Uber Going Multi-Modal and More
"Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in Washington, DC today to make a wide-ranging announcement on Uber’s plans to integrate a variety of new transportation options to its app, including bikes, car-sharing vehicles, and public transportation like buses and trains," reports Andrew J Hawkins.
"Uber will also share more of its data on traffic patterns and curbside usage with cities in an effort to become 'true partners to cities for the long term,'" according to Hawkins.
Hawkins calls the new ventures "a bold expansion into new modes of transportation."
A separate article by Laura J. Bliss on the same subject describes the change of business strategy as a pivot to "on-demand everything" or an "'everything company' for transportation." The article by Bliss includes a lot of detail about Uber's recent moves as well as a description of what this all means for the Uber business model and user experience.
Another article by Megan Rose Dickey provides an additional overview of Uber's new mobility plans.
For those keeping track at home:
To recap, Uber is partnering with:
Jump on bike sharing
Masabi on public transit
Getaround on car sharing
Shared Streets on curbside data
Also expanding Uber Movement, which collates traffic data, to 12 new cities.
— Chris Teale (@chris_teale) April 11, 2018
Additionally, an article by Courtney Linder focuses on the expansion of Uber Movement, the company's data sharing app, and another article by Alison Griswold focuses on Uber's partnership with Getaround, which will enable the new Uber Rent platform. Uber Rent "will make cars from Getaround’s network available to users of the Uber app," according to Griswold.