Dara Khosrowshahi, chief govt officer of Uber Technologies Inc., smiles throughout a Bloomberg Technology tv interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.
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Uber introduced its newest slate of updates Monday forward of what is anticipated to be a busy journey and occasions season.
The options, introduced throughout its Go/Get digital occasion, embody:
- A brand new choice that permits you to e book a bus or passenger van.
- A visit itinerary characteristic to assist e book rides all through an prolonged journey, like a trip, from one place to a different.
- Voice ordering
- An electrical car hub for drivers.
Uber has been working towards changing into a “super app” as a approach to diversify its choices, which might probably assist drive long-term profitability. For instance, the corporate is including trains, buses, planes and automotive leases to its U.Ok. app this summer time.
Here are the important thing choices:
Uber will let customers reserve rides for every a part of their itinerary in a single hub on the app. A person first connects their Gmail account to the app, then Uber pulls out reservation information and organizes flight, resort and restaurant plans into one place for what it calls a “stress-free travel experience.” People who e book with Uber Travel will get 10% again in Uber money for every reserved experience. The characteristic rolls out Monday within the U.S. and within the coming weeks in Canada.
Uber is extending its ride-hailing capabilities by way of a partnership with U.S. Coachways. The firm will let folks e book massive autos like a celebration bus, passenger van or coach bus instantly within the app, with the pricing upfront. The characteristic will launch throughout the U.S. this summer time.
Uber Eats at Stadiums
Uber is rolling out in-venue ordering on Uber Eats and Postmates at sure stadiums throughout the U.S. and France. Users will have the ability to place their orders from concessions at their respective stadiums and skip the road to choose up their order when it is prepared. Uber Eats at Stadiums is obtainable in California at Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium; in New York at Yankee Stadium; in Washington, D.C. at Capital One Arena; in Houston at Minute Maid Park; in San Jose, California, at PayPal Park; and in Rennes, France, at Roazhon Park.
Users can even begin ordering Uber Eats with their Google Assistant by way of a brand new integration. All a buyer has to do is say “OK Google,” and ask to order a meal from a restaurant on Uber Eats. The characteristic has began to roll out globally in English, and Uber will add extra languages within the coming months.
EV Hub and Charging Map
Uber has made a worldwide dedication to turn into a zero-emissions mobility platform by 2040, however it might want to get drivers on board. With that, the corporate introduced a brand new in-app system for drivers in search of extra information on electrical autos. The EV Hub is being billed as “a one-stop shop where they (drivers) can get information and incentives to join the electric revolution, and even compare the cost of ownership of an EV with a non-EV.” Uber can also be including a charging map to the Uber Driver app, which exhibits the place the closest EV chargers are positioned, what the charging speeds are and find out how to get there.
Uber Comfort Electric
Uber is rolling out consolation electrical, which permits customers to experience in a premium EV, reminiscent of a Tesla or Polestar. The characteristic is obtainable Tuesday in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Dubai, and is anticipated to increase to different markets quickly.
Vouchers for Events
Users can now cowl the price of rides for occasion company with vouchers. The individual internet hosting will enter the occasion particulars, the utmost quantity they need to pay and share the generated code with their company. The company will decide their very own pickup and drop-off occasions and their chosen location.