Uber is excited to announce the availability of People’s Uber, its non-profit ridesharing pilot program in additional Chinese cities today, including Hangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
Uber’s mission is to move people — efficiently, economically and safely — and those principles are the motivation behind People’s Uber. With this ridesharing pilot program, getting around town can be more convenient and affordable, especially during rush hours. Now, more riders will have the opportunity to experience a safer and greener ride in the country.
The process is simple — riders are matched to available car owners offering a ride to fellow city residents, and the riders only cover car owners’ cost. At the end of the journey, riders and car owners rate each other to complete a satisfactory match. For safety and transparency, every trip’s details are logged through Uber’s app.
Chinese consumers are known to be early adopters of technology, and municipal governments have acted quickly to support forward thinking initiatives that improve the city’s quality of life.These include initiatives to address social and environmental issues likecarbon emission reduction and ride sharing practices. For riders and car owners, this means more efficient transportation options when they need it most: rush hours, peak holiday periods and festivals. Fellow city car owners can help their neighbors, meet new friends, and discover new places along their regular commute – all on their own schedule, and making more efficient use of cars already on the roads.
Uber has been bringing convenience, safety and reliability to Chinese riders who have embraced the technology through the staple uberBLACK and uberX offerings. With more cities offering the People’s Uber non-profit ridesharing pilot program today, we’re renewing our commitment to bring more benefits to these cities we love.
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