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Uber Declutters Its App, Making it Simpler and Snappier

Uber Technologies Inc. is rolling out the biggest update to its mobile application since 2012, seeking to simplify, speed up and enrich the ride-hailing experience. 

Over time, Uber has crammed a hodgepodge of services into its mobile application: black cars, carpooling, taxi hailing, UberX for ride sharing, premium-car Select and Access for disabled passengers (mainly for U.S. services). The San Francisco-based company is the first to admit that this is confusing.