Uber CEO: We're cooperating with Feds on self-driving vehicle crash probe

Uber CEO: We're cooperating with Feds on self-driving vehicle crash probe

Uber CEO: We're cooperating with Feds on self-driving vehicle crash probe

"At Uber, we want to bring together multiple modes of transportation right in our app so we can give riders a viable alternative to personal auto ownership", said Jahan Khanna, Head of Product, Mobility at Uber.

The deal comes as Uber expands beyond its flagship on-demand rides and into other modes of local transportation.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he still believes self-driving cars are a "very important part of the solution of getting rid of auto ownership". One is an expansion of Uber Bike by Jump into Washington, DC, which is a bike rental program the company was first piloted in San Francisco earlier this year.

A 23-year-old California man is suing Uber after losing both of his legs in a traffic accident that allegedly happened while he helping one of their drivers push his stalled vehicle off a highway. Its ride-hailing service is now in 73 countries worldwide and in 600 cities in the US.

Uber attested to Jump's utility in its blog post Wednesday, saying the bikes offer a "convenient and environmentally friendly ride that's often faster, especially in dense cities where space is limited and roads can be congested". Unlike traditional dockless bikes that can be left on available sidewalks, Jump pedal-assist bikes must be affixed to bike racks using integrated U-locks. Especially with exclusion zones for ICE cars starting to spread around many European capitals and major cities, it doesn't take a marketing PhD to spot lucrative opportunities.


Another partnership is with on-demand vehicle rental service Getaround.

Beyond the Jump integration, Uber also announced Wednesday it will partner with car-sharing app Getaround to offer auto rentals for riders and drivers within the app. You'll be able to get an Uber. There are indications that bike locations will appear on Uber's app. "Now you can take a bike to rent your vehicle and go buy groceries".

Today, Getaround, announced the upcoming launch of Uber Rent powered by Getaround, a carsharing option within the Uber App.

In addition to today's rental auto deal with Getaround, Uber announced a partnership with London-based Masabi, a mobile ticketing company that Uber said will help customers book and use public transit tickets directly within the Uber app.

The new Uber driver app will be available for driver partners in Kochi and courier partners in Chennai in India before being rolled out to other cities in a phased manner.

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