Uber scooters kickoff in California ahead of national expansion
Uber scooters kickoff in California ahead of national expansion
2:08

Uber scooters kickoff in California ahead of national expansion

Tech Industry
So Uber is launching its first scooters and they're in Sta. Monica and they launched today. The scooters are being branded as Jump Scooters and Jump is a company that Uber acquired earlier this year that had a dockless bike rentals. And so now, they're moving into scooters. So everything is through the Uber app. And Uber's really marketing this as jump scooters exclusively for Uber. Uber is definitely catching on to this craze of being multimodal, having bikes, car rentals. And scooters, and scooters have really been this new craze that hit the United States very strongly about six months ago. The scooters aren't gonna be Uber branded, they're jump branded. So they're gonna be red and they're gonna say jump. And that's because this is the unit within Uber that runs the scooters and bikes. It's unclear how profitable scooters are, their actually pretty cheap. They're a dollar to rent and then it's $0.15 per minute. Uber is doing kind of different with its rentals, its having reservations. So people can look on the app and see if a scooter is available nearby, reserve it, and then they have five minutes free, where they don't have to pay that $0.15 per minute. And they can walk over and get the scooter. So cities all across the US have been dealing with scooters blocking sidewalks, people riding on sidewalks. And so Uber said it's really trying to work with city regulators as it rolls out its scooters. So that's why it's initially launching in Santa Monica. It's the first city where it got a permit to have scooters. And it says it really wants to work with regulators in various cities where it's launching. Uber says this is a natural progression for them. They really want to become as the CEO says the Amazon of transportation. So they don't only wanna be about ride hailing, they definitely are interested in bikes Scooters possibly integrating with public transportation. They really want to be multi mobile.

Up Next

Everything Announced at Microsoft Build 2024
240521-site-microsoft-build-supercut-thumbnail

Up Next

Everything Announced at Microsoft Build 2024

Everything Announced at Microsoft's Surface Copilot Plus PC Event
microsoft-event-5-20-24-20-may-2024-02-00-39-pm-00-08-21-09-still001

Everything Announced at Microsoft's Surface Copilot Plus PC Event

If Apple Makes Siri Like ChatGPT or Gemini, I'm Done
240516-site-hey-siri-lets-talk

If Apple Makes Siri Like ChatGPT or Gemini, I'm Done

How Many Times Did Google Say AI at I/O 2024?
Every AI Thumbnail

How Many Times Did Google Say AI at I/O 2024?

Everything Google Just Announced at I/O 2024
240513-site-google-io-supercut-thumbnail-v2

Everything Google Just Announced at I/O 2024

Google Introduces Gemini AI Upgrades to Gmail and Chat
google-io-gemini-gmail-chip

Google Introduces Gemini AI Upgrades to Gmail and Chat

Ask Photos Uses AI to Search Your Google Gallery
googlephotos

Ask Photos Uses AI to Search Your Google Gallery

Everything OpenAI Announced at Its Spring Update Event
openai-event-recording-13-may-2024-09-56-17-am-00-01-00-20-still006

Everything OpenAI Announced at Its Spring Update Event

Apple's iPad Pro Event Was a Flop
240509-site-omt-apple-flopped-this-ipad-event

Apple's iPad Pro Event Was a Flop

What to Expect at Apple's iPad Event
240501-yt-ipad-wildcards-v07.jpg

What to Expect at Apple's iPad Event

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

Everything Announced at Microsoft Build 2024
240521-site-microsoft-build-supercut-thumbnail

Everything Announced at Microsoft Build 2024

Sonos Ace Headphones Get Set to Take on the AirPods Max (First Look)
240520-site-sonos-headphones-4

Sonos Ace Headphones Get Set to Take on the AirPods Max (First Look)

Microsoft Announces First Surface Copilot Plus PCs Powered by Qualcomm
240520-site-microsoft-reax-2

Microsoft Announces First Surface Copilot Plus PCs Powered by Qualcomm

Everything Announced at Microsoft's Surface Copilot Plus PC Event
microsoft-event-5-20-24-20-may-2024-02-00-39-pm-00-08-21-09-still001

Everything Announced at Microsoft's Surface Copilot Plus PC Event

Android 15: See New Features in Action
yt-android-15-clean-1

Android 15: See New Features in Action

If Apple Makes Siri Like ChatGPT or Gemini, I'm Done
240516-site-hey-siri-lets-talk

If Apple Makes Siri Like ChatGPT or Gemini, I'm Done

Bose SoundLink Max Review: How Does It Compare to the Cheaper SoundLink Flex?
240514-site-bose-soundlink-max-2

Bose SoundLink Max Review: How Does It Compare to the Cheaper SoundLink Flex?

Hands-On With Huawei's Pura 70 Ultra
240515-winged-pura-70-ultra-00-01-30-05-still001.jpg

Hands-On With Huawei's Pura 70 Ultra

I Tried Three Fitness Apps to Help My Postpartum Recovery
cs-ai-coaching-seq-00-07-22-19-still001

I Tried Three Fitness Apps to Help My Postpartum Recovery

How Many Times Did Google Say AI at I/O 2024?
Every AI Thumbnail

How Many Times Did Google Say AI at I/O 2024?