Check out Uber.com and you will quickly find out that calling it a modern day taxi service is a gross understatement; maybe even a misunderstanding of what it is and what they do! Simply said, Uber is almost everything, practically to everyone, almost everywhere, almost all the time.
Whether you are waiting in line with hundreds of others to order a hot dog at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival or exiting your Saigon business meeting that took away valuable minutes you need because your flight to Hong Kong is leaving on time. Oh, by the way, it is the rainy season in Saigon.
So what, you say! If you are in line at Denver’s convention center, hungry and in a hurry because your next seminar starts in 20 minutes, Uber just solved your problem. During the festival, Uber teamed up with a local bratwurst vendor to hand deliver a brat to you right outside for only $5! UberWURST – bratwurst on demand – what a concept! And in Saigon? It’s that time of year again, the dreaded rainy season! Getting around the city is a nightmare, especially with all the traffic. Uber saved the day again. You have just arrived at the airport, successfully passed through customs and are waiting in line to board.
Last summer, the Tidewater region got a whole lot hotter and burning up the pavement got a lot cheaper to get around Coastal Virginia. Uber hit the streets of Hampton Roads and getting from the convention center to Woodlands golf course will never be the same.
From the scenic shoreline of Virginia Beach to the bustling streets of Norfolk, Uber is connecting riders to drivers on-demand in more than 100 cities around the world; and in this case, changing the way Virginians move around in the 757. Uber uses area codes to define the areas they serve.
Uber serves extremely well. For example, Matt Simpson is a USABA National Team Athlete and a loyal Uber rider. He is training for the Parapan AM Games in Toronto and aspires to make his mark representing Team USA. Uber is Matt’s first choice, whether he is in Denver, Chicago, Toronto or any other city where he competes and Uber serves. It is first on his list because, where once he had to rely on someone else to schedule his transportation around cities or across nations, now he can do it himself. He doesn’t have a driver’s license because he is blind. In his own words, Uber has had an impact on his personal life and restored his independence as a busy, hard-working blind athlete.
Uber’s aim is to provide safe, reliable transportation options for all walks of life. They are committed to building solutions to support everyone’s ability to move around their communities. By doing so, Uber makes Matt’s – and other vision-impaired and blind riders’ – lives easier every day.
Whether people need a ride from one place to another, medication delivered, are physically handicapped or for several hundred other reasons, Uber makes it happen every day, every hour, all across the globe.
According to Uber’s Web site, the company is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps and making cities more accessible, they are opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From beginnings in 2009 to launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.