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All About Arro Rideshare

 

It is without doubt that Uber is a giant in rideshare. The company provides a plethora of services tailored to suit different budgets and styles. In some cities where Uber launched, the service has met with opposition from local taxi drivers who feel that the ridesharing service enjoys unfair advantages in various markets. Uber apparently did this by introducing dirt cheap rates in these cities to the chagrin of local taxi operators. Arro

This development has met with different forms of protests. In France for example, local taxi drivers took to the streets in an anti-uber protest that quickly escalated into guerrilla warfare. Local taxi drivers in America as well have protested the unfair advantage Uber has over them as Uber drivers don’t have to pay license fees to operate and rides could be requested right from a mobile phone.

 

All About Arro Rideshare

Arro, a ride hailing app is partnering with CMT technologies to give local taxi drivers a fair chance at competing with Uber. Creative Mobile Technologies is a technology company that created the technology and media systems you find in some local taxis in America. Local taxi drivers who have the CMT technology installed in their cabs can be hailed by Arro users.

 

What This Means

Local yellow taxis will now be hailed on the streets as well as via the Arro app. Arro is an online based rideshare service that allows its users hail local taxis on-demand. The company operates in over 5 cities in the U.S including New York, Chicago, Houston, Boston and San Francisco. This is great for those who prefer to ride exclusively with yellow cabs. Now, you can request a cab right from the comfort of your home.

 

Not exactly a novel development

In a bid to assuage irate local taxi drivers in select cities, Uber also designed an API that allows its users request local yellow taxis. Arro has argued that its direct integration with local taxis makes it more convenient for both riders and drivers to request and accept rides respectively.

 

Features of Arro Rideshare

  1. No surge pricing
  2. Easy payments with in-app payment systems
  3. Local taxi drivers are said to be safer than other drivers due to licensing
  4. Hail taxis offline and online and still pay with app
  5. Faster arrival times

 

What we think

Arro still has a long way to go if it has its sights on toppling Uber in the cities it operates in. Not all local taxis are equipped with CMT technology and cabs that don’t have this technology installed can’t be hailed by Arro users. What this means is that there will be less local taxis available to Arro users and slower arrival times for drivers. It is been reported that Arro is in talks to partner with technology giant, Verifone in New York City. If this partnership is successful, there will be more local taxis operating on the Arro platform and then maybe Arro will stand a chance.

 

 

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All you Need To Know About Getaround

 

Car sharing is taking on different forms but all with the aim to reduce traffic congestion on our roads and make transportation as seamless as possible. One major aspect of car share is its impact on the lives of people. Car share is fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and also improving quality of living. Car owners can earn more money on the side by offering their cars up for rideshare or driving these cars by themselves on various rideshare platforms like Uber.

Getaround is a player in the rideshare industry that enables car owners share their under-utilized vehicles with approved members on the Getaround platform. Unlike some other car sharing services that own their cars or just leave their cars in various locations for people to find and use, Getaround lets people list their cars on the platform for members to rent.

 

So how does Getaround work?  Getaround

Getaround operates in over 20 cities in the U.S including San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles and many more. The service launched in 2011 and is based in San Francisco. Founded by Elliot Kroo, Jessica Scorpio and Sam Zaid, the company aims to improve the environment and cities.

 

To be eligible to register on the service, you must:

  • Be at least 19 years old. If driving a Tesla or other “Specialty” vehicle, must be at least 25 years old.
  • Have no major violations or alcohol/drug related incidents in the past three/seven years.
  • Have no more than two violations or accidents combined in the past three years.
  • Drivers under age 21 must have a clean driving record (no violations or accidents in the last three years)
  • Must have been licensed for at least two years.
  • If you have a U.S Drivers license, you will be required to pass an instant driver record check the first time you rent.
  • International drivers must be 25 years and above

 

To use Getaround

  • Download the app or sign up online and register (Please know the app has strict verification procedures and you will be asked to also confirm your identity via Facebook)
  • After registration, you must submit photos of your driver’s license and face before you can start to use the service.
  • Approval takes between 1 – 2 business days. After you are approved to drive, you can start renting on Getaround. Membership is free!

 

For Car Owners:

Your car must meet the following requirements:

  • 2005 or newer with under 125,000 miles
  • Available at least 50% of all weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Available at least 50% of the month
  • Have less than 125,000 miles.
  • Seat no more than 8 passengers, and must be a private passenger vehicle with at least 4 wheels.
  • Your car must pass safety inspection
  • You must have a valid credit card on file.

 

Getaround guarantees car owners earnings of $75 – $200 per month in select cities. To list your car, go to https://www.getaround.com/sharecar to begin. There are no restrictions on how low you can price your car. To be a car owner on Getaround, membership costs $20 per month and cars are rented at an hourly rate.

 

 

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Uber Rent: Uber’s Partnership With Getaround

 

Uber is famous for being a pioneer in rideshare. The rideshare giant still remains a force to reckon with due to its ability to introduce innovative solutions and make strategic partnerships. It is apparent that Uber is intent on revolutionizing the transportation industry. The company  acquired OTTO, the self-driving truck technology company and is also testing its self driving car pickup in Pittsburg.

Now, Uber is introducing a service called Uber Rent that will allow registered users rent listed cars on a car sharing platform called Getaround. Getaround is a player in the rideshare industry that enables car owners share their under-utilized vehicles with approved members on the Getaround platform. Uber Rent

 

More about  Uber Rent

Uber users will be able to rent cars listed Getaround cars right from the Uber app. The service is convenient and easy and users can rent all kinds of vehicles on an hourly or daily basis. The service will launch in San Francisco and hopefully will move to other cities. The cost of rental is free for the first day, and then renters will be charged a flat fee of $5 per day.

 

How to Use Uber Rent

According to Uber Newsroom, here is how you can sign-up and rent a vehicle through the Uber/ Getaround partnership:

 

  • Sign up to drive with Uber here: com/signup/drive/getaround/
  • Once approved, you’ll get an invite code to download the Getaround app
  • Select from different vehicle models and pickup locations for $5 per hour. If it’s your first trip with Getaround and Uber, your first day is free.
  • Pick up your vehicle at the designated parking spot with the Getaround App
  • When you’re done, drop the car back off in its dedicated parking space

 

 

What it means for Uber drivers

This is great news for Uber drivers who don’t own a car. Now, Uber drivers can earn money without the hassles associated with acquiring and maintaining a car. No commitments, no stress. Just find a car, rent and drive. It’s a simple and convenient way to earn money on the go.

 

Conclusion

Uber is making strides in the transportation industry by introducing simpler ways to ride and drive. The rideshare giant also recently purchased an electric bike rental company called Jump bikes. This partnership with Getaround is the recent in the company’s mission to change the face of transportation worldwide.

 

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How To Become A Successful Uber Driver

 

The advent of Uber has precipitated an avalanche of mixed reactions in various industries. The transport industry for instance has witnessed an influx of varying models of rideshare. People have become empowered by signing up as rideshare drivers. In Egypt, it is recorded that the number of driver-partners added to the platform had increased to about 2,000 weekly. Successful Uber drivers are emerging and growing.

If you have a car registered on the Uber platform as a driver, you get to drive on your own schedule and be your own boss. It is safe to say that Uber has empowered people who are interested in partnering with the rideshare giant in various markets. On the other hand, residents can now ride in comfort at affordable rates induced by fair competition between rideshare companies. To become a successful Uber driver is not a given. It takes self-will and working smart.

In this post, we will review some tips to help you become a successful Uber driver.

 

  1. Drive efficiently Successful Uber Driver

This is very important especially in busy markets. It is expected that as an Uber driver, you should have great knowledge of the routes in your city without relying a great deal on maps. Maps are not always accurate and you can spend valuable time trying to navigate out of a way one way street. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions (not from your passenger so you don’t appear inefficient). Also learn to do a quick research of your destination by looking at Google maps or your Waze app. This way you can anticipate what streets to avoid. Learn to use U-Turns rather than driving various blocks to find the right street. Remember time is money and any successful Uber driver should maximize it.

 

  1. Drive carefully but smartly

Speeding through traffic can make you vulnerable to road accidents. Speeding can also make your passenger annoyed and give you low ratings. It’s also important to drive within the speed limit to prevent attracting speeding tickets. To be a successful Uber driver, you have to limit your expenses and paying fines and car repairs will only cut into your earnings.

 

  1. Take advantage of weekdays

I know most Uber drivers believe they make more money during the weekend but this shouldn’t always be the case. Weekdays can be an avenue for earning good money if you know what you are doing. Mornings of weekdays means driving people to work and the evenings for driving passengers from work. Position yourself in locations where people don’t mind riding an Uber to work. In between the morning and evenings, you can also position yourself in busy areas and business districts so you can drive those attending meetings. Just don’t overlook any day.

 

  1. Offer great customer service

When you are polite to your customers, you not only get tips but you just might snag 5 star ratings which are always a good thing.

 

  1. Know when to take a rest

I understand the need to put in long hours so as to earn a lot of money. However, it is important to get adequate rest and also know when to take a break. There is no point tasking yourself till you breakdown. When you are ill, this means you can’t drive or earn money.

 

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Uber in Vienna Resumes Operations

 

After going on a 2 day suspension, Uber has resumed operations in Vienna. The ridehailing firm was issued an injunction on the 26th of April, 2017 to suspend operations until “until it could ensure orders for rides were booked centrally rather than directly with a driver and that cars would have to be sent from company premises and return between rides” Reuters reported.

This was as a result of a law suit between Uber in Vienna and a local taxi firm Taxi 40100, one of the many taxi firms in Europe displeased with Uber’s mode of operation in the city. It is believed that Uber enjoys unfair advantages over other taxi companies and its process of engaging drivers are lax at best. Uber in Vienna

 

Uber’s many challenges in Europe and beyond

This isn’t the first time Uber will be facing sanctions or obstacles in various markets. In France for example, an anti-uber protest against Uber quickly escalated into guerrilla warfare with local taxis as some Uber drivers saw their cabs damaged or even set on fire. In 2016, Lisbon taxi drivers staged protests that resulted in traffic gridlock in the city. Local taxi operators were unhappy that rideshare companies like Uber were exempt from certain transport regulations.

In Austin, the issue of finger-printing drivers prompted Uber to halt its operations in Austin, Texas. Uber argued that requiring drivers to be fingerprinted as part of criminal background checks would hamper their seamless registration process.

 

New Management, New Strategy?

Sanctions and injunctions are not new to Uber. However, Uber in Vienna seemed to surmount this present hurdle in record time as the company resumed operations in the city just after 2 days. It seems Uber’s mode of operation under new CEO; Dara Khosrowshahi is open to dialogue with government and abiding by court regulations. The rideshare giant’s Austrian arm issued a statement saying “It is very important to us to do the right thing. That’s why we’ve worked hard over the last few days to adjust our processes.”

We hope this stance will be adopted not only in Europe but in other Uber markets around the world.

 

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Uber In Cairo Leading in Africa

 

With ridehailing constituting two percent of all rides in Egypt, Uber in cairo is growing in leaps and bounds and is determined to capture all of Cairo. Uber who launched officially in Cairo, Egypt on Feburary 2015 has announced that its expansion in Cairo is to see how it can add its strength towards reviving the country’s dwindling economy. While speaking with a CNN interviewer- David Plouffe, Uber’s Chief Advisor stated clearly that whatever the state of the economy might be, Uber sees it as an opportunity to move the country forward.

Since the launch, Uber in Cairo has thrived despite battling numerous competition like KarTag and Careem,to become the leading market in Africa. The capital city of Cairo, known for its snarling bottlenecks, has become Uber’s fastest-growing city in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in less than a year after the company began service in the country. So how did Uber in Cairo, Egypt beat markets like South Africa? Let’s take a look:

 

Increasing population size in Cairo

With over 20 million people in Cairo, Uber is in high demand. The company is determined to meet the needs of this teeming population by introducing new services like UberBOAT, a seasonal service to convey passengers via the Nile River in the city. Uber currently runs the UberX and the UberSELECT service and is said to be in talks with the government to launch a bus service. Also, most youths will always prefer comfort and luxury if it’s affordable. This has seen Cairo’s teeming youth population embrace Uber’s services to the displeasure of traditional taxi drivers. Uber In Cairo

 

Uber adds about 3,000 new drivers monthly to its service in Cairo

This is an impressive number and a way of growing the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country. About 40 percent of the company’s drivers in Egypt were unemployed before joining the service. It helps people diversify their source of income – making driving with Uber in Egypt a viable option for just about anybody who is of age. In 2017, it was recorded that the number of driver-partners added to the platform had increased to about 2,000 weekly.

 

Cash payments in Cairo

Uber was forced to introduce cash payment options due to the fact that a sizeable amount of the population are unbanked and do not have access to electronic payment cards. With the option to pay for rides using cash, Uber has reached even those without access to credit/debit cards.

 

Conclusion

Despite the protests staged by disgruntled local cab drivers, Uber continues to grow and attract more drivers and passengers. Some local cab drivers have migrated to the Uber platform while others see the rideshare giant as a disruption. Due to fuel subsidy cuts in Egypt, many residents are leaving their cars at home and using other means of transport like Uber for commuting.

With more people embracing the concept of rideshare, Uber in Cairo doesn’t seem like it will be going away anytime soon.

 

 

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Top Uber Competitors in France

 

As the largest app based taxi hailing service in the world, Uber is faced with new competition every day. In France, the rideshare giant has experienced stiff competition from both the government and local taxi drivers. Uber’s service UberPOP was banned by the French government due to the unfair competition it posed to local taxi drivers. The UberPOP service allowed non-professional drivers to drive with Uber, and when they were fined by authorities, Uber stepped in and paid the fines. Also, an anti-uber protest against Uber quickly escalated into guerrilla warfare with local taxis as some French Uber drivers saw their cabs damaged or even set on fire. Uber Competitors in France

There are also a rising number of Uber competitors in France. Uber in France is dealing with competition posed by new entrants into France’s rideshare market. Despite these odds, Uber remains determined to operate in the country. In this post, we will review top Uber competitors in France.

 

Top Uber Competitors in France

 

LeCab

According to the company website, LeCab was created on a simple idea: “give Paris an alternative to taxis and personal cars.” LeCab provides chauffeur services with a fleet of eco-friendly Peugeot 508 sedans. These vehicles are equipped with e-hdi technology that reduce gas consumption by 15% and also restarts 40% faster than other vehicles. LeCab launched in Paris but is now available in over 20 cities in France.

 

Heetch

Launched in 2013, this company operates by using the Uber business model. However, rides are only available between 8pm and 6am. Drivers and riders can negotiate ride fares suggested by the app and arrive at a satisfactory fare. This has made the service very quite popular in Paris.

Heetch is said to record about 50,000 rides a week and counting.

 

Taxify

Taxify is one of many rideshare companies trying to outrival Uber globally. Launched in Estonia in 2013, Taxify has received investments from companies like Didi Chuxing and Apple. As of November 2017, Taxify operates in 20 countries and 30 cities world-wide. Just like Uber, the service operates by connecting riders with the best local drivers at the best prices. In October, 2017, Taxify launched its service in Paris. The company will be taking just 15 percent off each ride fare in a bid to attract new drivers and riders.

 

Le Taxi

This government backed ride-hailing service allows users request local taxis via an app. Using geolocation technology, the app pools the whereabouts of all French taxis into a database giving riders the platform for electronic ride-hailing. The app was developed by the French government to give local cab drivers a chance to compete fairly in the rideshare space.

 

Chauffeur privé

This is Uber’s fiercest rival in France at the moment. The company was founded in 2011 and is wholly indigenous. Riders can book rides up to 30 minutes ahead, win loyalty rewards and ride fares are fixed with no surge rates or suggested prices. The app currently boasts over 1.5million people on the platform with over 18,000 drivers operating in Paris, Lyon, and Côte d’Azur. In a recent development, Mercedes Benz maker Daimler acquired Chauffeur privé by buying a majority stake in the company. With this new investment, Chauffeur privé hopes to be the leading rideshare service in France.

 

 

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What You Need To Know About Micab

 

The rideshare industry is growing with new entrants vying for a fair chance to compete and offer its services in different cities around the world. As a frontier in rideshare, Uber has faced competition in various markets with new and existing rideshare companies hoping to topple the rideshare giant. Now, a Philippines start-up called Micab is using the Uber business model to provide rides using taxi companies.

 

What is Micab?

Micab was founded in 2012 by Eddie Ybañez and Kenneth Baylosis. The company launched in the province of Cebu in the Philippines to provide taxi hailing service to riders. With over 1,000 cabs operating on the platform, the service connects taxi drivers to riders in a seamless manner. Now, Micab boasts over 4,000 taxis on its platform servicing Metro Iloilo and Metro Cebu with plans to expand into other cities. New and existing taxi fleet companies now have a platform to reach the thousands of riders that use Micab.

Even though Micab is offering an online-based taxi hailing service, users can request rides even when they are not connected to the internet. The service allows users request cabs via SMS as well. With the goal of making the service affordable for its users, Micab has eliminated booking fees and surge rates from its service. The company makes money by advertising brands on the platform.

 

How Does It Work?

  • Download the app on Itunes and Google play micab
  • Register on the platform
  • Enter your pickup point and destination using the GPS tracker
  • Press “Get micab”
  • After the ride, you can rate the driver as you wish

 

Features of the Micab App

  • Track your driver’s ETA using the apps GPS tracker
  • Chat or call your driver in-app for free
  • Request a ride without internet (SMS rates apply)
  • View your ride log history in-app

 

Conclusion

Micab announced its partnership with the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association (PNTOA) and the Association of Taxi Operators in Metro Manila (ATOMM). This partnership will give Micab access to 20,000 taxis, half of which will be deployed by 2018. The service hopes to serve the rest of Southeast Asia in the future.

 

 

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How To Become an Uber Driver in Vienna

 

Do you want to become an Uber driver in Vienna? This post is for you. Driving with Uber is one way to earn additional income.  It affords flexible hours and a chance to make good money on your own schedule. Follow the steps below and you will be well on your way to become an Uber driver in Vienna, Austria.

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in Vienna, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To join Uber as a driver in Vienna, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfill the steps listed below:

 

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers must provide a valid driver’s license
  • You (driver) must be the holder of the above, or at least a listed driver
  • Must have 3 years of driving experience
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use).
  • No taxis, government cars or other cars with badges are allowed.

 

Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup pageBecome an Uber Driver in Vienna

 

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

Uber will typically take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically, they will take the documents provided by the intending drivers in Step 1, and do the following.

  • A Comprehensive Criminal Background Check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring Uber driver in Vienna, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Vienna without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some onboarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide on which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose. Your vehicle must be from the year 2002 or newer to become an Uber driver in Vienna.

 

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. For Uber drivers in Vienna, the services available are the non-commercial UberX, and the commercial UberBLACK and UberVan.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with.

UberBLACK is the most expensive and classiest service with black high-end vehicles. This Uber service uses professional drivers who have ratings from 4.75 and above. The UberVAN service also uses professional drivers with high end black vans and SUVs that can accommodate over 4 passengers at the same time.

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in Vienna. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

Become an Uber Driver in Vienna

 

Nice to Know

If you want to become an Uber driver in Vienna, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.

 

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That’s all you need to know to become an Uber driver in Vienna.

 

 

 

 

 

Uber Daimler Partnership For Self Driving Cars

 

The advent of ridesharing has caused a disruption in the transport sector with more people embracing the concept of online based ride hailing services and car pooling. More people are leaving their cars at home and hitching a ride with Uber or other ridshare apps. This has left auto makers scrambling to fit in with this new development. By making strategic partnerships with ride-hailing companies and investing in rideshare start-ups, auto makers are joining the movement aimed at decongesting roads. Now, Uber and Daimler, the makers of Mercedes Benz have come to an agreement. This Uber Daimler partnership will see Daimler operating their brand of self-driving cars on Uber’s platform.

According to Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick, this kind of partnerships aimed at introducing self-driving cars is to “further our mission of bringing reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere. They will also help to reduce traffic accidents, which today kill many people a year; free up the huge amount of space currently used to park the world’s billion-plus cars; and cut congestion, which is choking our cities.” Uber Daimler

 

What this means for Uber

By partnering with companies like Hyundai and Daimler, Uber will not be tasked with building self driving cars from the scratch. These auto companies make the cars and debut them on the Uber platform. Uber already has the network needed to push these cars out and use them to offer rides to people. “We can combine Uber’s global ridesharing network with the world-class vehicles of companies like Daimler, so that Uber riders can have a great experience getting around their cities” said Kalanick

 

What this means for Automakers

By making strategic partnerships with rideshare companies, auto makers like Daimler can get their cars out there quicker. Although Daimler and Uber may not agree on a lot of things, taking advantage of huge platforms like the one Uber is offering is a smart move. People have the luxury of experiencing these cars without actually going to buy one out-rightly. It is also a great sales tactic as well. If people enjoy the rides, they can be persuaded to go out and buy these cars.

 

Conclusion

These partnerships between rideshare companies and automakers seem to be benefiting all the parties involved. We have seen Lyft and General Motors testing self-driving technology; Uber is working with Hyundai and  also acquired OTTO – the self-driving truck company. This Uber Daimler partnership is the latest in a flurry of investments by automakers in rideshare startups that seem to be aimed at convincing consumers to do without owning own cars and embrace rideshare.

 

 

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