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Reports: You May Soon Be Able To Take A Self-Driving Uber In Detroit, Uber To Open Facility Here

Uber set the internet abuzz last week with the rollout of their new autonomous vehicles that are now serving the Pittsburgh area. Well, it looks like Metro Detroit’s going to get some investment from Uber around self-driving cars. The Automotive News and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Uber is going to open a facility in Metro Detroit to increase collaboration with the automakers. And depending on how the state regulations shake out, we also could be home to a fleet of self-drivin...

UberPITCH Connects Entrepreneurs and Investors in Downtown Detroit On On May 4

Looking for that big breakthrough? This just might be it. On Wednesday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Uber is giving entrepreneurs in Detroit the chance to pitch their business ideas to prominent local investors. All you have to do is request UberPITCH inside the Uber app, and you’ll get a chance to take a 10 minute Uber ride with a potential investor. How it works * Download the Uber app if you don’t have it. * Enter the promo code PITCHDET in the promotions tab to unlock UberPITCH. W...

OPINION: If Detroit Cabbies Want Respect, They Should Respect Their Riders

With the recent report of Detroit cab drivers protesting about the coming of Uber and Lyft, both ride sharing services that use an app to connect passengers to rides, we felt it was important to chime in. The cab drivers are talking about a 60 percent to 70 percent drop in their traffic downtown, and it is in significant part a problem of their own making. Anyone who follows Daily Detroit knows that we like to have a good time. Lists of happy hours, the best places to have a drink, and restaur...

Here's How To Get A Free Ride This Week Thanks To Uber And Cadillac

The North American International Auto Show will have thousands upon thousands descend upon the D over the next few weeks, but it doesn’t come without benefits. Starting tomorrow on Monday and running through Friday the 16th of January, you’ll be able to grab a free 15 minute Uber ride. Fifteen minutes should be more than enough to get you anywhere downtown, or most of the way to a bordering suburb like Ferndale. All you have to do is open up your Uber app and hit the “Cadillac” option starting M...

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