When Uber took off in 2009, one of its biggest appeals was the convenience of transportation. Open the app on your phone, find an available driver, and hitch a ride to wherever at a set price. The whole thing was social media on wheels. But from the very beginning, this mega popular company has also been weighed down by legal controversies ranging between false advertising (an UberCab company that wasn’t actually a cab company) and now breach of contract.
This most recent Uber lawsuit shows in-fighting at the highest levels of the company, particularly with the embattled former CEO, Travis Kalanick. The suit alleges that prior to Kalanick leaving his post as CEO, the board had created three additional seats that only he himself could fill. So when Kalanick stepped down as CEO, he took one of the seats and left the other two unfilled. The argument suggests that Kalanick has monopolized the board and the company, despite having stepped down from such a prominent role.
Setting aside these controversies at the top, a number of experts are still predicting that Uber may gradually minimize car ownership. And no one quite knows whether that will be a good thing for minimizing traffic and traffic accidents.
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