Two die in Tesla car crash in Texas with ‘no one’ in driver’s seat, police say | Tesla

Two men died after a Tesla vehicle, which was believed to be operating without anyone in the driver’s seat, crashed into a tree north of Houston, authorities said. “There was no one in the driver’s seat,” Sgt Cinthya Umanzor of the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 said of the crash Continue Reading

Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process | Uber

Uber has been ordered to reinstate five British drivers who were struck off from its ride-hailing app by robot technology. The five drivers, backed by the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) and the campaign group Worker Info Exchange, argued that they had been wrongly accused of fraudulent activity based Continue Reading

Amazon apology to Democrat includes admission drivers urinate in bottles | Amazon

Amazon has apologized to the congressman Mark Pocan, admitting to scoring an “own goal” in its initial denial of his suggestion its drivers were sometimes forced to urinate in bottles during delivery rounds. “We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural Continue Reading

Leaked memo shows Amazon knows delivery drivers resort to urinating in bottles | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Amazon caused an uproar on Thursday when it denied reports that its delivery workers have been forced to urinate in bottles due to lack of access to bathrooms, but a leaked internal memo shows the company has been aware of the problem Continue Reading

14-hour days and no bathroom breaks: Amazon’s overworked delivery drivers | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter James Meyers worked as a driver for several Amazon delivery service providers in Austin, Texas, for about one year until he quit in October 2020 citing the immense workloads and poor working conditions. Fourteen-hour shifts were common because delivery service providers wouldn’t Continue Reading

Uber accused of using ‘loaded questions’ in survey of drivers | Uber

Uber has been accused of using “loaded questions” in a consultation with drivers, after a landmark court ruling handed workers rights to improved conditions. The firm may have to pay out over £100m in compensation to 10,000 drivers, after the UK supreme court ruled last week they are entitled to Continue Reading

Uber drivers are workers, UK supreme court rules | Uber

The UK supreme court has dismissed Uber’s appeal against a landmark employment tribunal ruling that its drivers should be classed as workers with access to the minimum wage and paid holidays. Six justices handed down a unanimous decision backing the October 2016 employment tribunal ruling that could affect millions of Continue Reading

Google Maps postcode error leads delivery drivers on wild pizza chase | Consumer affairs

If Simon Borghs wanted to eat a takeaway pizza fresh out of the box, he would have to sit in the local park. Taking a taxi meant lengthy discussions with the driver to ensure that he got to his flat. Getting a delivery meant walking down the road with his Continue Reading

Uber bought itself a law. Here’s why that’s dangerous for struggling drivers like me | Cherri Murphy | Opinion

Last week, Uber bought itself a law. Along with Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates, app companies spent more than $200m – the most spent on any ballot campaign in US history – to bankroll Proposition 22 in California. With its passage, the law will now exempt drivers like me from Continue Reading

6 Drivers of Technology Resilience during the Pandemic- Tempemail

With public health restrictions returning as the cold weather sets in, we see 6 key drivers of technology resilience that CTOs, CIOs and even CEOs need to remain focused on as COVID-19 continues to unfold. Pentalog is here to help in these troubled times, so we’re offering our IT outsourcing Continue Reading