Seeing the fleet of majority of population using Auto-Rikshaws for local transportation , especially when they have to make short trips like going to grocery store or getting back home from bus stops. UBER launched UBERAuto service in Bhubaneswar and Coimbatore coinciding with the Odisha’s formation day — Utkal Divas. The product will give auto drivers an opportunity to work more efficiently using technology to get more ride requests and optimise productivity.
“In line with our vision to provide technology-backed, low-cost smart mobility solutions, uberAUTO has been launched in Bhubaneswar, the city that recently topped the smart city list,” a release from Uber said.
UberAUTO is an affordable transport option priced at Rs 15 base fare at Rs 3/km plus Rs 1/minute.
In order to use UberAuto, a user will need to download the Uber App from Google Play Store , IPhone App Store or Microsoft App store depending on the handset you use and request a ride from the app. After completion of the trip, you will get a digital invoice with the amount to be paid – there is no need to negotiate with the driver.
The company is very rapidly positioning itself as much more than a car service, it sells something actually very useful, and it’s expanding with remarkable speed. You can think of Uber as a personal logistics service that can drive your kids to school and back, take you to work, pick up your parents at the airport, drive you to date night so you can get your drinks on, it gets very very large.
Uber recently switched its tagline from “everyone’s private driver” to “Where lifestyle meets logistics,” signaling the broad scope of what may be to come. Uber plans to invest $500 Mn (INR 3,300 Cr) in India by June this year.