Uber adds auto rental, bikes, buses, and trains to its mobile app

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The company said it anticipates expanding its auto rental program outside San Francisco, according Jahan Khanna, head of product for mobility at Uber.

Uber Technologies said on Thursday it unveiled new safety features including an emergency button that will connect United States riders directly to 911.

"We're going beyond cars".

Khosrowshahi again says the company is working with accident investigators to determine the cause of the fatal crash between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian. Uber has been busy lately, and today the news comes down that Uber has teamed with car-sharing service Getaround to produce Uber Rent.

Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi presented the plans during a visit to Washington, where he said the ride-hailing pioneer would seek a more diversified model offering various transport options, including vehicle rentals on a partner peer-to-peer service. "We're excited to partner with Masabi to incorporate transit as an option in the Uber app".

At the event, Khosrowshahi was requested in regards to the self-driving Uber auto crash at Tempe, Arizona, who broke and killed a pedestrian from might.

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Under Uber's new leadership we want to be a better partner to city planners and regulators, so we hope this data will help give them valuable insights for the future.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the slew of new collaborations it announced yesterday shows the company wants to be a partner with cities where it operates, as well as "solve the problem of auto ownership".

Uber is the world's most valuable venture-backed startup, with a valuation of some $70 billion, with Khosrowshahi planning a public share offering in 2019.

Jump and Uber were previously partners and 250 red bikes - which could be picked up or dropped off anywhere using built-in Global Positioning System - have been available through the Uber app in San Francisco since the start of the year.

Uber's announcement stunt started earlier this week with the acquisition of leap Bikes, a bikeshare company specializing in electric bicycles.

Uber plans to add more of the bikes soon in the Washington area, for a total of around 400.

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