At the Code Conference tonight, Uber spoke to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi about the company's relationship with drivers, autonomous driving, about EATS with a booking rate of $ 6 billion, acquisition of the CEO and Flying Taxis. 19659002] Just this week, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent subpoenas to Uber and Lyft for information on driver wages, benefits, and classification information. Uber was not available for comment yet, but now it appears that the company is looking for ways to offer benefits and insurance to drivers. In concrete terms, Uber has an economically healthy way of offering drivers a performance and insurance package so that "this can be a safer way of life," says Khosrowshahi.
And what former Uber boss Travis Kalanick said in the past When he wanted to get rid of the driver, Khosrowshahi said he disagreed.
"Uber's face is the person sitting in the front seat," Khosrowshahi said. He added that it is usually a man driving but that he "would love to have more women in the front seat" because it is a "great form of employment".
Nevertheless, Uber is making progress with autonomous driving. This is in the light of the fatal car accident in Tempe, Arizona, with one of Uber's autonomous vehicles.
"We will be back on the road over the summer," Khosrowshahi said.
Also before licensing the technology – once it is secure enough – to third-party manufacturers and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). Despite the high-profile lawsuit between Uber and Waymo over self-driving car technology, Khosrowshahi said he would welcome Waymo to bring his cars into his network. Referring to Uber's relationship with Waymo, Khosrowshahi said it was "getting better".
In addition to Uber's core business and autonomous driving, there are a few other things. One of them is UberEATS, of which Khosrowshi said he has a running rate of $ 6 billion, grows 200 percent, and is the largest food supplier in the world, with the exception of China.
Uber has also recently acquired JUMP Bikes $ 200 million, launched UberRENT, announced a public transportation partnership with Masabi and is working on flying cars through its Elevate program.
Just as homes and buildings have become three-dimensional, Khosrowshahi said, "They will have to build a third dimension in terms of transportation."
For Uber, Elevate is its "big bet" on this third dimension of transportation, he said. The big plan with all these types of transport – be it bike-sharing, ride-sharing, flight-sharing or whatever – should become a multimodal transport service.
"We want to be the Amazon for transportation, Khosrowshahi said:
Earlier in the conversation Khosrowshahi threw a light on how he had no idea that he would get the job of General Director at Uber. While his wife thought he would get the job, he was not so optimistic.
He also talked about his relationship with Kalanick and how Khosrowshahi asked for it early on and Kalanick respected it 19659002] "I consult with him on the subject Khosrowshahi said,
Khosrowshahi has prepared for the public in the second half of 2019.
"We are on track," he said.