More than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the company said in a long-awaited safety report. Uber noted that drivers and riders were both attacked, and that some assaults occurred between riders. In 2017, the company said 2,936 sexual assaults were reported.
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The position had been vacant since 2015.
Company has been trying to repair its image under CEO Khosrowshahi.
Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month.
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Uber had argued that it was merely an app.
"You're just making the impression that this is a total cover-up," the judge told Uber.
"There is no question that the previous management and security team at Uber failed in their responsibility to their drivers, to regulators, to justice and above all to customers. That's a pretty long list."
New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi inherits yet another scandal from Uber founder Travis Kalanick.
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He's a guy who "can bring order to chaos" — so how will he and Travis Kalanick get along?