Uber CEO Says Self-Driving Cars Are 'Student Drivers'

Alan Olson
April 13, 2018

A man examines a vehicle at an Uber recruitment event in March 2016 in Los Angeles.

Uber is also upgrading its driver screening process. In January, Uber launched a pilot to allow users to book rides on Jump's bikes in San Francisco in its app.

But in heralding the company's partnership with the city, Khosrowshahi also used the opportunity to subtly criticise Bowser's proposal to tax ride-hail companies, including Uber, to raise money for the city's share of the Metro funding package.

Jahan Khanna, head of product, mobility at Uber, said: "Having a greater variety of transportation modes at your fingertips helps make it increasingly easy to live without a auto".

Uber Plans Public Transit and Car Rental App Options On Wednesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the companys partnership with Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing startup.

"Our mission has always been to make it quicker and easier to get around cities using a range of transit options and in Uber, we've found a flawless partner to help us further that mission", said Masabi CEO Brian Zanghi.

Earlier this week, Uber acquired dockless bike-sharing company Jump. Together, they announced that the company would open a new service center for Uber drivers in an often-overlooked part of the city across the Anacostia River from the U.S. Capitol.

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"Autonomy is part of the solution and long term it will be an important part of getting rid of vehicle ownership", he said.

"We were not flawless", Khosrowshahi said in an interview on Today.

"That's going to include bikes, and that's going to include buses and subways and we want to be a part of the solution", he said, adding that Uber is sharing more data with cities to help them manage congestion. Joyce said the company was excited to "help even more urban planners tackle the increasing challenges that they're seeing every day through this system". Uber said that it is committed to providing further links to public transit.

He said Uber considered autonomous vehicles "part of the solution" and in the long-term key to eliminating individual auto ownership.

Moreover, if you are a solo woman passenger who is traveling in app-based taxis, the Uber app allows you quick access to HIMMAT which is a women safety mobile app introduced by Delhi Police.

"Uber riders will not only be able to see transit routes, see transit information, but you'll also be able to use the Uber app as a ticket onto these transit agencies themselves". "Cars are shared by people throughout the city and equipped with Getaround's technology for instant access".

The Federal Trade Commission will expand its oversight of Uber following the disclosure of its improper withholding of a 2016 security breach that exposed sensitive data for more than 25 million users. Getaround is now available in cities like Seattle, DC, Portland, San Francisco and Oakland.

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