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UberRent? - Uber for Apartments? No. Rental Cars...again.

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TonyAlmeida
1149 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Uber offers so many services that I can no longer keep track anymore.  I know they rented cars to drivers before, so this may not even new.  Was it just not called UberRent before?

This naming doens't even make sense either.  UberSomething should be something that is offered to the consumers, not workers or drivers.  "UberRent" should mean a Uber-like service that rents me stuff.  Maybe an apartment.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/11/uber-rent/

"Uber has teamed up with peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround to launch a new product made for those who'd rather have the whole vehicle to themselves. The company's new offering is called Uber Rent, and it will give you a way to find, rent and unlock cars listed on Getaround's platform from within the Uber app. While you'll be able rent whatever vehicle you prefer by the hour or the day, whether it's an SUV/van for a whole family or a low-emission sedan for yourself, the feature will initially be available in San Francisco only."

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    CrazyCrayons
    146
     4 years ago

    Haven't you heard of UberAir?  LOL.  It sounds like someone will rush over to you with a can of fresh air.

    Perri-air.

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    HaileyGraff
    25
     4 years ago

    What else would you call it, Uber Rental Car? That seems a bit long. Makes sense to me.

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    B-girlAnderson11
    82
     4 years ago

    Well, by your logic, UberPool is a serice where someone brings you a pool.

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    eForceX77
    113
     4 years ago

    Well, this was announced in April, so it isn't new.  but yes, even before that they had rental programs.  wasn't the parntership with zipCar just 2017?  

    BTW, also remember that "Uber Rent" is not how Uber is branding it.  It's what this article writer just used. (I think)