Vehicle rental powered by Getaround coming soon to Uber in San Francisco

Vehicle rental powered by Getaround coming soon to Uber in San Francisco

The ride-sharing company is rolling out the Uber Bike service in Washington, D.C. from today.

Since its founding in 2009, Uber has expanded rapidly.

Uber immediately suspended self-driving road testing while the company investigates how the incident occurred, although Arizona officials say they see no reason to stop companies from using public roads as live-fire testing grounds for self-driving cars.

It's part of an aggressive push Uber is making to position itself as a general mobility platform, rather than the simple ride-hailing app that propelled it into a $70 billion commodity.

The company just completed a deal to acquire acquired bike-sharing service Jump. Jump Bikes operates the business in San Francisco and DC.

Khosrowshahi recently explained that bike sharing is a mode of transportation that is the most affordable for some people. The deal, rumored to have been worth over $100 million, means that Uber no owns 12,000 e-bikes spanning 40 cities across six countries, including the US and United Kingdom.




Jump confirmed that the acquisition would offer Uber customers more modes of transportations which will enable people to have a life without owning a vehicle.

These driver partners have also gone on strike on a number of occasions, complaining against reduced incentives and unfriendly policies.

And Uber is now testing rental cars through peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround in San Francisco. These cars are randomly parked around cities and can be rented on the spot. "If this goes on, you'll simply have gridlock. Every piece of their feedback was important and it was incorporated into building an app that meets their needs", Pradeep Parameswaran, Head of Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia, said in a statement. You'll be able to get an Uber.

Uber didn't say when this book-and-buy transit rides option would be available in the Uber app.

In addition to today's rental auto deal with Getaround, Uber announced a partnership with London-based Masabi, a mobile ticketing company that Uber said will help customers book and use public transit tickets directly within the Uber app.

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