Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

Uber Movement Tool Launches in Toronto to Share Transportation Data

Uber Movement Tool Launches in Toronto to Share Transportation Data

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While having multiple transit options in one app can be powerful for our customers, we know that alone is not enough to improve the cities we operate in.

"Having a greater variety of transportation modes at your fingertips helps make it increasingly easy to live without a auto". The new business direction has been integrated so quickly that e-bike sharing is already present in the Uber App in the areas where it's available.

Uber users in DC can now find and book a JUMP pedal-assist electric bike directly from the Uber app.

Just days after announcing the purchase of bike-sharing startup JUMP that allows people to rent a bike directly through the Uber app, Uber today announced that is is partnering with San Francisco-based Getaround, to rent cars from the Uber app. The first is a pilot project in San Francisco that will let users rent a vehicle from within the app (that's called Uber Rent), via Uber's partnership with the peer-to-peer car-sharing startup Getaround.

He continued: "Autonomous is part of the solution, and I think in the long term is going to be a very important part of the solution of getting rid of vehicle ownership".

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company "wants to go beyond cars" in discussing its new service that allows users to reserve, unlock and pay for Jump bikes.

Uber launched a new app for its drivers on Tuesday that incorporates the use of a real-time earnings tracker, the recent effort by the ride-hailing service for the improvement of its services for the drivers.

Uber Movement was unveiled in 2017 and is used in several US and global cities including Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. "That's why we want to provide alternatives to personal vehicle ownership by bringing together multiple modes of transportation right in our app", said Jahan Khanna, Head of Product, Mobility at Uber.

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is looking to be virtually a one-stop transportation shopping app, saying on Wednesday it will add new services, including car-sharing and train tickets. The transit agency, which is struggling amid chronic safety and reliability issues and has faced falling ridership due to faltering reliability, as well as increased competition from Uber, Lyft and other services.

It's also an opportunity for Uber to benefit from transportation transactions that happen off of the company's platform. There's no word yet on when the service will spread to other cities. "About 100 JUMP employees will join Uber, the spokeswoman said". Under Khosrowshahi, Uber is attempting to build an image of a company that's not just open to working with cities, but one that proactively does so.

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