Earlier this week Uber announced a partnership with bike-share company JUMP, allowing users to rent bikes via the Uber app. Uber has been piloting the JUMP bikes in San Francisco and today announced it will expand the program to Washington, D.C.
"We believe these rewards will help drivers have a better driving experience when using the Uber app", said Uber's general manager for East Africa Loic Amado.
Uber will also launch Uber Rent, its first car-sharing product, beginning with San Francisco.
Uber attested to Jump's utility in its blog post Wednesday, saying the bikes offer a "convenient and environmentally friendly ride that's often faster, especially in dense cities where space is limited and roads can be congested".
"We believe in it", he said, adding that Uber considered autonomous vehicles "part of the solution" and in the long-term key to eliminating individual auto ownership. Regardless, the in-app integration likely means the e-bike service's ridership will only continue to grow in D.C. where it is already among the most popular bike sharing options. "While 180 Days was about correcting missteps of the past, we also needed to think longer term, and the obvious place to start was the Driver app", says Khosrowshahi.
Uber's second major expansion relates to vehicle rentals.
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Getaround's website says cars are available to rent for as little as $5 per hour, and that auto owners can make up to $10,000 per year offering their vehicle for rent on the service. "Now you can take a bike to rent your auto and go buy groceries".
A 23-year-old California man is suing Uber after losing both of his legs in a traffic accident that allegedly happened while he helping one of their drivers push his stalled vehicle off a highway.
The station reported the law firm hired by Brock is hoping to get $25 to $50 million from Uber in the case, although the lawsuit says he is seeking unspecified damages.
The final partnership is with a company called Masabi, which lets people use their smartphones to buy tickets for public transportation.
Uber is introducing e-bike, vehicle rental, and public transit tickets to its primary app.