Uber Chief Caught on Camera Arguing with Driver
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You can order a ride from Uber in nearly every major city.
Uber has drivers working in more than 500 cities on six continents.
While the ride-sharing service remains popular, 2017 is starting out as a difficult year for the company.
A story published Tuesday on the Bloomberg news service's website has a video of Uber's chief executive officer (CEO) arguing with his driver.
Travis Kalanick is the Uber official. Fawzi Kamel is the driver.
The video of the two men was YouTube's most popular Wednesday morning. It was seen over 1 million times in 24 hours.
Kamel made the video in early February on the day of the Super Bowl, the championship of American football.
The Uber chief is shown sitting with two women in the back seat of Kamel's car.
Kalanick and the women are talking about the company's recent troubles.
The problems include Uber's testing of self-driving cars and reports of workers making unwanted sexual comments. There also is a court case with Google based on claims that one Uber employee stole secrets about self-driving car technology.
In addition, some of Uber's drivers and riders criticized Kalanick for agreeing to join President Donald Trump's council of business leaders. Kalanick later resigned from the council.
On top of that, many drivers are not happy that Uber said they could earn a certain amount of money, but then reduced its fares in order to compete with services like Lyft.
At one point in the video, Kalanick tells the women he makes sure "every year is a hard year ... if it's easy, I'm not pushing hard enough."
After the women leave the car, Kamel states that he has lost money because of Uber's changing rates.
He says he lost $97,000 and is bankrupt because of Kalanick's policies.
Kalanick goes on to say "some people ... blame everything in their life on somebody else."
The discussion does not end well.
Many people are reacting to the video of the argument. One of them is Kalanick, who wrote an email to Uber workers Tuesday night.
He apologized to Kamel and said he plans to get someone to help him lead the company. "I need leadership help, and I intend to get it," he wrote.
The video has over 2,000 comments, too.
One person wrote he only earned $2.75 an hour as a driver for Uber.
Another wrote: "(this is) the exact reason I stopped driving for Uber."
Kamel received praise for standing up to the Uber CEO when he had him in the car.
Jon Clay wrote: "you are the man, times a million!"
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I'm Dan Friedell.
1.court case 诉讼案
The court case got under way last autumn.
2.self-driving cars 自动驾驶汽车
There are obvious markets for the technology in automotive safety and self-driving cars.
3.standing up 站起来
They kept standing up to take pictures and point things out to each other.
4.back seat 后座
He reached over and retrieved his jacket from the back seat.
1.At one point in the video, Kalanick tells the women he makes sure "every year is a hard year ... if it's easy, I'm not pushing hard enough."
At one point 在某一刻；一度
At one point we quarrelled, over something silly.
At one point last week shares in the grey market touched 230p.
2.On top of that, many drivers are not happy that Uber said they could earn a certain amount of money, but then reduced its fares in order to compete with services like Lyft.
On top of that 加上；除...之外
On top of that, he's very, very fast.
On top of that, you kill half our soldiers in friendly fire.
特拉维斯·卡兰尼克（Travis Kalanick）是Uber老板 。而法乌卡·卡迈勒（Fawzi Kamel）是一名优步司机 。
周三上午，两人争论的视频成为YouTube最热门视频 。仅一天的时间，视频点击量超过100万次 。
包括Uber自驾车的测试及公司员工出现的性丑闻 。Uber还卷入与和 Google的一起诉讼案，据称是Uber员工窃取了自驾车技术的机密文件 。
此外，Uber一些司机和乘客不满卡兰尼克同意加入特朗普商业领袖委员会 。之后，卡兰尼克退出了该委员会 。
许多网友对视频的争论发表了看法 。其中包括Uber的CEO卡兰尼克，周二晚间，他给Uber员工写了一封电子邮件 。
他向卡迈勒道歉并表示将请人帮助自己管理公司 。“我需要领导力方面的帮助，我想学习这一能力” 。
乔恩·克莱（Jon Clay ）写道：“你是一位勇敢的人！”