Monday, 17 February, 2020


Cab Aggregator Uber India Introduces 4 New Features To Entice Users

Cab Aggregator Uber India Introduces 4 New Features To Entice Users Cab Aggregator Uber India Introduces 4 New Features To Entice Users
Conrad Doyle | 17 November, 2017, 17:00

"I'm excited for the Hyderabad engineering team to join our global workforce to make Uber's mission of "transportation for everyone, everywhere" a reality", said Daniel Graf, vice-president and head of product at Uber. The cab aggregator has also introduced a light web version of the app.

Uber is piloting call-to-ride to attract riders using basic feature phones, users in an area with limited network, or those with a smartphone but limited memory capacity or mobile Internet.

Uber also launched its new web interface, which will have a similar experience to the mobile app, the company claims. Once signed in, enter your destination, select cab type as normally done on the app, and confirm the ride. The cab-aggregating service has identified popular zones in the city setup pickup points.

Although, Uber's offline search feature is limited to location search. Manik adds that riders can call a single nationwide phone number and enter a numeric code displayed on signages put up in dense areas.

While Ola had a "call-a-ride" feature, it later moved to the app, Uber believes that the "call-a-ride" will work well in India.

"The feature has been rolled out keeping in mind connectivity issues in the country and that not everyone in the Indian market uses a smartphone".

The communication between Uber and the rider will happen over text messages, the company said. It will start rolling out in the next few weeks. The new 18,000 sq ft facility comes about 20 months after Uber's first Centre of Excellence in Asia was opened at Hyderabad, followed up by setting up of maps and the city operations teams.Industries and IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan led the speakers at the inauguration of the engineering facility on Thursday in highlighting how Hyderabad had emerged as a preferred destination for investors.It has "become a go to destination", he said reiterating how the five most-valued firms globally had made Hyderabad home for their largest presence outside the U.S.They offered employment not to hundreds, but thousands. This will enable Uber app users to book an Uber for a friend regardless of where the user or guest are located. The rider will receive trip information in an SMS text message including ETA, auto type, and driver contact information. To use this feature, the person requesting the ride for a guest can simply tap "where to" and then choose who is riding above their pick up location. "From the tech leadership point of view, there's a strong commitment and belief in this market, both in the business side and also on the talent side".

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