Uber's executive chief is arguing that his company needs to be able to provide its drivers with more money and better safety to keep them on the road.Speaking to reporters Thursday, Uber's Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick argued that Uber's current funding needs to come from outside sources like the state of California.The California state government has been slow to approve funding for Ube...
Uber is set to begin offering delivery in some parts of California on Monday, according to The Hill.
The new policy, which the company has been touting as a major step toward making delivery in the state more accessible, is part of a plan to “modernize” Uber’s service and “reduce costs.”
It also comes as Uber’s chief executive is in the midst of a leadership shakeup and is under pressure to take on the most powerful figure in the company.
If Uber can’t move the needle in California, it may have to go elsewhere.
Uber has faced a number of obstacles in other states, including the fact that it is a regulated taxi service in New York City, but it has managed to attract some of the highest-profile and influential figures to its ranks.
The company also has the backing of Silicon Valley, including Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and is the subject of fierce criticism from the media and others.