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Arizona Woman Killed by Self-Driving Uber Car

Published on Mar 19, 2018 at 1:23 pm in Uber Accidents.

Uber has been testing self-driving vehicles on the road since December 2016, when it first became possible for Uber passengers to request a self-driving vehicle in San Francisco. In 2017, the company entered an agreement with Volvo to bring 24,000 self-driving Uber cars to rideshare passengers in the coming years. Now, all of the company’s self-driving vehicle testing has come to an abrupt halt.

A woman in Tempe, Arizona was killed by a self-driving Uber car late Sunday night or early Monday morning. She was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. The Uber vehicle was traveling in automonous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman.

Arrest of Alleged Uber Driver – How Safe Are Ride-Hailing Apps?

Published on Mar 15, 2018 at 4:29 pm in Uber Accidents.

Early in 2018, the San Luis Obispo Police Department arrested Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez in Santa Maria on suspicion of rape and burglary charges.

According to the investigation and to other reports, Alarcon-Nunez, an alleged Uber driver operating in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, allegedly used his driver status for Uber to lure and then rape female passengers and rob their homes.

How Many Types of Uber Vehicles Are There?

Published on Mar 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm in Uber Accidents.

Rideshare companies are providing new alternatives to transportation that makes it easier to get people where they need to go. They don’t have to worry about driving in a new place, paying for gas, or finding a parking space. All people who want to use the service have to do is download the app to request a ride. Uber is one of these companies and are present in many major cities and towns.

Pennsylvania State Government Sues Uber for Data Breach

Published on Mar 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm in News.

Big news out of the state of Pennsylvania. According to the Attorney General’s Office, thousands of Uber drivers were unaware of an alleged data breach. Did Uber owe a duty to private citizens to inform drivers of this?

On March 5, 2018, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. for violating Pennsylvania’s data breach notification law. Uber knew for more than a year that a data breach potentially impacting 57 million passengers and drivers around the world had happened – but the company failed to disclose the breach until last November.

Kansas Woman Sues Uber for Getting a Driver Who Raped Her

Published on Mar 6, 2018 at 1:49 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

Do you have any idea who the driver of a rideshare vehicle is? Many people who use a service like Lyft or Uber in cities such as Las Vegas, or NYC, or Chicago believe that the driver has had a background check done prior to driving strangers around in a vehicle. Current drivers are indeed required to pass a background check, but every now and then a case happens where a driver falls through the cracks.

One such disturbing case was filed in June 2017. A Kansas City woman filed a lawsuit against Uber, saying a former driver with a criminal record raped her after driving her home in January. The lawsuit named two defendants– the company and the former driver, Yahkhahnahn Ammi. According to the lawsuit, Ammi drove the woman to multiple locations then talked his way into her home after driving her there. He then attacked her. The lawsuit alleges that Uber failed to act on earlier reports of Ammi assaulting others.

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