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Uber online motoring application now in Nigeria
Lagos, the largest metropolitan city in Africa with a progressive culture and a very tech-savvy population, has now joined the league of over 140 markets worldwide to embrace the Uber motoring technology, offering a safe and reliable choice in transportation.
Uber is a smartphone app that allows users to connect to licensed private drivers in the area at the touch of a button, using the phone’s GPS to detect both the users and drivers’ locations. This means the people of Lagos can get a safe, reliable ride anywhere — even if they don't know the exact address.
Patrick Studener, Senior International Launcher at Uber on the day of the launch said “we’re really excited to be launching Uber in Lagos today. Technology is allowing us to completely re-think the future of our cities and the way people get around them. Uber is already evolving the way the world moves and is being embraced by millions of people across the globe”.
At the launch, celebrity and multiple awards winning music star Ice Prince test-drive in an Uber compliant car. He used the Uber application on his mobile phone to connect a Uber car, and he was chauffeur-driven in it today in Lagos.
“Uber is part of a technology revolution that is transforming urban mobility which is creating the smart cities of the future. The people of Lagos now have a new way of getting around their city that is just a tap of an app away and is also stylish, safe and efficient,” Studener explained.
What is UberBlack?
UberBlack is one of many Uber products that connects riders with licensed drivers. Any person who needs a ride in Lagos has to download the free Uber app onto their smartphone to request a private-hire car at an affordable price, all in a matter of minutes.
Before getting into the car you are given, via the smartphone app, the driver’s photo, name, registration detail and the type of car are shown to you on your phone. At the end of the ride, you will also receive via an email sent to you, an overview of your ride including a GPS tracked view of your exact trip.
Uber partners with only the highest quality limousine professionals, and every car, driver, and trip is fully insured. All payments are done via the riders’ credit cards, making the experience even more seamless.
Uber is already present in over 140 cities in 40 countries. Lagos is the first city in Nigeria where Uber services have been launched.
To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7, or sign up at uber.com/app.
What to expect when you request a ride:
Base Fare: ₦1000.00
Minimum Fare: ₦1000.00
Fare per km: ₦250.00
Fare per Mile: ₦402.34
Fare per Min: ₦10.00
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Uber is a technology company that is providing services in over 140 cities across 40 different countries.
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