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Uber drivers are now subject to 'continuous' background checks

Now, Uber will be able to run these types of background checks continuously, so they can be notified as soon as a driver is charged with a new offense. The system, which Uber has reportedly been testi... read more

Apple sets a high bar for operators of its self-driving car

After a less than stellar showing in California's mandatory annual disengagement report, Apple released a white ... Once these requirements are met, prospective drivers need to pass a drug screen and ... read more

Uber now monitors its drivers for criminal offenses in real time

Uber has started to continuously monitor its US drivers for ... "This new continuous checking technology will strengthen our screening process and improve safety." Uber and Lyft use Checkr for the maj... read more

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Apple opens up about its self-driving car program in letter to NHTSA

They must pass a drug test and a background check ... Uber accident that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. It doesn’t hesitate to put its program on hiatus if it needs to evaluate an incident. Apple ... read more

Taxi commission to focus Tuesday on future of Uber in St. Louis

But what happens next appears to center on how the two sides will hash out what background checks ... test” and not reliable. “In a way, every ride is a drug test,” said Shah of Uber, saying a passeng... read more

Uber, Lyft battle governments over driver fingerprint checks

Uber ... testing clinic, fingerprint office and car inspection site. The whole process cost him around $150. But Houston insists that fingerprint checks are needed. In a March report, city officials s... read more

Wag! dog walker charged with animal cruelty; customers concerned about industry background checks

In an e-mail, Vavrus told 2 Investigates that the dog bit him and he “needed to test ... like Uber, Lyft and GrubHub. In July, background checking provider Checkr announced that Uber was its first cli... read more

Uber's Drive-By Politics

The fights that platforms like Uber and Lyft wage in cities like Austin look like local politics, but their actions often put corporate interests above local ones. Until earlier this month, Karl G. wa... read more

Uber loses its license to operate in London

Drivers who use Uber are licensed by Transport for London and have been through the same enhanced DBS background checks ... been failing to report sex attacks by drivers on its platform. While, last y... read more

Uber and Lyft abandoned Austin, but it could be a blessing in disguise for ride-sharing apps

What Uber giveth, Uber can taketh away. On May 9, Uber and Lyft stopped operating in Austin, Texas, after spending over $10 million to lobby Austin’s citizens against a city ordinance that would requi... read more

Uber’s self-driving Ford Focus hybrids are cruising around the streets of Pittsburgh

They can brake, accelerate, and steer almost entirely autonomously, and during test drives on Wednesday with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporters reportedly ... its drivers have been subject to stringe... read more

Sex offenders, convicted murderer find jobs at Uber

Aside from being societal deviants, they all passed Uber's background checks ... the driver's seat. One Uber driver was convicted of second-degree murder in 1982. He spent 26 years in prison, was rele... read more

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