Quick Shift: Uber unveils new driver app

13 April, 2018, 04:03 | Author: Natasha Holloway
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Uber is getting set to take on car-sharing competitors and traditional rental cars with its plans to integrate GetAround into its app. GetAround is a peer-to-peer carsharing company, which means it lets auto owners rent out their vehicles to other people. The two companies have been working in the city for about a year and now the citizens can rent a vehicle for a few hours or the whole day via Uber's app.

Khosrowshahi, the former head of Expedia, came to Uber a year ago after several scandals forced his predecessor to step aside. That service will be offered beginning later this month - but only in San Francisco for now, Uber said.

Uber has agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that the ride-hailing company deceived customers about how it handled their data.

Uber's announcement stunt started earlier this week with the acquisition of leap Bikes, a bikeshare company specializing in electric bicycles.

At the event, Khosrowshahi was asked about the self-driving Uber auto crash in Tempe, Arizona, that struck and killed a pedestrian in May.

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City officials say the services have benefited from Metro's problems so it's only fair they be a part of the solution.

In November 2017, Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi disclosed the data breach that affected 57 million people around the world and said the two individuals who led the response were no longer with Uber. The initial release for Uber's new app options will be available in San Francisco only.

"We take the responsibility of keeping our users safe very seriously".

Meanwhile, Jeremy Hall said the new features won't change how frequently he uses Uber but he supports the change. "We're committed to deepen how we partner with cities and excited about how urban planners and transportation professionals can use this free resource". This will ensure that you can safely exit from either side of the vehicle in order to avoid moving traffic, and it also gives you as well your driver some personal space. These include Boston, Portland, New Jersey and Washington. For transit agencies, deploying via SDK means mobile ticketing is instantly available to an already established user base providing a seamless and convenient experience to transfer to or ride on transit services. This lets users connect to the nearby 911 centers.

The company hopes that the data in the map will be used by city planners to better develop driving infrastructure in the city. But what this deal does do is offer a further example of how integrated multi-stage door-to-door trips, known to some as "Mobility-as-a-Service" ("MaaS") can actually be delivered.

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