellow Cab in San Diego, would have a big chip on his shoulder.

dateMar 11, 2016 in Business
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How should Uber be regulated?

For two days in November, taxi drivers didn't pick up any weary travelers leaving Mineta San Jose Airport. Instead they drove past, honking, and hoping their strike would persuade city leaders to make ride-hailing companies ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Business
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