Tag - Uber

Motor vehicles bill gives power to government to regulate Uber, Ola

With the Motor Vehicle Bill coming in place, the government will now have the power to regulate Uber and Ola. Many states lack the norms to regulate app-based cab services. This resulted in each state having varied guidelines. Once the law comes into place, the government will have the power to...

Uber has launched Uber Lite in India [5 MB app ]

Uber Lite is a simple version of the rider app that saves space, works on any network, and on any Android phone.   Uber Lite is less than 5MB to download (that’s equivalent to just 3 selfies). A smaller app frees up space for actual selfies and other apps. And, with a 300-millisecond response...

The premature death of Transportation as a Service in India

And why we may not skip car ownership just yet. After I moved back to India, I almost bought a car. But after looking at Gurgaon’s roads, the cost of ownership and the traffic I might have to deal with, I decided against it. More so because Ola (an India specific Uber competitor backed by […]

Indian Cab Industry : Survival of the fittest

Recent news on Softbank, writing off its investment in OLA; and change in revenue model by Uber; clearly validate the below hypothesis which was published in my previous article. Hypothesis# 1: – Cab aggregators are not working towards answering the most important question of this industry...

Uber Partners With Wicked Ride To Offer Test Ride uberWICKED

Uber has partnered with Wicked Ride, a motorcycle rentals company and will offer a test ride tomorrow (14th May) between 12PM – 4PM .   The users can have a test ride by sliding over to the uberWICKED view. Each test ride will last for 15mins and not more. Uber’s statement clearly says that...