Uber in talks with bike rental startup Bounce to list two-wheelers on Uber India app: Sources

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Uber, a cab-hailing unicorn, is reportedly in talks with bike rental startup Bounce in order to list its two-wheelers on the Uber India app, reported Mint, citing two closed sources.

As per the sources, Uber is looking beyond four-wheelers in India, and is developing a plan to add more mobility options on its app.

“If Uber’s talks with Bounce materialize, the cab-hailing firm will start with a pilot service in Bengaluru which will not entail any financial agreements,” one of the sources added.

While, recently, Uber India started its bike-riding services with the launch of ‘BikeShare‘ app in Delhi. The BikeShare app enabled users to ride with another bike-rider going the same way. The newly-launched BikeShare works with regular bikes that are already plying on the road.

For details: Uber India deploys bike-riding services with launch of BikeShare app in Delhi

Uber Technologies Inc. is an American multinational transportation network company (TNC) offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system.

The company is based out of San Francisco and has operations in 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via its websites and mobile apps.

Bounce, on the other hand, was founded by Vivekananda HallekereAnil Giriraju, and Varun Aghi in 2016, while its parent company Wicked Rides was founded in 2014. Bounce was launched to provide a smart mobility solution by giving its users the option of one-way rental, which lets the users rent the bike from anywhere, travel to their destination, and drop off the bikes at any location.

Some of the similar platforms as Bounce, operating under the similar roof include RapidoOlaBikeJugnooDunzo, and many more.


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