Uber is validating Car-pooling and may open new era in cab service


Uber is validating Car-pooling and may open new era in cab service
UberPool will launch soon in beta in select cities in India, starting with Bangalore, to gain insights from commuter adoption and usage. The service is currently present in San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Austin and Paris and assists commuters to get around their cities, reducing the number of cars on the road, congestion in cities and parking challenge.

Following the recent car-pooling initiative by the Bangalore Traffic Police to increase the utilization of cars on the road, Uber's carpooling service will make an attempt to make fewer cars on roads a reality. Bhavik Rathod, GM Bangalore, Uber said, "India is a top global priority for Uber along with China and UberPool. Today, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be bringing UberPool to India very soon."

Launching soon in Bangalore, with uberPool, you will be able to share a ride—and split the cost—with another person who happens to be requesting a ride along a similar route in your city. When we find a match, we notify you of your co-rider’s first name. The beauty, though, is that you still get Uber’s signature on-demand convenience and reliability at the tap of a button.

UberPOOL Benefits to people
Uber is validating Car-pooling and may open new era in cab service
With UberPOOL we’ll aim to achieve our shared vision to make Bangalore a city of the future – one that looks a whole lot greener, cleaner, and more efficient thanks to fewer cars and more shared rides. Reducing the number of cars on the roads is beneficial not only to the environment, but also helps reduce traffic and congestion currently faced by commuters in our city.
Uber is validating Car-pooling and may open new era in cab service

How uberPOOL works?

REQUEST uberPOOL
Enter your destination in the app.

GET MATCHED UP
During your trip, you can be matched with another rider traveling along a similar route.

SHARE AND SPLIT
Riding solo? Travel with a co-rider and save. Two or more people? Request a different Uber option please.

BE ON TIME
The first rider may already be in the car, so be ready to hop in when your Uber arrives. You’ll be dropped off in the most efficient order. Enjoy the ride!

“India is a top global priority for Uber along with China and UberPOOL… Our vision for UberPOOL means helping solve some of the toughest problems cities are facing today, whether it’s congestion, pollution, or lack of access to transportation,” said Bhavik Rathod, GM Bangalore, Uber. Progressively, Uber will launch the car-pooling service in other Indian cities.

"Riders can save up to 50%, while adding only a few minutes of time per trip. With the lower prices, people can move past car ownership, as taking Uber becomes less expensive than using and maintaining a personal vehicle. And that impact on congestion can be powerful," Uber said.

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