Uber moves beyond ride-hailing with new partnerships

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"Launching Uber Movement in Pittsburgh is our next step in giving back to the Steel City and reflects our broader mission to make cities more livable and sustainable", said Andrew Salzberg, Uber's head of Transportation Policy and Research, in a press statement.

Uber earlier this week announced its acquisition of dockless bike-sharing service Jump.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company wouldn't resume testing its self-driving cars until the NTSB was complete.

While Jump bikes are not yet regulated, the electric-pedal company received exclusive permission from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) to kickstart service in the city.

Uber has long billed itself as much more than a ride-hailing service.

The embattled on-demand taxi service firm Uber has announced that it has acquired the electric bike-sharing service startup JUMP Bikes, marking the company's further investment into the on-demand mobility services sector.

To be sure, it's unlikely Uber will ever be able to replicate the scale of public transit, even with its many bus-like services like Express Pool.

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It's also an opportunity for Uber to benefit from transportation transactions that happen off of the company's platform.

Khosrowshahi said the company is aiding the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigation on why Uber's auto never noticed a woman crossing the street with her bicycle. By using the Getaround app, people skip the lines and paperwork at traditional rental auto counters, and the hassle of buying and maintaining a vehicle.

The move also pushes Uber closer to its goal of reducing vehicle ownership, according to Khosrowshahi. You'll be able to get an Uber.

"Both of plaintiff's legs required amputation due to the severity of the crushing injuries", the lawsuit says, naming Uber, Lopez and the other driver among the defendants. "If this goes on, you'll simply have gridlock". The second is a deal with Masabi, a British company that provides mobile payment options for public transit systems in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and other cities around the world.

The new Uber driver app comes with an "Earnings tracker" that let drivers know how much they earned on their last trip, making it easy to track progress.

For those familiar with the Transit app, which combines all of the available nearby transit into one convenient dashboard, Uber's suite of announcements Wednesday shows how it essentially aims to become the same one-stop shop.

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