Uber started out as a ridesharing company, but later the company leveraged its drivers to form Uber Eats, where drivers could also go pickup food orders along their routes and deliver them to customers as a way of earning a bit more money. However, in recent times due to the pandemic, the number of people relying on ridesharing is clearly down, while demand for food delivery is going up.
Given the current coronavirus pandemic, there are people in certain industries that will no doubt have to meet and interact with many strangers on a daily basis. This includes Uber drivers who during the course of the day, come into contact with different people which does put them in a situation where it increases the likelihood of them catching the disease.
If you’ve ever used a ride-hailing service, there is a good chance that at least one of those rides might have been less than favorable. The good news is that Uber is now rolling out a feature in which users will now be able to report non-emergency issues during the trip itself, as opposed to the end of the trip where users might forget.
Depending on how old you are, you might recall that back in the day if you wanted to hail a cab from your home or office, one of the ways you could do so is by calling the cab company. Of course, these days there are apps that offer more precise locations to make it easier for both you and the driver, but Uber seems to be wanting to go […]
Right now if you are looking to hire a helicopter to get from one place to another, it isn’t necessarily the cheapest option. However, perhaps in the future, flying personal modes of transportation could become cheaper and more accessible, and that’s a future that both Hyundai and Uber are working towards.
Ride hailing companies such as Uber are kind of a game changer where it challenges the way we get around. As such, it has riled up many taxi associations in many countries as well as making it challenging for governments to try and figure out exactly what kind of business Uber can be considered as.
While most of the time, our pets stay at home, there are times when we need to take them out, like to the vet. However, not all Uber drivers might relish the idea of ferrying an animal in their cars. This is because of a variety of issues, like allergies, smell, concerns about the animal making a mess, and so on.
Almost everyone is fed up with the traffic and the time it requires to commute from one place to another. For some, it might be a quick journey to work but for the rest, it involves a lot of time.What if you could travel from one point to another without any traffic and unwanted obstacles?Uber Copter is here to save you from all the hassle. It existed before – however, […]
Uber does much more now than just enabling you to find a driver to take you to your destination. It does food delivery, bike and scooter rentals, and even helicopter rides. The company is reportedly testing a new monthly subscription which will bundle its most major services into one package. This bundle will include food delivery through Uber Eats, bike and scooter rentals as well as the core service which […]
An Uber error caused quite a bit of stir yesterday when some riders reported that they had been charged 100 times more than what they had owed for their ride. One user was charged $2,053 for a ride that actually cost them $20.53. The issue was reported by users in multiple countries but Uber was quick to address it.
Uber has a partnership with a startup called Cargo which allows its riders to purchase minor items like snacks or charging cables from consoles inside the vehicle. The two companies are now kicking things up a notch with a more substantial shopping experience that offers items like Apple AirPods and Oculus Go virtual reality headsets. Uber drivers obviously won’t be carrying around all of this gear with them at all […]
Uber Black is the ride-hailing service’s expensive tier. You’re essentially getting a black car-like experience with the tier as compared to Uber X which is the entry-level tier. The company has now launched a new tier called Uber Comfort which will provide riders with additional amenities without charging Uber Black rates.
Uber has been working on micromobility solutions as well with scooters and bikes. The company today announced that it’s now integrating micromobility into its core services. Not only will Uber’s app show bikes and scooters from JUMP but from Lime as well in the main app. This is the first time that Uber has displayed a third-party’s services so prominently in its own app.This is being done on a limited […]
Uber may soon get into the drone delivery business as well. A new report claims that Uber is looking to start food deliveries through drones this summer. The service will initially be available in San Diego. Uber has been talking about the possibility of running a trial here since last year and today’s report suggests that it may be close to doing that.