以更少的车服务更多的人——Uber 在华首发“优步同行” Moving More People with Fewer Cars
Today, we’re excited to announce an entirely new product for drivers — uberCOMMUTE — which will launch with a beta pilot in Chengdu, China, our most popular city in the world. It is specially designed for drivers who commute longer distances and want to share the cost of the trip.
Drivers sign into the app and tell Uber where they are going. We then show them requests from riders who are traveling in the same direction as well as the payment they will receive for the trip. The driver can then decide whether to accept the request or not. For riders, it’s Uber as usual. They simply select People’s Uber+ (our Chinese uberPOOL service), input their destination and then our systems match them with a driver going the same way.
We’ve chosen China to pilot uberCOMMUTE — the first time we’ve launched a new product outside the United States — because of the tremendous appetite amongst Chinese drivers and riders for creative new ways to get from A to B affordably and reliably. Over time we hope to roll this type of commute product out to other cities around the world.
Uber started out to solve a simple need: the need to get a ride. We have since seen a way to help with one of the biggest challenges our cities face: congestion. By making it easy and affordable for people to share rides, we can create affordable, efficient alternatives to individual car ownership.
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