Transportation providing company Uber is offering a new service in private beta right now, called UberX. Right now itâs being tested in the biggest markets, San Francisco and New York City.
As we noted, Uber is rolling out a fleet of hybrid vehicles, called UberX, as an option to the typical experience of a Town Car. Itâs in private beta for San Francisco and New York City only right now.
Our friend Steve Streza took a spin in something other than a black Town Car today, and hereâs what he had to say:
Itâs just as easy to book as any Uber ride from the phone. It was a little tough identifying the car as it wasnât the standard black town. Itâs as comfortable as a typical cab ride, although the driver did move the seats forward for more legroom. Itâs definitely better than cabs.
This is what popped up on Steveâs screen, letting him know that he had access to UberX.
â Steve Streza (@SteveStreza) July 4, 2012
And the car itself? Hereâs a gander:
It definitely looks like a cozier ride, and of course itâs cheaper too. If those two things donât get you jazzed enough, itâs better for the environment as well. Cab companies have been shaking in their boots since Uber launched its service, and San Francisco even forced the company to change its name from Uber Cab to avoid confusion.
Iâve been saying this for a while, but Uber is successfully pulling off one of the most impressive feats of disruption that Iâve ever seen. All thanks to technology.