controversies, including allegations that it routinely ignores sexual harassment. A recent video showed Kalanick berating a driver who confronted him about steep cuts in Uber’s rates.
Uber also acknowledged it has used a program to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its service in cities around the world.
The company also has faces challenges in court.
Waymo, a self-driving car company that used to be part of Google, last month sued Uber in federal court, alleging betrayal and high-tech espionage. The complaint accuses Anthony Levandowski, a former top manager for Google’s self-driving car project, of stealing technology now propelling Uber’s effort to build an autonomous vehicle fleet.
Uber denied Waymo’s claims, calling them “a baseless attempt to slow down a competitor.”
San Francisco-based Uber has been hit by a string of executive departures and lawsuits. President Jeff Jones has resigned after six months.