Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Uber and FTC Reach Agreement on Expanded Settlement for 2016 Data Breach

Uber and FTC Reach Agreement on Expanded Settlement for 2016 Data Breach

Once an agreement is reached with a transit agency, Uber users will have the option to book and display Masabi customers' transit tickets in the app, allowing for seamless transfers from ride-sharing to public transit services for convenient multi-modal journeys.

The organization said it anticipates expanding its auto or truck leasing program outside san francisco bay area, according Jahan Khanna, head of merchandise for mobility at Uber.

But despite its roots in the so-called sharing economy, Uber has had to "discount very aggressively" to get people to try shared rides, Khosrowshahi said.

Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over as Uber's CEO last August, said the company was making many moves to offer more services to residents in metro regions across the globe. Without this offering, our platform really can't compete holistically with the value proposition of owning your own vehicle.

Jump and Uber were previously partners and 250 red bikes - which could be picked up or dropped off anywhere using built-in Global Positioning System - have been available through the Uber app in San Francisco since the start of the year.

Uber is also adding a "911 Assistance" feature.

Elaine Herzberg was killed after being hit by an Uber self-driving SUV while walking across a street in Phoenix, leading the company to suspend testing of self-driving vehicles.

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Uber has agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that the ride-hailing company deceived customers about how it handled their data.

Earlier this week, Uber announced it would directly compete in the dockless bikeshare market by buying Jump, a provider that uses electrically assisted bikes.

Uber has been criticized for what regulators have seen as relaxed driver screening standards.

"I can foresee situations where if I was in a situation where I didn't feel safe, I want something like that at my disposal", Hall said.

The company announced a partnership with Masabi, a public transit mobile ticketing startup. The service will also include integration of transit maps and schedule information in selected cities. This can allow users to reserve public transit trips within the Uber app.

Working with the National Emergency Number Association so that 911 calls from the App are immediately directed to the correct call center, speeding up response time. GetAround installs electronic locks in the vehicles, so that renters can access the cars with their smartphones. This makes it easier than ever to share your trip, so loved ones can follow along and know when you've arrived.

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