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During a January 2016 blockade in Paris, taxi drivers complained of unfair, less-regulated competition from services such as Uber. The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that France can bring criminal charges against Uber for organizing ride networks. Christophe Ena/AP hide caption

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This image made from video of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an exterior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz. AP hide caption

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An Uber driverless car heads out for a test drive in San Francisco in December 2016, the same month that the company halted testing there and moved it to Arizona. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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MIT researchers say they underestimated the median hourly profit that Uber and Lyft drivers are making. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Uber waits for a client in New York City. The company is partnering with health care organizations to provide patients with reliable transportation. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Police investigate a car stopped in front of a security gate this week outside City Hall in New York. Douglas Schifter, a longtime New York City livery driver, took his life in front of City Hall. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Driver's Suicide Highlights 'Race To The Bottom' In Cab Industry, Union Director Says

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An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives in Pittsburgh in 2016. On Friday, Uber and Google's Waymo self-driving unit announced a settlement in their trade secrets case. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Waymo alleges that in early 2016, Anthony Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files related to autonomous vehicle design before leaving to found his own self-driving truck startup with several Google engineers. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe's top court has ruled that Uber is a transportation company — not merely an e-commerce service. Here, a Spanish taxi driver is seen protesting against Uber and another service, Cabify, during cabdrivers' demonstration last month. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lyft driver places a company emblem on his dashboard Jan. 31, in San Francisco. Lyft announced it's offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft hide caption

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In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

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A man holds a smartphone showing the Uber app in London. In September, London transport authorities announced they would not renew Uber's license to operate in the city for safety reasons; on Friday, Uber lost an appeal of a British tribunal decision that its drivers are workers who deserve legal protections. Ben Fathers/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uber leased cars it knew were unsafe to its drivers in Singapore, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Above, Uber's San Francisco headquarters in June. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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For the business to survive, Uber has to repair its relationship with drivers, which leaders at the company say is "broken." Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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To Keep Drivers From Leaving, Uber Tries To Treat Them Better

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