Uber Technologies Inc. is surely an American worldwide online transportation network company headquartered in San fran, California. It develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile “app”, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a vacation request, that this software package then automatically sends on the Uber driver nearest on the consumer, alerting the driver towards the location with the customer. Uber drivers use their own personal cars. At the time of August 2016, the service was accessible in over 66 countries and 507 cities worldwide.The Uber app automatically calculates the fare and transfers the payment on the driver. Since Uber’s launch, several other companies have replicated its business design, a trend containing become called “Uberification”.
The legality of Uber has been challenged by governments and taxi companies, who allege the reason is using drivers who are not licensed drive an automobile taxicabs is unsafe and illegal; some taxi driver unions have called Uber drivers “pirate taxis”.