Uber has presented the next novelties that it has prepared during the Go/Get virtual event 2022. Many are already available in the US, others are about to be launched, but are expected to be rolled out in other markets in the coming months.
Dara KhosrowshahiCEO of the company, stated, “After two years of living through a pandemic, 2022 presents itself as a radical change… At Uber, we are always innovating to meet your ever-changing needs, in an ever-changing world. With our new suite of products that help you go anywhere and get anything, the world is in your hands.”
The voice commands are possible thanks to Google Assistant integration in Uber Eats. “Just say “OK Google” and ask your phone to order a meal from a restaurant on Uber Eats”. The feature will launch globally in the summer, but for now only in English.
This new feature allows users book trips for each part of your itinerary faster by synchronizing with your Google account, taking advantage of the fact that the next trips are registered in your app. “Simply connect your Gmail account and we will do the rest, organizing your hotel, flight and restaurant reservations, all in one place for a stress-free travel experience. The best part? You will earn 10% in Uber Cash for every ride you book with Uber Travel”. With Uber Travel, users can also book car rentals or buy train or bus tickets.
It is done available for USA and soon in Canada. Your arrival in Europe will begin with UK next summerwhere it can be used to manage train, coach and rental car reservations.
During the event, Uber presented two innovative autonomous delivery programs in the city of Los Angeles. “The friendly sidewalk robots from Serve Robotics They offer short range deliveries with easy deliveries. Motor builds fleets of fully electric autonomous vehicles designed to drive safely on city streets.”
For next summer in the US it will be available uber Letter, where users can book party buses, regular buses, passenger vans for events and trips with many people.
bonus for events
“…event vouchers make it easy to cover the cost of your guests’ travel, a personal touch that makes everyone feel like a VIP. Simply enter your event details, the maximum amount you want to cover, and share your unique code with your guests. Guests will determine their own pickup and drop-off at a time and place that works best for them, and avoid overpaying for unused seats.”
These coupons or vouchers can also be used by businesses to reward your employees or customers, through Uber for Business.
Uber Eats in stadiums
When a user is in a stadium, they can use the Uber Eats service and a delivery company to order food at established locations within the stadium and skip the line to pick it up when it’s ready. Available in different stadiums in the US and France.
This is the uber Membership Program, which offers members discounts on rides from Uber and Uber Eats. Currently, it is available in the US and will soon land in Mexico, Germany and the United Kingdom.
“As part of Uber’s global commitment to become a zero-emission mobility platform by 2040, we continue to take steps to help you go electric…we are pleased to introduce electric comfort, our new way to move around the city in style and be part of the climate solution.”
Electric Comfort is a function to request trips in electric cars like Tesla or Polestar, which is already available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Dubai and more US cities will be added to the list soon.
EV Hub and charging map
In this same line of helping driver partners to become electric, it was announced electric Vehicle Center, a space where they can receive information and incentives to join this ecological trend, in addition to comparing costs between electric and regular cars.
For drivers who already have electric cars, a EV charging map within the Driver app, with information about charging speed and navigation directions to get there.
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