Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Uber tries to extend reach, DC users can now rent bikes

Uber bike Uber tries to extend reach, DC users can now rent bikes
Kenneth Drake | 12 April, 2018, 00:33

Uber also announced it acquired Jump on Monday. Jump bikes cost $2 per 30-minute ride.

Within the year, users should be able to buy and use tickets within Uber's app, Wired reported.

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.

Uber Rent will launch in San Francisco later this month.

Getaround views its auto rentals as complementing Uber and Lyft's on-demand rides and helping to move Americans away from private vehicle ownership. You'll be able to get an Uber.

On April 10, the ride-hailing company announced it is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University's Traffic21 on the project, which gives city planners and the public access to the company's anonymous data - right down to the hour - from millions of Uber trips in 20 cities across the globe.


"Imagine there's a car-sharing network that has cars every half a mile", Khanna said.

Uber is hardly the first tech behemoth to lay out its vision for the future of transportation.

Uber has signed a partnership agreement with Masabi, a transit ticketing firm that has contracts with transit agencies in NY and Boston, among others. Lyft President John Zimmer boldly declared in September 2016 that private auto ownership would be all-but-phased-out by 2025, with those space-hogging, oft-idle vehicles replaced with fleets of roving autonomous vehicles catering to rider needs.

But if it can create a useful interface for planning and booking so-called "multi-modal" routes, which combine multiple types of transportation - such as an Uber ride to the nearest commuter rail station - it could be a win-win. In doing so, we will show that Uber is not just a really great product, but a really great company that is meaningfully contributing to society, beyond its business and its bottom line. The service will also include integration of transit maps and schedule information in select cities.The company did not say which cities.

Uber was already working with the company through a partnership - users could reserve a JUMP Bike through the Uber app, and it sounds like Uber's plan is to broaden JUMP Bikes offerings in new markets.

But it's an important means of showing good will. Khosrowshahi is trying to tell cities that the Uber of today is a "true partner" - and not the combative, "ask for forgiveness, not permission" startup of the past.

Recommended

Real Madrid v Juventus Betting Tips Bayern have already wrapped up their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title and are a goal up here going into the second leg.

Scott blasts Washington to begin Senate campaign Scott blasts Washington to begin Senate campaign Democratic political strategist Steve Schale predicted the race would be close and that Trump's popularity could play a role. Nelson later told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon that "there are so many differences" between himself and Scott.

United States deficit forecast to hit $1 trillion following tax cuts United States  deficit forecast to hit $1 trillion following tax cuts On Monday the Congressional Budget Office said the bill was partially responsible for a large increase in the deficit . But now the Federal Reserve is raising rates, meaning the government's borrowing costs are projected to increase.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol thanks teachers participating in walkout Oklahoma Highway Patrol thanks teachers participating in walkout One group of teacher walked the 100 miles from Tulsa to the capitol in Oklahoma City, to draw attention to their plight. The walkout comes after the West Virginia teachers' strike catalyzed a movement of teachers demanding higher pay.

Confirmed Dead After Plane Crashes At Arizona Golf Course Confirmed Dead After Plane Crashes At Arizona Golf Course Fourteen ambulances and ten fire engines were dispatched to the area and several bodies were pulled out of the wreckage. It happened on Wednesday morning at Boufarik military airport, an air force base near the capital, Algiers .

Messi Hat-Trick Helps Barca Equal All-Time LaLiga Record Messi Hat-Trick Helps Barca Equal All-Time LaLiga Record It has been quite hard , because of the fact it's an old record that hasn't been broken for a long time ". He's a player who wants to be active because he's the best, but we have to talk after training".

All Apple facilities run by clean energy All Apple facilities run by clean energy It also gives clean energy back to the public grid during periods of low occupancy. Apple's biggest link in the supply chain, Foxconn, has yet to sign up.

Arizona sends 225 troops to Mexico border, more joining them Arizona sends 225 troops to Mexico border, more joining them But the state's National guard did not return phone and email messages Monday seeking comment on how many have arrived. The New Mexico Guard members could help with air support, surveillance and infrastructure repairs, Hull said.

Kate Middleton's third royal birth: Your guide to the Lindo Wing Kate Middleton's third royal birth: Your guide to the Lindo Wing The notices, which are up in South Wharf Road , state that parking is suspended from April 9 to April 30 for an "event". A web page ( www.royal.uk/baby ) dedicated to the baby has also been set up on the Royal Family's official website.

Air strikes hit Syrian air base, state media report Air strikes hit Syrian air base, state media report The strikes came one day after a suspected chemical gas attack near Damascus in Syria, where dozens of people have been killed . According to the source, the Syrian air defense systems shot down eight missiles while repelling the attack.

'Busted' elbow could end Laurel Hubbard's weight-lifting career 'Busted' elbow could end Laurel Hubbard's weight-lifting career Meanwhile, Australian Weightlifting Federation CEO Michael Keelan wrote to a number of governing bodies to express his concerns. Samoa's Feagaiga Stowers, 17, took gold on Australia's Gold Coast ahead of Nauru's Charisma Amoe-Tarrant.

Ronda Rousey Makes Wrestling Debut With 'WrestleMania 34' Match Highlights Ronda Rousey Makes Wrestling Debut With 'WrestleMania 34' Match Highlights Despite Ronda's athletic pedigree, fans were apprehensive about her competing in her very first wrestling match at Wrestlemania . Whenever Angle seemed to get an opportunity to head over for a tag, either Triple H or Stephanie would find a way to prevent it.

Angels' Ohtani loses ideal game in 7th during home debut Angels' Ohtani loses ideal  game in 7th during home debut Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is not in Saturday's lineup against the Oakland Athletics . Shohei Ohtani has thrown six flawless innings to begin his first home pitching start for the Los Angeles Angels .

Lacking The Killer Instinct: Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Manchester United Lacking The Killer Instinct: Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Manchester United They are frustrated because they wanted to do it today but I congratulated them because they will win it and they deserve it. United pulled level by half-time and Andy Cole's victor six minutes from time was no more than they deserved.

Full footage of Conor McGregor rampage released in UFC Embedded Full footage of Conor McGregor rampage released in UFC Embedded He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in NY . The imbroglio went down as the Barclays Center as a busload of MMA fighters were arriving for from UFC 223 media day on Thursday.