An Uber driver in Atlanta, Georgia was taking his passenger to her destination when he got cut off at a traffic stop. Feeling disrespected the Uber driver yelled out some profanity’s at the other car. The other driver challenged him to a fist fight so the Uber driver pulled over and let them hands go.
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Uber Technologies Inc. is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, food delivery, and transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in 633 cities worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via its websites and mobile apps. The name “Uber” is a reference to the common (and somewhat colloquial) word “uber”, meaning “topmost” or “super”, and having its origins in the German word über, meaning “above”. Uber has been a pioneer in the sharing economy, so much so that the changes in industries as a result of it have been referred to as Uberisation. Uber has also been the subject of protests and legal actions and the subject of a criminal investigation for its use of Greyball.
Uber offers various service levels. Not all service levels are available in every city. UberPOOL, available for up to 2 people per party, is the lowest cost level of service, in which the customer may share the ride with other passengers going in the same general direction. UberX provides a private ride in a standard car for up to 4 passengers. UberPOP offers a compact or subcompact car. UberSELECT provides a car with a leather interior. UberBLACK offers a black luxury vehicle. UberXL provides a larger car that can seat up to 6 passengers. UberKIDS provides a car with a child safety seat. UberSUV offers an SUV. UberWAV offers a wheelchair accessible vehicle. UberPETS includes pet transport.UberGo, available in India, provides for a ride in a hatchback. UberAUTO, available in Pakistan, provides transportation by auto rickshaw. UberTAXI, which is available in some markets, allows users to summon a taxi using the Uber software application.
Users pay an additional booking fee and can leave a gratuity through the app. The service is designed to appease taxi drivers who protest the increased competition from Uber. UberEATS provides meal delivery from participating restaurants within 30 minutes, for a fee. UberRUSH is a courier package delivery service available in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. UberBOAT is a water-taxi service. In Istanbul, it offers transportation by Beneteau boats across the Bosporus strait. It also offers speedboats in the summer along the coast of Croatia. UberBOAT has also run in other cities during special events such as across Biscayne Bay during Miami Art Week. UberAIR (Uber Elevate) is a program expected to debut in 2020 in Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Dubai which consists of Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, commonly known as “flying cars”