Uber Technologies is Trying to be virtually a one-stop Transport Buying Program, saying on Wednesday it will Include new services, Such as car-sharing and train tickets.
After this month in San Francisco, the ride-hailing firm will launch Uber Rent in cooperation with Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing service that offers privately owned automobiles for lease.
“We’re going beyond automobiles. We are about mobility – making mobility available to everybody, everywhere,” Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi stated in a discussion on Wednesday in Washington. “We wish to be part of this solution.”
Uber is vowing to operate with US cities, which Khosrowshahi noted will observe an increasing percentage of the nation’s inhabitants. The business has occasionally had a contentious relationship with a few major cities.
He explained the company backs a number of transport solutions.
“That’s going to include bicycles, and that is going to contain buses and subways, etc., and we want to be part of the solution,” he stated, adding that Uber is sharing more data with cities to help them handle congestion.
Moving ahead, Uber will be about simply booking a vehicle but traveling “from Point A to Point B in the very best manner” with a variety of transit options, he explained.
“We must solve the problem of car possession,” Khosrowshahi explained.
“As an asset class, automobiles are extremely ineffective” he added, noting that 95% of the time cars sit unused. “We have to work together to be certain that living in a town… doesn’t require that you have a vehicle.”