Uber: Merging Multiple Modes Of Transportation
Uber is expanding to provide a growing number of transportation options from its app.
Earlier this month, Uber announced their acquisition of an electric bike sharing service known as Jump and their new car rental project, referred to as Uber Rent, allows people to find cars for short-term rentals by using their app. Another partner of theirs, known as Masabi, is enabling them to provide public transportation tickets to those using the Uber app too, so that they can get onto a bus or a train.
According to the CEO of Uber, the increased variety of transportation options (they hope) is going to make it easier for people to live without a car.
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Despite the progress that they've made they are still engaged in a number of legal battles, with various jurisdictions trying to crack down on the ride-sharing business.
A top court in Europe just recently ruled that member states could move forward with a ban on the company. Uber maintains that they are dedicated to working with city officials in various regions worldwide.