ride hailing


Uber Says Small Town Public Transit Partnerships Are 'Critical' to Its Success

One small Canadian town took 25,000 Uber rides in less than a year.
Tracey Lindeman

Uber and Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against African-Americans and Women

The study counters one of the big selling points of app-based ride-hailing services—namely, that people can get rides on demand no matter the color of their skin or their appearance.
Grennan Milliken

France’s Government-Backed Uber Replacement Should Thrill Uber

The government-backed 'Le.Taxi' isn't a real threat — yet.
Greg Sandoval
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Uber Drivers Are Using Zombie Profile Pictures to Rack Up Cancelation Fees

As if getting into an unfamiliar car with a complete stranger isn't scary enough.
VICE Staff
Uber Earth

What Austin Locals Think of Uber and Lyft’s Defeat and Departure

You almost can’t visit a major American city without at least seeing one of the two major ridesharing companies, Lyft and Uber. Unless you visit Austin, Texas, that is.
Rollin Bishop
Uber Earth

How Uber Is Changing Drug Dealing

If any technology invariably gets used for good and ill then of course the Uberization of things now includes drug dealing.
Brian Anderson
Uber Earth

How Much Money Do People Spend on Uber?

We crunched a data set with the spending habits of about 50,000 people to see who’s spending what on Uber.
Adrianne Jeffries
Uber Earth

Uber's Conscientious Objectors

Meet the people who, for one reason or another, refuse to use the taxi app.
Louise Matsakis
Uber Earth

Uber Rape Case Leaves No Safe Transit Option for Women in Mexico City

“Now I will only take Uber as a last ditch option.”
Andalusia Knoll Soloff

Uber and Lyft Shut Down in Austin After Losing Vote on Driver Background Checks

“The people have spoken tonight loud and clear,” said Austin mayor Steve Adler.
Becky Ferreira

All the Cars, Planes and Rickshaws I Took in India

To provide some perspective to see how a country of 1.2 billion people gets around, I tried my best to document the different modes of transport during my journey.
Ashwin Rodrigues

WeChat Blocks Uber (Again) In Ongoing China Rideshare War

The parent company of WeChat and Uber competitor Didi Kuaidi has “permanently” blocked Uber accounts.
Kari Paul