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Uber unveils urban transport vision with bikes, transit

Derrick Tucker | 13 April, 2018, 01:33

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(Reuters) - A USA judge in Philadelphia has ruled that limousine drivers for Uber Technologies are independent contractors and not the company's employees under federal law, the first ruling of its kind on a crucial issue for the ride-hailing company.

Uber said on 11 April it plans to add mass transit, bike-sharing and other options to its mobile app, as it unveiled a vision for urban transport that goes well beyond its core ridesharing offer.

Therefore, it seems that Uber is hot and happening, bouncing back from debates to the mainstream productive scenarios on the transportation industry.

Uber is looking to be virtually a one-stop transportation shopping app, saying on Wednesday it will add new services, including car-sharing and train tickets. Now the program is being expanded to Washington, D.C.

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The organization said it anticipates expanding its auto or truck leasing program outside san francisco bay area, according Jahan Khanna, head of merchandise for mobility at Uber.

Uber is also expanding Uber Bike by JUMP to Washington, DC, following its rollout in San Francisco earlier this year, and new efforts to promote vehicle sharing. Present in over 40 communities in Canada, Uber has revolutionized transportation and offers more than 50,000 Canadian driver-partners a new way to earn income in their spare time by offering an affordable transportation alternative to hundreds of thousands of riders across the country. The launch of Driver app is a step taken as long term strategy. Just after the ride ends, two-way feedback is another way in order to pre-empt as well as resolve potential issues.

Working with the car-sharing company Getaround, it is expected to start later this month in San Francisco.

Web Desk: Renowned online cab booking service Uber has unveiled a latest app for its drivers on Tuesday. Following reports in 2014 that Uber employees used an administrative tool internally dubbed God-view to monitor active Uber cars and customers-and sometimes observed specific users' locations for amusement-Uber promised to use a newly created system to monitor and restrict employee access to such information.

Khosrowshahi wouldn't say when the company might resume testing or what might have gone wrong; he said the company was cooperating with federal investigators and dealing "very seriously" with the incident. Uber said that it is committed to providing further links to public transit. This lets Uber users buy and use transit tickets via the app. Getaround now operates in a handful of large cities, including Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston and Portland.

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