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Why Does Uber Resist Fingerprint Background Checks?

Posted on August 26, 2015

Uber Fights The Fingerprint Background Checks: Here's the rub: Labor laws might discourage Uber and other such start-ups from adopting background checks used by other industries because it could complicate legal questions over whether drivers are employees or independent contractors. Tribune News Service

Uber Tests Smart Bus Routes: I recently spotted a new option in UberPool in San Francisco, and Uber now confirms it’s testing what it calls “Smart Routes.” TechCrunch.com article here

Does Uber Help Reduce Drunk Driving Incidents? The number of DUI arrest made by Tampa Police has dropped dramatically this year. For the first six months of 2014 TPD made 1124 DUI arrests. In the same period in 2015 they made 776 arrests for driving while intoxicated. And Uber could be one of the reasons. WFLA-TV.com/Channel 8 article and video here

TNCs Get Comfortable In South Florida Market: Broward and Palm Beach counties, reeling under a wave of consumer protests about their attempts to clamp tough controls on the transportation network companies, are drafting new ordinances that will make it easier for them to operate. And Miami-Dade may be about to do the same. Miami Herald article here

Uber May Be Losing Out In China, Hong Kong: After seven Uber drivers were arrested and its Hong Kong office was raided, the company sent a link to a "petition" through its app to its Hong Kong customer base. Business Insider article here

Rio De Janeiro Votes To Ban Uber: Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday became the latest city to move against Uber as its city council voted to ban unregulated ride-sharing services. Business Insider (Reuters) article here

Uber Mapping Cars Work Out Of Arizona: Self-driving cars need the right mapping technology and eyes—or optics—to see the world around them. So Uber—a company keen to tap into vast economic potential of self-driving cars—is partnering with the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Science. Forbes.com article here

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