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Uber, Airbus said to be working on Japan’s plans for flying...

Japan is making a push to develop flying cars, enlisting companies including Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbus SE in a government-led group to bring...

Competition watchdog approves Grab-Uber deal

THE PHILIPPINE COMPETITION COMMISSION (PCC) has cleared Grab Philippines’ (MyTaxi.PH Inc.) acquisition of the local business of Uber and Uber Systems, Inc., but will monitor for a year the former’s compliance with quality and pricing standards it had committed to.

Uber fatal crash revealed self-driving blind spot: night vision

Since the Uber accident in March, autonomous car researchers’ eyes have been opening to the need to teach robots how to drive in the dark and avoid people who wander into the road.

MiCab becomes fifth TNC to receive LTFRB accreditation

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has accredited MiCab Systems Corporation, a transportation network company (TNC) that will provide taxi-hailing services as...

PCC aims to complete Grab-Uber review by May

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is looking to complete its review of Grab Philippines’ acquisition of Uber Philippines as early...

A day in the life of Uber and Grab drivers

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltram, Special Features Writer Before becoming an Uber driver full-time, Ismael Mamaril Villanueva spent 30 years working for the government at the...

Sparktionary: Competition

A millennial from the Philippine Competition Commission explains "competition," a term that's been used lately because of the Grab-Uber deal.

Uber, Grab ordered to explain app shutdown

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has asked Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.Ph) and Uber Philippines (Uber Systems, Inc.) to explain why they have stopped operating the...

Gov’t to sue ride-sharing startup Arcade City if it fails to...

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter THE government has threatened to take legal action against ride-sharing startup Arcade City if it fails to halt operations and proceeds...

LTFRB: Uber operations until April 15

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said Uber Philippines (Uber Systems Inc)'s operations as a ride-sharing company or...

Consumer group calls for LTFRB to stop meddling in review of...

Consumer group Laban Konsyumer Inc. on Tuesday told the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to stop meddling in the ongoing review of...

Grab Philippines: Uber app to continue working but with ‘limited functionality’

Uber users in the Philippines will still be able to book rides via mobile application as Grab Philippines announced that the Uber app will...

Grab assures no migration of Uber data

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.Ph Inc) said on Friday no data on Uber Philippines (Uber Systems Inc) users and drivers will...

Grab Philippines willing to cooperate during PCC review

Grab Philippines has assured the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) of its cooperation in divulging information the anti-trust body may need to complete the review...

Competition watchdog reviews Grab-Uber deal

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said on Tuesday it has started a review of Grab Holdings, Inc.’s acquisition of the...

LTFRB says 4 firms seek licenses for ride-share

ANOTHER ride-sharing company is seeking to apply for accreditation with the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Board Member Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada said that...

3 ride-sharing firms apply for LTFRB accreditation

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is currently processing the applications of three transport network companies (TNCs),...

Grab to ‘find roles’ for over 500 Uber employees

Grab said it will find roles for Uber employees in Southeast Asia following the upcoming integration of operations with the sale of Uber's operations...

Uber cedes Southeast Asia to rival Grab in latest pullout

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, withdrawing from yet another fast-growing region to end a war of...

LTFRB to study allowing TNVS outside Metro Manila

The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is looking into allowing transport network vehicle services (TNVS) to operate in more regions in the...

Uber pays P41 million in tax deficiencies to avoid closure

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Uber Systems, Inc. paid P41.15 million in value-added tax (VAT) deficiencies to avoid being suspended or closed. In...

Ride-sharing quota for Metro Manila may rise

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it is considering an increase in the number of ride-sharing vehicles in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. In a...

Gov’t to accept Uber, Grab franchise applications on February 5

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter STARTING February 5, the government will start accepting franchise applications for vehicles to be used on ride-hailing platforms despite setting...

PUV category eyed for ride-sharing companies

By Patrizia P. C. Marcelo Reporter THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to implement new regulations this year for ride-sharing companies, including...

Privacy commission summons Uber to explain data security procedures

THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) summoned Uber Philippines to fully explain their data processing operations after a global data breach affected users in the...

NPC won’t rule out breach of Filipinos’ data in Uber hacking

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo THE National Privacy Commission said it “cannot rule out” that data of Filipinos were compromised with the data breach of...

TNCs to be required stickers, IDs, passenger limit

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has imposed new guidelines for ride-sharing services or transport network companies (TNCs),...

LTFRB to decide soon on taxi fare increase, guidelines on ride-sharing...

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will release its official decision on the proposed increase in taxi fares,...

It ain’t Uber till it’s Uber

The Uber-LTFRB controversy has highlighted, to our great inconvenience, what happens when modern technology clashes with antiquated laws and regulations. This is further complicated...

LTFRB to Uber: No Uber-Pasig bus project

TRANSPORT regulators have stopped a planned launch by Uber Philippines (Uber Systems, Inc.) of a new bus project in Pasig City. At a press conference...

Uber suspension cuts Metro Manila travel time by 5% — MMDA

THE SUSPENSION imposed against Uber Philippines, a unit of Uber Systems, Inc., has improved travel times on Metro Manila’s roads, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority...

LTFRB suspends Uber accreditation for one month

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday suspended the accreditation and operations of Uber System, Inc. (Uber Philippines) for a month. In...

Drivers ask gov’t to lift order suspending Grab, Uber applications

DRIVERS who earn from ride-hailing platforms on Friday asked government to lift an order that stopped authorities from receiving and processing applications of car...

Grab drivers seek gov’t amnesty as rival Uber supports move

LOCAL drivers of Singapore-based Grab have sought government amnesty, almost a year after authorities stopped accepting applications for permits to run and operate ride-hailing...

Uber app gets an upgrade

RIDE-HAILING MOBILE APP, Uber, has introduced an entirely new rider app design — something that has been a long time coming as the app’s...

Uber users get an ice cream treat

UBER RIDERS can enjoy special ice cream delivery service curbside today as the ride sharing app holds a promotion called Uber Ice Cream. Uber Ice...