Uber plans to enter the segment of rental boats – very soon the app will allow you to enjoy the boat ride in London.
The new service is called Uber Boats.
As a partner, “uber” will be the British company Thames Clipper, which will provide taxi service 20 of their vessels, and pier 23. While Uber customers will not be able to tell the captain where to go – the boat will go on a certain route.
Uber’s decision to expand the scope of its activities is clear. Because of the pandemic, the company has shown losses for the last quarter of $ 2.9 billion. And now the “uber” is looking for new growth areas (for example, Uber was recently acquired food delivery Postmates, which is a leader in this segment in the USA).