UBER

UBER Technologies Inc is also known as Uber is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cab, food delivery, uber works motor bikes, bicycle-sharing, and transportation network company (TNC) headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States and expanded to a network of more than 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed through websites and mobile apps.

As of April 2016, Uber was valued at  650 crores (US$6.5 billion)

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Founder

UBER was founded on March 2009, in San Francisco, Califonia, United States, and the founder Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp.

Travis Cordell Kalanick is an American billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder of Scour, a peer to peer file sharing application, Red Swoosh, and Uber works, a transportation network company.

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Travis Cordell Kalanick

Garrett Camp is a Canadian businessman and investor. He co-founded StumbleUpon, a web-discovery platform, and co-founded Uber, a transportation network company in 2009.

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Current CEO

Dara Khosrowshahi is an American businessman and the chief executive officer of Uber. Dara Khosrowshahi was previously CEO of Expedia Group, a company that owns several travel fare aggregators. He is also a member of the board of directors of BET.com, Hotels.com, and The New York Times Company.

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Awards

In 2013, USA Today tech Company of the year is UBER

Drivers using the app while driving

When a customer gets a pick-up request, a driver is notified on the Uber driver mobile app and is provided the customer’s location. The driver has almost 15 seconds to tap the phone to accept the request. An Uber driver reported that drivers can be temporarily suspended for ignoring these request.

Uber Expand business in India

As of 2017, The expanded to a network of more than 10,00,000+ Vehicles across 169+ Cities, In November 2014, Uber into expanded The business in multiple Cities like Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata starting in December 2014.

Now, they operates across 25 Cities in India. These Includes  such as Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kota, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Noida, Pondicherry, Pune, Ranchi, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tirupati, Tirupur, Trichy, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Vizag, and Warangal.

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Services of Uber

Uber works as offers various levels of services, ranging from economic to luxury travel. Uber uses a dynamic pricing model; prices vary based on extended time and distance as well as the time.  At the end of the ride, payment is made based on the rider’s pre-selected choices, and the services accept, both cash and cashless payment like as Google Pay, Apple Pay, cash, or, in India, Paytm or Unified Payments Interface.

Uber Eats

In August 2014, Uber launched UberEATS, a food ordering and delivering service company.

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Levels of service

Rider service levels, available in certain cities, include:

  • UberAUTO, available in India and Pakistan, provides transportation by auto rickshaw.
  • UberBLACK provides a black luxury vehicle
  • UberFLASH, available in Singapore, is a service that combines both private cars and ComfortDelGro
  • UberGO, available in India, provides for a ride in a cabs.
  • UberMOTO, available in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the provides transportation by motorcycle.
  • UberSUV provides a sports utility vehicle
  • UberXL provides a ride in a large vehicle that can seat up to 6 passengers
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Navigation technology

Uber has a global partnership with TomTom GPS service to provide maps and traffic data for the Uber driver app. Uber also maps cities to know the best pick-up and drop-off points.