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Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Africa’s two-wheeled taxis

    Global ride-hailing rivals Taxify and Uber have launched motorcycle passenger service in East Africa. Customers of both companies in Uganda and Taxify riders in Kenya can now order up two-wheel transit by app. uberBoda, as its branded, is Uber’s first motorcycle service offering in Africa, and second globally after Asia. For Taxify, it’s

Overloaded heavy duty vehicle owners to pay N10m fine – FG

Owners of overloaded heavy-duty vehicles that ply federal highways will start paying fines ranging from N1m to N10m, the Federal Government has announced. It stated this in an official gazette dated February 6, 2018, entitled: ‘Federal Highways (Control of Dimensions, Weights and Axle Load of Heavy Duty Goods Transport Vehicles) Regulations,

Self-driving Uber kills Arizona woman in first fatal crash involving pedestrian

A self-driving Volvo vehicle, purchased by Uber, moves through an intersection in Scottsdale, Arizona, on 1 December 2017. Photograph: Natalie Behring/Reuters An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian

Uber Expands Food Delivery Service to 100 New Cities Ahead of 2019 IPO

Photo: UberEats in Marysville Uber's secret weapon appears to be its booming 2-year-old food delivery service. UberEats somehow has become the most profitable part of the business and will be expanding to 100 additional cities around the globe, according to a Financial Times report. Previously, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said UberEats was performing above management's expectations,

Bike-sharing companies face an uphill ride in U.S.

A bike-sharing craze that has swept China over the past two years is picking up speed in cities across the United States, but with a different spin as tough local regulations rein in the roll-out of dockless bikes. Chinese startups pioneered dockless bike sharing: unlock a bike with your cellphone, ride