What do you do when you need to get to the city with no ride? Or what
if your late for a meeting that�s only a couple of blocks away but
have no car? Not everyone lives close to a bus or even a train stop,
and there are some parts of cities where taxis don�t go. This is where
Uber comes in. Uber is an on-demand, taxi-like service that connects
customers with car services by sending drivers to users when they ping
their location on a mobile app. Whether choosing Uber X, UberXL, or
UberBlack, any choice is a safe and affordable way to move in, out,
and within cities.
Since its launch in 2009, it has become a global phenomenon. Uber is
being used in more than 170 cities around the globe, and currently is
creating an average of about 20,000 jobs a month. As you can see from
this graph, after about 30 months since Uber was created, its growth
has become exponential. Also, thanks to Uber there has been a decrease
in drunk driving accidents. They have decreased DUI incidents and
Alcohol related crash fatalities by about 6.5% per month.
Uber�s mission statement is to provide transportation that is just
like water: reliable and everywhere. Uber wants transportation
available no matter where you are and give you a ride to wherever you
need to go, with about 52% of trips in Chicago beginning or ending in
areas where taxis don�t really go.
So branching off that, in this presentation today we will be talking
about the benefits Uber has to offer for its drivers. When you work
for Uber, you can earn instant money, won�t have additional expenses
for your car, and you�re able to work on your own time.