Uber, headquartered in California, is an international company which created taxi and food delivery apps. Since its creation in 2009, millions of people worldwide have downloaded Uber apps on their smartphones for ordering taxis at any time.
An Uber driver who claimed the app was controlling him has pleaded guilty to murdering six strangers in between rides, admitting to the crimes even in the absence of a plea deal. He now faces life in prison without parole.
New York taxi drivers are calling for stricter regulation of ride-sharing services. Their protest comes after four cab drivers committed suicide over financial difficulties exacerbated by Uber and Lyft competition.