United Kingdom | Uber will provide to ebook rides on its app

(LONDON) Chauffeur-driven car (VTC) reserving and meal supply platform introduced on Wednesday that it’s going to launch a characteristic this summer season within the UK that enables customers to ebook rides instantly in its app.

A spokesperson for the group, which already launched multimedia flight capabilities on its British app final 12 months, stated the UK could be the primary to check the characteristic.

“Uber already facilitates the primary and final leg of many worldwide journeys,” the corporate stated in an announcement. This new choice ‘will allow a real door-to-door expertise […]All phases of the journey might be managed from the corporate’s platform.

Air journey bookings will be a part of a variety of modes of transport out there on the app throughout the Channel: boats on the River Thames, bus excursions or perhaps a Eurostar to take the Channel Tunnel.

Uber stated the brand new characteristic shall be powered by on-line journey agent Hopper.

The Californian firm in early Could reported better-than-expected first-quarter outcomes and forecasts, pushed by a 40% enhance in demand for chauffeur-drive rides.