When shared with local governments, our tools and technology can also help cities become safer, more efficient, and more beautiful.
Partnering with transit systems
Strengthening public transit
Helping to find a solution to first- and last-mile challenges extends the reach of public transit systems.
Filling gaps in transit
Riders can request a ride between 10pm and 4am, when public transit may run less frequently or is unavailable.
Caring for the climate
Innovative new products and features make it even easier for riders to share their journeys together. We’re collaborating with experts in the hybrid and electric vehicle field to understand how technology can help reduce carbon emissions.
Clean air in the UK
Our goal for London is a big one: 100% hybrid or battery-electric cars for UberX. An extra fee of 15 pence per mile on every trip in London will go toward helping drivers update their vehicles.
Electric vehicle adoption
EV Champions Initiative, our pilot program for drivers to complete at least 5 million electric vehicle (EV) rides in 2019, is currently in 7 cities. Riders in Austin, Los Angeles, Montreal, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle will be presented with EV notifications in the app when they are matched with an electric vehicle and may also receive materials during their rides about electric vehicles.
Fewer parking lots, happier cities
Ridesharing and easier access to public transit can reduce the need for parking lots.
The average car remains parked 95% of the time. Pivoting from private car ownership to multimodal transportation could reduce parking lots and free up much needed space.
Fortune, March 2016
Planning curbs of the future
A better understanding of how curbs are used can help cities around the world prepare for a future where more and more of us are accessing transportation through a combination of shared modes, rather than relying on our own vehicles.