Uber will now help you rent a stranger's auto

Uber will now help you rent a stranger's auto

Uber will now help you rent a stranger's auto

"That's going to include bikes, and that's going to include buses and subways, etc., and we want to be a part of the solution", he said, adding that Uber is sharing more data with cities to help them manage congestion.

Cab aggregator Uber has launched a new app for its drivers globally based on inputs received from these partners, including those from India. On April 9, the company said it had purchased Jump Bikes, a provider of dockless electric bicycles.

Getaround's offerings will appear through a side menu in the Uber app. Users will be able to find and unlock an available auto from their phones using wireless technology.

Update: Khosrowshahi's comments came during a transport forum.

For mass transit, the San Francisco startup said it would allow app users to see various options and would launch a partnership with e-ticketing service Masabi that would eventually allow the Uber app to be used instead of tickets or passes. The Uber Rent feature, which is in partnership with car-sharing company Getaround, will let users find cars for short-term rentals using the Uber app. Uber Rent will be available later this month.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he still believes self-driving cars are a "very important part of the solution of getting rid of vehicle ownership".

Uber is vowing to work with USA cities, which Khosrowshahi noted will see a rising percentage of the country's population. They could all do it without leaving the Uber app. Call it ... Last June, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera released information for the first time about the number of Uber and Lyft drivers estimated that 45,000 are working in the city.

The big picture: Uber envisions a world with little personal vehicle ownership, one where people would rely more heavily on using services like Uber.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the carshare program will begin San Francisco while at an event in Washington, D.C.

However, Uber has said it will incrementally add bikes to the program. Within the year, riders will be able to buy and use tickets from within Uber's app, too.

We share numerous same goals as the 600 cities we serve, and are committed to addressing the same challenges: reducing individual vehicle ownership, expanding transportation access and helping governments plan future transportation investments. Khosrowshahi also sat on a panel with Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss Uber's new approach to partnering with cities.

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