Right now, Uber is the app you open to request a car to pick you up. But it wants to be the app where you can find a bicycle or borrow someone else’s car — and, soon, where to rent e-scooters.
On Thursday, Uber made it easier to request these non-ride-hail options with “mode switch.” Instead of hiding the options within a menu, the top of the app will now list the different Uber options: cars, bikes, scooters, and rental cars.
Mode switching in the Uber app.
At the TechCrunch Disrupt main stage in San Francisco on Thursday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi recommitted to alternative transit options like bikes and scooters. Read more…