Startup's new hire, former taxi commissioner Ashwini Chabra, has a history of connecting the public and private sectors.
After running into trouble trying to launch its car-for-hire service in France, Uber faces a new hurdle in Spain, according to blog site Tech.Eu.
After a political setback last week, Parisian taxi drivers protest new-era car services booked via smartphone apps. But the new UberPop ride-sharing service could bring even more disruptions.
During a day of protests by taxi drivers in Paris, an Uber car carrying a technology executive was left with slashed tires and broken windows.
At the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda announced a new series of engines and other drivetrain technology, giving this effort the moniker Earth Dreams Technology.