US based on-demand car service, Uber has finally launched third-party taxi booking apps in Singapore – starting with 25% off all UberTaxi rides for the rest of September. It’s offering is expected to include the UberExec range of posh rides like the Porsche Panamera, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes Benz E-Class; the UberX range of less luxurious private cars like Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sunny and Mitsubishi Lancer; and now, UberTaxi, its partnership with local taxi cabs, as per e27 report.
UberTaxi will follow the same fare rates set by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
Here is a statement made by the company:
NOT JUST A TAXI, AN UBERTAXI
- Get a photo, license plate, and phone number so you can safely identify and contact your driver
- Running late? Share your location and estimated time of arrival with friends and colleagues using uberTAXI’s ‘Share My ETA’
- At the end of a trip there’s no cash, PIN, swipe or sign – you just exit uberTAXI and off you go, we’ll email you your trip details
- And unlike many regular taxis we accept ALL major credit cards
DURING THE EXPERIMENT
- Your driver will start the meter when you jump in, but don’t worry we’ll cover 25% of whatever’s on the meter at the end of your ride
- If you cancel, a $2 fee applies – nobody likes being cancelled on
- Initial availability will be limited; we expect demand to be off the charts
- 25% off uberTAXI is valid until midnight 30 September 2014
Enjoy the uberTAXI savings during this experiment and stay tuned for updates.
The company is also planning to launch with a variety of different use cases with its launch partners. Earlier, this month, it had made partnership with redBus.in, an Indian bus ticketing platform, to together present an offer to its customers.
Recently, US based on-demand car service, Uber had raised USD 1.2 billion in a fresh round at a valuation of USD 18 billion led by mutual-fund managers Fidelity Investments, Blackrock and Wellington Management. It received USD 361.2 million from Google Ventures and USD 200million from Texas Pacific Group. Also, in India the firm has opened offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. In addition to expanding into new markets, Uber has also been adding new products and features over time.