As of this week, when Uber clients in San Diego and Atlanta open their Uber application, they will see Lime scooters as well as Jump scooters and bikes in the main map. As per media, Uber aims to include scooter and bike accessibility to its app in more regions, but it is not clear when the feature will appear or in which cities.
In an interview to the media, Head of New Mobility Platform at Uber Billy Guernier said: “We are placing new mobility center and front in the Uber app. Beginning in San Diego and Atlanta riders opening Uber’s app will now see the close by JUMP scooters and bikes along with Lime scooters on the home rides display, making it simpler than before for them to select a new option for mobility. The more transportation modes users have at their phone, the simpler it becomes to get around without having a vehicle.”
Uber brought Jump just more than year back, and previously this month, it declared updates to its Jump bicycles and scooters. So it is not too shocking that the firm has made a decision to promote the fleet in its main application. It is notable, although, that Uber will associate with its rival Lime, and pics offered by the firm show Lime scooters with Uber names. Speculations once circulated that Uber needed to purchase Lime. This association may make some wonder if those discussions are still on.
On a similar note, Uber has launched its 2nd-generation electric scooters by Jump, which will sport improved brakes and bigger wheels. The rideshare behemoth touted its new scooter during 3rd-yearly Elevate event, along with a new consumer swappable battery system for its electric scooters. The e-scooter sports a completely new braking system, removing out the old thumb brake that halts both wheels.