Uber tries to extend reach, DC users can now rent bikes

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Uber Rent will allow users to rent nearby cars from established auto sharing service Getaround right from the Uber app, the companies announced today in a press release. As it looks toward an initial public offering in 2019, it appears to have settled on a new strategy: killing the personal auto, and owning every part of the urban transportation ecosystem.

With the new features, Uber hopes it can address many issues plaguing commuters in cities.

'That's why we want to provide alternatives to personal vehicle ownership by bringing together multiple modes of transportation right in our app, ' he added. One is an expansion of Uber Bike by Jump into Washington, DC, which is a bike rental program the company was first piloted in San Francisco earlier this year.

Uber said it's partnering with peer-to-peer auto sharing service Getaround for the program. Especially with exclusion zones for ICE cars starting to spread around many European capitals and major cities, it doesn't take a marketing PhD to spot lucrative opportunities. Cars can be rented by the hour, or the day, with insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance included.

Prices are determined based on how long you want to rent the auto for.

Starting today, Uber users in Washington will be able to book dockless Jump bikes directly through the app.

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Didi said it would start off with a vehicle service, but according to Reuters, it is also considering allowing users to hire motorcycles and bikes. Today the word comes down that Uber has acquired the electric bike-sharing service, Jump.

Jump Bikes initially set itself up in 2010 by selling electric bicycles to cities, and eventually became a rental service in its own right in 2013, with its own custom-designed two-wheeler EVs.

Because they are dockless, they can be left at any public bike rack, eliminating a lot of the infrastructure cost other bike-share companies incur, and their location is tracked via Global Positioning System.

The good folks over at Uber are looking to expand the ways we move around our area. Khosrowshahi said the company is launching a product called Uber Rent later this month, in which people can use their Uber app to rent Getaround's cars.

The option is now available in the menu that users can open on the left side of the app. One of the coolest things about this entire story is that Uber is offering a flat rate to their customers, set this year for $2 a ride, estimated to be shorter than 30 minutes.

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