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Kenya: Uber Inks Deals With Nine Firms to Offer Drivers More Benefits

Kenya: Uber Inks Deals With Nine Firms to Offer Drivers More Benefits

Once an agreement is reached with a public transport agency, users would be able to buy mobile tickets in Uber's app. Masabi will supply its Justride software development kit, which allows third-party applications to request fares, make payments and deliver visual and barcode mobile tickets to a smart phone.

The partnership with Getaround will be dubbed "Uber Rent", and will be piloted in San Francisco before a wider roll-out.

Jahan Khanna, Head of Product for Mobility at Uber, said it is flawless for city dwellers who want to make small trips like to the grocery store or to pick up relatives.

He said the company backs a number of transportation solutions.

The organization said it anticipates expanding its auto or truck leasing program outside san francisco bay area, according Jahan Khanna, head of merchandise for mobility at Uber.

Uber also announced a partnership with the peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround to allow users to rent vehicles from individual owners, with a launch planned later this month in San Francisco.

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The deal to acquire Jump Bikes, a bike-sharing startup offering dockless electric bicycles, was announced 9 April.

"Uber values driver-partners and we are always looking to enhance their experience while saving on their costs, in order for them to make the most from their small businesses", stated Loic Amado, General Manager of Uber East Africa.

"That's going to include bikes, and that's going to include buses and subways, etc., and we want to be a part of the solution", he said, adding that Uber is sharing more data with cities to help them manage congestion.

Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi presented the plans during a visit to Washington, where he said the ride-hailing pioneer would seek a more diversified model offering various transport options, including vehicle rentals on a partner peer-to-peer service.

And Uber Movement will expand into 12 cities - Amsterdam, Bangalore, Brisbane, Cairo, Hyderabad, Melbourne, Mumbai, Nairobi, New Delhi, Perth, Pittsburgh and Toronto - bringing that program's total up to 21.

He continued: "Autonomous is part of the solution, and I think in the long term is going to be a very important part of the solution of getting rid of auto ownership". "We're excited to move forward with cities".