Uber is set to relaunch its London app, which includes information on public transport. In addition, it also allows users to compare journeys on other services, and also on their private hire car.
Residents from London, starting from Tuesday, will refer to the app and punch in their destinations. In the next step, they will see their ride hail or they can even get ridesharing options. Through this, they will get to understand time duration to their destination. Moreover also the cost of the ride, along with cost comparison and other service providers, including point-to-point directions for taking that same trip in many other public transportation options. Through this launch, Uber strives to become a one-stop shop for all modes of transportation.
This concept of in-app public transportation pricing, directions, schedules was first introduced earlier this year in Denver, Colorado. London is the second city in the world to receive this feature and Uber hopes to eventually roll it out to other cities in the months to come. The app will also share real-time London underground and bus information, along with train, tram, shuttle, riverboat, light rail and commuter rail services across greater London. Although the Uber app users does not allow to purchase tickets for subway and bus fare yet, it plans to come up with the feature in the coming months. Uber with London app, aims to become an end-to-end mapping service provider for travelers in competition to other options such as Google Maps and Citymapper.
Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It offers services including peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system. The company has operations in 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi posted an image of himself using the app on Twitter. The caption read: “All part of our goal to help people replace their car with their phone. More to come!”