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Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 70 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
Last updated 1 May 2014
Published 1 May 2014
You might have noticed the kerfuffle that has been kicked up about this next generation taxi application - actually they call it private hire and ride sharing - over the last few months. Uber has been featured on the front pages of newspapers all over the world from New York to Australia. So, why is it causing such a fuss? Well, Uber has come into conflict with Government and traditional taxi companies who believe that there are insurance issues and that both cars and drivers should have to be licensed. But, the fact of the matter is, Uber appears to be a better system and is undoubtedly a faster and cheaper option to the regular taxi cab.
Uber is an on-demand car service that allows you to request private drivers through applications for iPhone and Android devices. The service utilizes dispatch software to send the nearest licensed professional driver to your location. While it describes itself as 'ride sharing' rather than a taxi service, you shouldn't be fooled into thinking that this is akin to carpooling as Uber will send you a sleek, executive-style black car. The service provides a no-cash-payment solution that charges your ride and tip directly to the credit card on file with your account. Uber allows you to reserve a personal driver in any of the cities that they operate in. Drivers don't work specifically for Uber, but pay a percentage to Uber so that they get listed. Choose your vehicle type from one...