Uber Enters Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-10-22

On October 20, Uber, a US-based private hire car service, which uses a smartphone application to connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire, made presence in Chengdu.
In the city, the company is currently offering two kinds of services: Uber Black, a marquee black car service, and People’s Uber, a new model of ride-sharing service which allows private individuals to pick up passengers. Chengdu is Uber’s 7th operation in inland China and the first in western China.
According to Allen Penn, Head of Uber Asia Operations, at present, Chengdu customers can book vehicles Audi A6L and Q7, Benz S series, and Land Rover etc. Additionally, the new service, People’s Uber, is a non-profit service being tested, through which passengers can make a request for a ride-sharing and only share the trip cost with the car owners. All the cars and their owners are checked and approved by Uber.

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