15 JUL

UberBOAT meets #UberData

Today the Science Team drops into uncharted territory like tea to the harbor with UberBOAT! The Uber Boston crew made an exciting move last month – from June 4th-15th, curious (and persistent) Bostonians were able to request a water taxi using the Uber app from 20 docks along the Boston Harbor.

Here’s what we learned about Boston, boats, and transportation options from our most recent experiment in moving people around cities.

14 JUL

Uber Around the World

Here at Uber, things are happening pretty quickly. What launched from humble beginnings in San Francisco in 2010 grew to a global service spanning 3 continents and the world’s top cities in 2012. By the end of 2013, that number had more than quadrupled, and in early 2014 we hit the 100 city mark (and we’re just getting started).



One week after #ICanHasUberKITTENS, we reflect on the meows, love, and how catnip-crazy you all went for kitten snuggles.

11 OCT

Uberdata: How the city of Washington responds to the government shutdown

The US government shutdown in October 2013 has affected many people, especially in the US capitol. Using Uber's data we look at how the shutdown has affected Washington DC.

10 JUN

That’s one dense apple! A study of taxi e-hails in NYC

Team Science looks at e-hail request density in NYC and how the Uber app helps fill the shift-change gap.


Uberdata: Economics of Car Ownership

How do the economics of car ownership in San Francisco compare to using Uber? The results are fairly surprising!

12 DEC

Uberdata: Comparing Apples to Googles (to Bings to MapQuests)

Uber critically relies on accurate geolocation to get your from point A to point B. In this post we put different geolocation services to the test and compare Apple, Google, Bing, and MapQuest.

12 NOV

Uberdata: Mapping a city’s flow using Uber’s ridership data

Some neighborhoods have some kind of "activity gravity" that keeps people within them and using Uber's data we can quantify and visualize this effect.

23 JUN

Uberdata: Building the Perfect Uber Party City

How is San Francisco's Financial District like New York? What neighborhood tells us the most about DC's lifestyle? In this post we use #uberdata to get a feel for each neighborhood's unique style.