Developing the idea of unmanned taxis in Uber keep in head and other options. So after cooperation with start-up on Bicycle rental JUMP bosses Uber decided to fork out and take JUMP under your wing.
The amount of the transaction is estimated at 200 million dollars. Behind This money Uber will receive a developed bicycle infrastructure on the 40 cities with a park in 12 thousand electric bicycles. Well and quite good prospects - The global bike rental market is growing by about 20% in year, and to 2020, its turnover will be from 3.6 to 5.3 billions of dollars. Therefore, in Uber look forward and plan to combine several types of transport in one application.
What is JUMP and and here Uber
JUMP - it's almost Uber, only instead of a taxi in You can order a bicycle. You can pick it up at the nearest parking lot, and leave in any zone of the city, simply fastened with a bike lock. The main advantage of JUMP over other " bikes " - this is an opportunity to leave the bike anywhere. Have Most competitors like the GoBikes bike need to be left on special bike parking. Plus, the bike itself is equipped with GPS and docking station , so to work with he only needs a smartphone. The rent will be $ 2 for half an hour's drive.
AT February Uber and JUMP announced cooperation in San Francisco, after which the button " order a bicycle " appeared in application Uber. After 2 Jump management hoped to attract investment from The older brother's side, but Uber, apparently, was so pleased that they bought the whole company.