Ridesharing has become very popular over the last several years. It's to the point that we now use "Uber" as a verb. When you don't want to drive somewhere or you don't have a car in a city you're visiting, we say "I'll just Uber." But the pandemic has definitely changed how we go about our everyday lives, and that even includes ridesharing. So now Uber will let you rent an entire car through their app. The car rental program, called Uber Rent, will offer in-app bookings from brands like Avis and Hertz, according to Uber. Rental prices will be set by the car rental companies, and they will take a cut of the booking, which is similar to how travel booking sites operate. Uber says it can attract customers to reserve rentals cars by streamlining the experience with a decluttered look following feedback from user testing. Uber will initially offer a 10% rebate on all bookings with Uber Cash, money that can be spent on Uber's app for other purchases. The company didn't say how long the 10% discount will last. If you're wondering about the cost of a car coming to be delivered to you, a spokesperson says it will cost about the same as it does for an on-demand ride. Rental deliveries will be contactless to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Renters will receive a special PIN code to make sure that they are the ones who can access the vehicle. The new Uber valet service will launch in Washington, D.C. next month, and Uber said it plans to expand driving cars to customers nationwide later this year.
Source: CNN - https://cnn.it/3gT520w