Uber adds safety features to app, including direct dial to 911

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Yet, with less an emphasis on product news and more talk about what Uber is doing to change (and better) itself going forward, the real goal of the morning show interview was clearly meant to reassure shareholders and customers that it has a stable leader at the wheel of company. As part of the second phase, 12 more cities, including 4 Indian cities, are being added, Uber said in a statement. "We are in this to promote shared transportation in general".

Bowser has proposed raising ride-hailing companies' gross receipts tax to 4.75 percent from 1 percent to pay for about 10 percent of the $178.5 million (roughly Rs. 1,166 crores) that represents the District's portion of $500 million in annual dedicated funding for Metro.

"Furthermore, the fall 2016 breach occurred while Uber was in discussions with the FTC about its investigation of the May 2014 breach, which also related to the company's practices for securing consumer data stored on the third-party cloud service".

Uber Movement has data that is based on Uber rides since 2016.

"We were not flawless", Khosrowshahi said in an interview on Today. The service begins this month in San Francisco.

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The crash has raised questions about the lack of clear safety standards for such vehicles but, speaking at a transport forum, Khosrowshahi said Uber was still betting on the technology in the long term.

In his comments on the panel, Khosrowshahi described how proposals such as Bowser's could affect startups, which rely on large sums of venture capital to subsidize their fares, by hampering their growth. The ride-hailing company must also retain certain records from its bug bounty programs regarding vulnerabilities and unauthorized access to consumer data.

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Several recent studies suggest that Uber and its competitors create more congestion, rather than reducing it, in cities.

Uber's announcement spree started earlier this week with the acquisition of Jump Bikes, a bikeshare company specializing in electric bicycles.

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Cars will come through car-booking service Getaround, which lets private auto owners rent their cars out to others. Perhaps Uber's customers won't be charioted by a self-driving sedan, but the company sees Uber as a complete solution - from home to the office, to drinks out with friends after work, and back.

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi declared at an event on Wednesday users are going to be able to rent automobiles via start-up Getaround immediately within the Uber app. "You can use your Uber app if you need a vehicle and you want to drive yourself, if you need a auto for an hour, a day", the Uber chief said.

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.

The company is also testing a new 911 button on its app that is connected to the 911 system.

Sounding a little like Spider-Man, he said, "I think that Silicon Valley is understanding that, with building these platforms comes the responsibility to make sure that those platforms are being used for good".

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Khosrowshahi also announced that former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will join Uber's Safety Advisory Board as chairman.

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