Many of the transport service providers are providing best of transport services in various parts of world. These all service providers have lot of unique features which make them different from others.
The transport providers which is different from others and mostly used by users is Uber.
Many things are known about this company but there are different Uber facts which as a user, rarely anyone would be knowing such as –
1. Who founded Uber?
It was formed in 2009 at San Francisco by the dropout of University of California. The founder of Uber are Garnett lamp and Travis Kalanick. more details Wikipedia
2. Does Uber founder had founded anything else?
The founder of Uber are also the founder off Stumble upon.
3. Why driver gets associated with Uber?
Maximum of the drivers are associated with Uber said that, their main reason to join Uber is to become their own bosss. So that they could work as per their own schedule.
4. Does Uber has any driver from community of military?
In the year 2015, Uber had more than 10 thousand members from community of military. They had earner around $18 million by driving more than 11 lakh miles from September 2014 to February 2015.
5. Does Uber classify its drivers?
Yes, Uber classifies its driver in four of the ways such as –
Pross – The Uber drivers who are working with Uber for more than 6 months. They are partner with Uber for luxury cars or Uber black.
Crossovers – Who drive Uber X and in past only drove black cars or taxis. They are active for less than 6 months.
New Enthusiasts – There are the new drivers who had recently joined and are taking Uber X drivers on continuous basis.
Part timers – These drivers are flexible in the working hours and opportunities to earn. Most of the drivers are from this category only.
Uber is available in many countries and around 14 percent of the drivers in Uber are woman. 71 percent of the drivers are having dependents at their home. It has also pledged to have around 10 lakh drivers who are women by the year 2020.
6. Uber kittens
This program was started in 7 cities of US where the users could have the option of buying kitten and have cuddle time with them.
7. Does Uber has its print?
Uber has its own offline and online magazines for the drivers. The first issue was released in the month of March by the name of Momentum Magazine.
8. How was the first year of operation in Uber?
In the first year when the company is launched than more than 50 thousand companies had enrolled for the services.
9. Fares through GPS
Uber was authorized through California Division of Management Standards (DMS). It was the first time when they gave authorization to any company for giving the best of fare with the help of GPS data.
10. Does Uber had given permission in Spain?
Uber has not been allowed to have the operation in Spain, but still they had started the services of food delivery by the name of Uber Eats in Barcelona.
11. Uber Fresh
Those who deliver the food in the United States by connecting it with Uber is named as Uber Fresh. While for the parcel delivery in New York is named as Uber Rush. more info.
12. How many employees does Uber hire in a city?
There are only 3 of the executives who are hired for doing all the work in a city. These are being done so that drivers do not have to call at different numbers for solution. So by calling these three the problem would be resolved.
13. Does Uber driver had to pay price for their rides?
The drivers who are there associated with Uber also need to pay the same price with no discounts as that of others.
14. How Uber does gets its name?
Uber is a slang term which means to be extremely good. Later with the growth of the company a new word is found ‘Uberize’. It means to make a change in market through various new ways especially by using latest technology in mobile.
15. Where are the operation of Uber?
It has been spread across 450 cities and 76 countries across the world. Uber countries list.
16. Does Uber is a profit making company?
Though there is a huge value of Uber as a company but, it has still not attained at a level of no profit no loss.
17. Uber one
In this only the premium cars which are equipped with electric could be used under this. It would reduce the pollution and save environment.
18. Provide rating to customers
Mostly it was seen that the customers gives the rating to the service provider. But Uber has the feature of giving the rating to the customers as well. So, if a customer is not good with all or most of the drivers then, they would not be able to book the cab.
19. In how many cities Uber is present in India?
Uber gives the services in more than 10 cities in India such as Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata and many more.
20. Does Uber car need to have logo on it?
There is no restriction of having logo on the Uber partner cars as they are free to work for other travel operators or transport service providers. It is at option of the drivers to work in their free time.
21. How the payment could be made?
It depends on place to place that how the payment could be done. There are many places in which the payment could be done through cash, debit card, credit card, and many other payment methods. On the other side some take only the payment through card and some in cash only. Uber payment method
22. Till how many years vehicle could be used as cab?
The vehicle could be mostly used as per the criteria made by the government. But in many parts of the country the vehicles are used for 10 years, after that it would not be eligible for driving or in some places need to pass clearance test.
23. How does rating given to the drivers affect?
All the ratings which are given to driver matters a lot. In most of the places where the drivers have the average rating below 4.6 then the Id of those drivers would be deactivated automatically. So it is important for drivers to get best of rating from every user.
24. Do Uber owns all the cars?
No Uber does not have any cars. It is only the middleman between the drivers as well as users.
With Uber the drivers offer their vehicle for transport and those who require vehicle to ride book the vehicles through Uber.
Uber provide them the fixed price and hour, through GPS to make the journey convenient.
Many Uber facts are there which are not known by the people. Awareness of these Uber facts could help in making the best use of Uber.