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Volvo Teams Up with Uber to Produce Driverless Cars

Volvo is teaming up with ride-sharing company Uber to develop next-generation driverless cars, in a $300 million project. The Swedish car maker says it has signed an agreement with Uber to incorporate the latest know-how in autonomous driving technology. The vehicles will be made by Volvo Cars and purchased by Uber. The two companies plan to use a Volvo base…

Uber Returns to Tuscaloosa and Auburn for Football Season

The ride-hailing service Uber plans to return to two Alabama cities this week as students return to college campuses. Local media report that city officials in Auburn and Tuscaloosa have approved ordinances in recent weeks that satisfy the company. Uber first began operating in both cities in 2014 but balked at city regulations and halted service soon after. Auburn city…

Uber a possibility at Montgomery airport

The Montgomery Regional Airport is in talks with Uber to bring the company to the airport. Currently, Uber drivers can drop people off at the airport but cannot pick them up from the airport. Chip Gentry, Vice President of Air Service Development, says the airport submitted an agreement to Uber in May and that many people are waiting to hear…

Uber Reaches Deal With Tuscaloosa; Service Could Start Soon

An agreement that would bring Uber back to Tuscaloosa has been reached, although the city council still must give final approval next week. The Tuscaloosa News reports that most city councilors support the ride-for-hire amendment that will allow Uber to begin operations again. However, they must still approve the matter next week. If council approves the agreement next week, Uber…

Toyota to Invest in Ride-Hailing App Uber

Toyota is investing in Uber, making it the latest car company to put money in a ride-hailing app. The Japanese company did not say how much the investment is worth. As part of the deal, Uber drivers can lease Toyota vehicles with money earned from their driving. Investing in cab-hailing services can be a way for automakers to sell more…

Man Charged in Kalamazoo Shootings Sues Uber

DETROIT (AP) – A man accused of fatally shooting six people between driving passengers for Uber in Michigan is suing the ride-sharing company for $10 million. Jason Dalton filed a handwritten complaint Tuesday against Uber, saying he’s “in prison because of Uber,” though he doesn’t mention the shootings directly. Police say Dalton told investigators after the Feb. 20 rampage in…

Uber Montgomery City Council Vote is Tonight

Mayor says he supports it.

The long debated proposal to allow Uber to operate its ride sharing program in the city of Montgomery is on the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting. Mayor Todd Strange told CBS 8 This Morning that he supports the ordinance and that it is fair to both Uber drivers and much longer established taxi-cab drivers. All drivers will be required…