More Moves Made! Uber Acquires The Bike-Sharing Service Jump

With bikes transit Uber unveils new vision of urban transport

The deal comes as Uber expands beyond its flagship on-demand rides and into other modes of local transportation. Uber Bike by Jump, as it is known, is now test in San Francisco allowing users to hire dockless electric bikes directly from the Uber app.

'Having a greater variety of transportation modes at your fingertips helps make it increasingly easy to live without a vehicle, ' said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in a blog post. 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.

That's why we're today launching Uber Movement in Toronto - a free tool which uses Uber's anonymised data from millions of trips to help urban planners make decisions about their city. Its ride-hailing service is now in 73 countries worldwide and in 600 cities in the US.

The announcement closely follows the firm's announcement on Monday that it had agreed to buy dockless bike-share startup JUMP. The new Uber app for drivers was tested with 100 driver partners of Uber from Bangalore for the global beta launch before the launch of the stable revamped version. Upon completion, users can then lock the bike to any public rack in the designated zone shown on the app's map.

"In the same way you can rent a bike through Uber, you'll now be able to rent a auto through Uber as well", said Jahan Khanna, Uber's head of product for mobility.

Rahul Gandhi says Amit Shah's animal remark 'disrespectful statement', attacks Modi government
Speaking on combating corruption, the leader said that Congress when back in power will insist on a one-layer (GST). "We will manage it", Gandhi said when asked how the Congress will deal with differences in the Opposition.

Getaround's vehicle offerings will appear in a side menu in the Uber app. Users will be able to find and unlock an available auto from their phones using wireless technology.

And Uber is now testing rental cars through peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround in San Francisco. "Now you can take a bike to rent your vehicle and go buy groceries".

"Our mission is to empower people to carshare everywhere, and we're making that possible by providing more people with access to carsharing through the apps they already use", said Sam Zaid, Getaround Founder and CEO. "It is somewhat compelling to be able to get all your transportation through one platform".

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the changes in a blog post Wednesday titled "Moving Forward Together with Cities". It is also partnering with Masabi, a public transit ticketing company, so that commuters can book rides on buses and trains using the Uber app.

Related News:

  • Rick Scott: I'm taking on Bill Nelson for Senate

    Rick Scott: I'm taking on Bill Nelson for Senate

    The company was ultimately fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud - the largest fine of its kind at the time . He also changed his hard-line positions on immigration.
    Border states pledge 1600 troops for Trump's border fight

    Border states pledge 1600 troops for Trump's border fight

    Trump said last week that he would be sending up to 4,000 troops to the southern border until his proposed border wall was built. But the state's National guard did not return phone and email messages Monday seeking comment on how many have arrived.
    Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton braced for hard race - and close season

    Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton braced for hard race - and close season

    The team subsequently tweeted that he had been transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Bottas did close to within a second on Vettel at the death but did not have quite enough to pass.
  • Nigerians Want Me To Be President Beyond 2019

    Nigerians Want Me To Be President Beyond 2019

    It has never happened but under Buhari N-Power it happened", he said. The chapter made the promise in a statement by its Spokesman, Mr.
    'Momentum is on our side,' Oklahoma teachers union leader declares

    'Momentum is on our side,' Oklahoma teachers union leader declares

    The new tax and revenue that has been approved by lawmakers translates into an average teacher pay raise of about $6,100. Arizona and Kentucky teachers have voiced their frustrations regarding teachers' salary and education underfunding.
    Silver for England in men's time trial

    Silver for England in men's time trial

    Men's team also didn't stay too far behind as they beat Nigeria in the final to present India its ninth gold in the Games. The paddler felt the youngsters in the team rose to the occasion to help the country register this memorable feat.
  • Real Madrid vs. Juventus 2018 live stream

    In the other quarterfinal second leg of the day, Bayern Munich will play at home against Sevilla . The good news is the Old Lady still has a league title to worry about.
    Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona La Liga record 'also belongs to Luis Enrique'

    Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona La Liga record 'also belongs to Luis Enrique'

    But the hosts moved in front in the 27th minute through a trademark Messi free-kick. La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi struck a hat-trick for the runaway leaders.
    Apple's Entire Business Is Now Being Powered With Clean Energy

    Apple's Entire Business Is Now Being Powered With Clean Energy

    It is noteworthy to mention, the company's new Cupertino "spaceship" campus is completely powered by renewable energy. It also gives clean energy back to the public grid during periods of low occupancy.
  • Trillion-dollar deficits come roaring back under Trump

    Trillion-dollar deficits come roaring back under Trump

    The report does say the USA gross domestic product is likely to grow faster than previously thought this year. The CBO said the tax cuts and the additional spending will boost consumer demand, supercharging the economy.
    The President Claims Amazon Costs The USPS A Fortune - Is That True?

    The President Claims Amazon Costs The USPS A Fortune - Is That True?

    Also, the current price to earnings for Amazon .com, Inc.is 308.19 and the forward price to earnings is 91.67. ARGI Investment Services LLC increased its position in shares of Amazon .com by 7.9% in the second quarter.

    Griezmann Aims to Settle Atletico Madrid Future Before World Cup

    Marcelo came closer to the opener four minutes from half-time, dancing inside Vitolo to thud a 20-yard strike against the crossbar.


Most liked

Sensex down 38 points, Nifty below 10400 in late morning deals
It can be concluded that the domestic markets in the morning opened on a positive note but it was dragged down by global factors. In Europe, France's Paris CAC was up 0.66 per cent, while Frankfurt's DAX gained 1 per cent in their early deals.

Kroger to hire 11000 employees across store divisions
Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 290,353 shares of the company's stock, valued at $8,031,163.98. The firm has "Hold" rating by Pivotal Research given on Friday, December 2. (NYSE:KR) has "Buy" rating given by Wells Fargo.

Latin America unfazed by Trump bypassing summit
The White House announced on Tuesday that Donald Trump will not travel to South America this week as planned. Vice-president Mike Pence will make the trip in his stead.

France, Saudi Arabia agree on need to curb 'Iranian expansionism,' Macron says
Saudi officials project strong relations between Prince Mohammed and Macron, both young leaders undertaking challenging reforms to transform their countries.

Bill Cosby's attorney gives fiery opening statement in trial
The jury that time was not permitted to hear about the settlement, nor was Jackson allowed to take the stand. She says Cosby gave her a drink and forced her to perform oral sex as she faded in and out of consciousness.

No Survivors After Small Plane Crash on Arizona Golf Course
Police said no one on the ground was injured in the crash near Bell Road and 82nd Street, just north of Scottsdale Airport. Algeria's Ennahar television claimed that more than 100 people were on the airplane, citing unnamed sources.

Japanese becomes world's oldest living man
The country has been home to several oldest title holders, including Jiroemon Kimura , who died in June 2013 at the age of 116. Erika Ogawa, VP Japan for Guinness World Records presented the award to Nonaka at his home in Hokkaido on Tuesday.

Weightlifter forced to abandon medal hopes after HORROR injury caught on camera
It was a sad end to the competition for her and a convenient one for all those people who have been watching with incredulity. She was proud to have made history.

Cavaliers-76ers, 1st Ld-Writethru,911
Simmons finished the first half with 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. "They've been playing some good ball". The Cavaliers were playing back-to-back having beaten the Washington Wizards in Cleveland 119-115 Thursday.

Tensions spiral in Syria as Israel blamed for deadly strike
It was less than a week ago that Trump announced during a rally in OH that he planned to get US troops out of Syria "very soon". The AP and other worldwide news organizations reported SANA said the country's air defenses had shot down eight missiles.

Facebook shares rise as Zuckerberg soothes investors
No notifications were sent to those who had messages deleted, nor was there any disclosure that such a thing was even possible. As alpha geek Dave Troy points out, you can target an individual for an ad on Facebook if you know their user ID number.

BJP MPs to fast to protest impasse in Parliament: PM
The BJP leaders were holding placards saying " Congress Stop Hypocrisy, Save Democracy". He said Dalits were being pulled out of their homes and beaten up.

Footage emerges from inside Manchester City bus as Liverpool fans throw missiles
Madrid, 1-0 ahead from the first leg, won the return match 4-0 in one of the most humiliating nights of Guardiola's career. Sanchez's cross was chested down powerfully by Ander Herrera into the path of Pogba who tapped into the net.

YouTube shooter's dad speaks publicly for the first time
She and others hid in a conference room for an hour while another employee repeatedly called 911 for updates. The license plate on a vehicle towed from YouTube's campus Tuesday is reportedly registered to Aghdam .

Catalonia's defiant ex-leader freed on bail from German jail
Prosecutors now have to decide whether to file a formal request for the court to rule on whether Puigdemont can be extradited. In Spain , Puigdemont is wanted on charges of rebellion and embezzlement, facing up to 30 years in prison.