Thursday, 19 July, 2018

The Next Level! Uber Now Offers Car Rentals

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Andy Castillo | 13 April, 2018, 04:03

Later this month in San Francisco, the ride-hailing firm will launch Uber Rent in collaboration with Getaround, a peer-to-peer vehicle sharing service that offers privately owned cars for rent. In San Francisco, where almost half of Uber rides taken during rush hour are now shared, the company at one point was spending $1 million a week on discounts, BuzzFeed reported a year ago. That service will be offered beginning later this month - but only in San Francisco for now, Uber said.

The company also announced Wednesday that it will partner with car-sharing app Getaround to offer auto rentals for riders and drivers.

"That's going to include bikes, and that's going to include buses and subways and we want to be a part of the solution", he said, adding that Uber is sharing more data with cities to help them manage congestion.

Earlier this week, Uber announced it would directly compete in the dockless bikeshare market by buying Jump, a provider that uses electrically assisted bikes. Arizona had been a key hub for Uber's autonomous project, with about half the company's 200 self-driving cars and a staff of hundreds.

The organization said it anticipates expanding its vehicle or truck leasing program outside san francisco bay area, according Jahan Khanna, head of merchandise for mobility at Uber.

"Helping keep people safe is a huge responsibility, and one we do not take lightly", Khosrowshahi said in a statement. Are you supposed to talk to them, what do you say, can you do work, can you talk on your phone, et cetera.

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Uber is also adding a "911 Assistance" feature.

The organization declared a partnership with Masabi, an public transit mobile startup.

You may also be interested in. "We're committed to deepen how we partner with cities and excited about how urban planners and transportation professionals can use this free resource". Once an agreement is reached with a transit agency, Uber users will be able to book and display public transit tickets within the application to enable seamless multimodal journeys. In the short term, this investment will create an enhanced, geographically searchable database to help emergency dispatchers more quickly connect callers to the correct 911 center.

Shared rides are central to Uber's vision for its future, in part because Pool in theory should improve margins on rides by putting more people into each vehicle.

Uber announced it would be participating in Shared Streets, an effort by the National Association of City Transportation Officials that lets cities get a better grasp of how their streets and curb spaces are being used by taxis, ridesharing companies and transit.

The two companies will also be working together to offer the integration to new cities around the globe.

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