The mobility sector is slowly bouncing back post coronavirus. While e-scooters are expected to be the rage for short-distance trips, cabs would most likely be the preferred way to get around for longer travels. Uber has also now announced its acquisition of the UK-based technology company Autocab. While the announcement comes as a surprise, there’s a good reason as to why the cab-hailing platform chose to do so, which Uber has outlined in its blog post.
Uber expands reach and operations for local operators
While Uber is promptly available in most places in the UK, booking a ride via the app in towns such as Oxford, Doncaster and Aberdeen was not possible till now. The company says it has registered 67,000 app boot ups in Oxford, 25,700 in Exeter and 23,700 in Doncaster. With the acquisition, Uber users can use the app in mentioned towns to get a cab from now on. However, in such places, instead of Uber cars, the app will enable users to book a minicab from a local outfit.