Along with the cab-sharing, Uber now has stepped on the Bike ride-sharing game. The company recently has acquired Jump, a bike-sharing startup, which offers dock-less electric bicycles for hire on demand across San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The deal is still unknown, but according to the TechCrunch’s source, Uber spent $200 million after Jump to acquire this bike sharing app.
It seems now the trial version is going on as which spotted it cooperating with Jump in San Francisco toward the end of January to enable clients to open and utilize the notable red e-bicycles through Uber’s application, making an extra alternative to get around other than taxicabs. Therefore, Jump’s bikes will now show up as an alternative nearby taxicab in Uber’s application, beginning in San Francisco.
It will be more privilege for San Francisco and Washington, D. C’s individuals and the cost will be less too. Oh, by the way, for the consumer’s convenience Jump included a basket with each bike so that individuals can keep their staff inside the basket rather than holding their staffs while riding.
The company charges $2 for a 30-minute ride, to get the bike what they need to do is find one through Uber’s app and then when spotted a bike nearby, they can pick it up for the ride; when the ride has done, it can be locked at near any public rack in the area shown on the app, simple as that.
Though right now, the service is in between San Francisco and Washington, D.C., we hope that in the future Jump’s bike will be seen in other cities as well under Uber management.