Uber on Monday announced the launch of its car-pooling product UberPOOL in India and Bangalore will become the first city to experience UberPOOL in coming weeks.
UberPOOL will join other carpooling services such as BlaBlaCar, Ridingo, Tripda and Meru Cabs who have launched such a service in India, in last 18 months. In UberPOOL, users can share a ride and split the cost with another person who just happens to be requesting a ride along a similar route. When Uber finds a match, it notify the user of a co-rider’s details.
Bhavik Rathod, General Manager at Uber in Bangalore said,
We will launch a beta version for Bengaluru users in the coming weeks. They will join millions of commuters in San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Austin and Paris who have been using UberPOOL for months now. Our vision for UberPOOL means helping solve some of the toughest problems cities are facing today, whether it’s congestion, pollution, or lack of access to transportation
Uber is currently active in 22 Indian cities.