United Kingdom | Uber will provide to e-book 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 permits customers to e-book rides instantly in its app.

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

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

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

Uber mentioned 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% improve in demand for chauffeur-drive rides.