Online cab aggregator, Uber, announces the launch of its two-wheeler sharing service, uberMOTO. The announcement was made by the CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, and services will begin in January 2017.
The Founder and CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick announced the new service from the online taxi operator. The two-wheeler service will operate on the same app-based platform as the cabs.
Apart from the announcement, Uber and the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited now have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help improve the reach of the metro, using the uberMOTO service.
Uber's CEO, Kalanick said, "I am excited to be in Hyderabad for the launch of uberMOTO. It's a quick, easy and affordable way to get around the city. And it's great to be working with a progressive, forward thinking government like Telangana on smart mobility solutions which can help reduce congestion in urban areas."
The uberMOTO service will provide commuters a motorcycle ride at the push of a button, through the Uber smartphone app. Similar to the cab services, the customer will receive the driver, rider in this case, and motorcycle details on the phone.
Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Industries Minister, Rama Rao said, "We recently achieved the top spot in ease of doing business in India which is a testament to our strong belief in making Telangana a start-up leader in India."
"Uber has added another feather in our partnership today by launching uberMOTO to help solve the transportation and congestion problems for people in Hyderabad."
The two-wheeler service by uberMOTO will include safety features such as GPS, two-way feedback, and the ability to share trip details with family and friends. The uberMOTO service will begin services in Hyderabad from January 2017.