Uber buys dockless bike-share company Jump

Uber buys dockless bike-share company Jump

Uber buys dockless bike-share company Jump

Uber is a ride-sharing service available in hundreds of cities around the world. Sources told TechCrunch the final price could be approximately $200 million.

But JUMP is no ordinary bike-sharing program.

That partnership saw JUMP integrating their service through the Uber app, taking advantage of Uber's years of data, Global Positioning System and mapping to offer an effective and efficient way to locate a bright red JUMP e-bike.

Jump’s bikes are dockless meaning they can be locked to bike racks and unlocked with
Jump’s bikes are dockless meaning they can be locked to bike racks and unlocked with

Uber said that the data from its ride network allows the company to understand the best locations to place the bicycles in different cities, so they can be used more frequently.

Uber said the purchase was in line with its goal of "bringing together multiple modes of transportation within the Uber app".

Under the agreement, JUMP employees will join Uber's team but the JUMP will remain as an independent company, said Rzepecki.

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Some of Uber's ride-hailing rivals have already invested within cycles. Dockless bikes have appeared in many other cities and, as riders can leave them anywhere, challenge the likes of London's Santander Cycles or New York's Citi Bikes which must be returned to designated docks. You get 30 minutes of ebiking for $2 (plus some fees).

Considering Uber's scale, " Rzepecki hopes in order to disperse blink's bicycles further and faster. Since Jump's bikes have electric assist, those making deliveries could do so without breaking (as much of) a sweat. By 2017 it had deployed over 12,000 dockless bikes in 40 cities across 6 countries.

The longer journeys which Jump bikes are being used for could be seen by Uber as business it is missing out on. This will undoubtedly allowing it to offer more ride-sharing options through its app and will help expand the service.

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Even the ride-hailing corporation on Monday said it purchased Jump Bikes, a brand new York-based business that operates in 40 USA metropolitan areas. The San Francisco-based company known for its red frames with a battery-powered boost had partnered with Uber for the past few months in San Francisco.

You've heard me talk a lot about Uber as a platform-using the power of our technology, our on-the-ground Ops know-how, and global scale to provide more options for multimodal transportation to help people (or stuff) get from point A to B. This also helps us provide greener, more affordable, and more accessible transportation options for commuters, ultimately reducing the need for individual vehicle ownership.

"We're excited to begin our next chapter and to play a significant part in the transition of Uber to a multi-modal platform", he said in a statement.

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