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Editorial: Uber and Lyft should have stronger background checks for their drivers

Caroline Diem, Reporter

April 26, 2019

After a long day at work, it’s hard to keep from falling asleep. A young woman got into an Uber and expected to be driven back to her house, an hour away. Her Uber driver Harbir Parmar had other plans. The lady fell asleep and woke up being sexually assaulted and was dumped on the Interstate an hour away from home. Many questions were had about what it takes to become a driver for Uber and Lyft and the reliability of the companies. The requirements to become ...

Uber President Quits In Midst of Controversy

Uber President Quits In Midst of Controversy

Emily Liesch, Reporter

April 10, 2017

After just six months, Uber is in search of a new leader. Jeff Jones, President of Uber, resigned from his position at the rideshare company on Sunday, March 19, 2017 amid controversies surrounding actions Uber has taken in the past few months. The former Target executive’s decision came just six m...

Self Driving Cars Hit Road in Pittsburgh

Self Driving Cars Hit Road in Pittsburgh

Joel Neuschwander, Section Editor

October 28, 2016

Say goodbye to highway hypnosis and road rage and say hello to sensors, built-in GPS systems, and stress-free driving. On September 14, 2016, Uber made its self-driving cars available to passengers in Pittsburgh. The cars will have humans at the wheel, ready to take control of the vehicle if necess...

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