Uber has released an update for UK (which will start in Lisbon first) that promises to challenge one of Google’s most important services, Google Maps.
According to company information, Uber is starting to show some users of the application in Lisbon more information than just the cars of the transportation company.
Uber will challenge Google Maps with public transport information
According to Uber, “real-time information will include options such as train, metro, boats, ferries, trams and buses. This step is part of the company’s strategy to become the mobility application with all options.“
It should be noted that this information does not exactly bring Uber monetary advantages. Since the company only wins if its services are used. Namely the car fleet.
However, it is an important step for the company to provide more information to users in order to become increasingly, as mentioned, a mobility application with all options.
Public transport prices and location in real time
If you are always behind the bus you will like to know that the information in the Uber app will also show you the real-time location of public transport and an estimated price of the trip.
When marking the destination you can, if you want, add various types of transport and follow the route with several options. Pointed out in the press letter you can read “pIn order to have access to this option in the application, just when entering the destination, users choose the public transport option and will see in real time the price estimate and the planning of their trip step by step, along with other options such as Uber X , Uber Green or JUMP bikes“
Uber is getting bigger in UK
According to company data, more than 2.5 million users have downloaded the transport application. The company is already present “in the Metropolitan Areas of Lisbon and Porto, as well as in the Algarve Region, Braga, Guimarães, Coimbra, Aveiro and now Madeira Island. “
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