Uber CEO assures investigation co-operation

Lloyd Doyle
April 12, 2018

Back in January, Uber established a pilot allowing consumers to reserve rides on leap's bicycles in sanfrancisco in its app.

Uber CEO assures investigation co-operation on Wednesday.

At the event, Khosrowshahi was asked about the self-driving Uber auto crash in Tempe, Arizona, that struck and killed a pedestrian in May.

Uber will begin offering peer-to-peer auto rentals in San Francisco later this month.

The organization declared a partnership with Masabi, an public transit mobile startup.

Masabi has partnerships with transit systems in Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and NY, as well as train and transit operators in Europe.

Uber partner organisations include the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), MP Shah Hospital, emergency services company Flare, vehicle dealer Toyotsu, Huawei, Techno, Essilor, Kingsway, and Telkom Kenya.

He continued: "Autonomous is a portion of the clear answer, and I presume in the long haul is going to become a vital region of the solution of eliminating auto possession".

Khosrowshahi wouldn't say when the company might resume testing or what might have gone wrong; he said the company was cooperating with federal investigators and dealing "very seriously" with the incident. He added that self-driving cars "ultimately will make the world much, much safer".

"Autonomy is part of the solution and long term it will be an important part of getting rid of vehicle ownership", he said.

At the event, the company announced it would make aggregated traffic data to help planners in 12 new cities worldwide under its Uber Movement plan, to bring the total to 21.

Khosrowshahi took the helm at Uber in August after co-founder Travis Kalanick was forced out over a series of scandals and missteps, as well as allegations of unethical competition and a toxic work environment.

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

"We listened closely to thousands of drivers and from their feedback we were able to identify the benefits they mostly want access to, and so Uber Rewards was developed", said Emmah Mutunga, Greenlight Hub manager for Uber in Kenya.

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