Uber has been one of the most popular cab aggregators in India since past few years. It stands head-to-head with Ola Cabs, a domestic cab hailing service, and is still preferred by many despite the latter offering more India-specific features. This year has been an important one for Uber, the major reason being the resignation by Travis Kalanick and the appointment of Dara Khosrowshahi, former Expedia CEO, as the new head of Uber.
Besides this, the company has seen an overall growth and increase in the number of cab bookings across the world. That said, Uber has decided to make its own 2017 year-ender content more detailed and country-specific. And as expected, Uber has made an Indian version of ‘Year With Uber 2017’ jotting down some metrics it noticed in India throughout the year.
Here they are:
-According to Uber, most Indians are in love with the time 6PM. Apparently, India Uber-ed the most at 6PM every day. “Indians took the most trips at this time of the day, suggesting that we knock off work by 6 pm before plotting a speedy escape,” says the firm.
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-While that was the favourite time, the favourite day for Uber-ing was none other than Friday. “But Friday is when things get really hectic, as we found. Indians definitely know how to max out their weekends,” says the cab aggregator.
-As for the date, Uber saw Indians booking the maximum cabs across the country, on August 11, which also happens to be a pre-Independence day Friday.
-On the other side of the river is October 30, the day on which Uber earned the least in India as it recorded the least cab booking on that day. “Monday, 30th of October was the least popular day to ride, which probably saw some of us suffering the Monday morning blues,” says Uber.
-And several Indians did travel outside India and booked Uber cabs, metrics of which have also been mentioned. The cab-hailing service says that Indians who were outside the country booked cabs in 566 cities across 80 countries. “Popular countries to visit among Indian Uber users include USA, Singapore, UK, Malaysia, UAE, with the USA coming out tops as the most popular holiday destination,” adds Uber.
-In what can be called as a milestone for Uber, the company clocked its 15 billionth ride this year on May 20th. While this was on a global level, India too was a part of it as it was hosting 19 of the 156 simultaneous trips that constituted of Uber’s 5 billionth ride globally.
-The company also entered the Indian food delivering market this year with UberEats. While the service is not as widespread as Zomato or Foodpanda, it still has expanded over a couple of cities. Uber says that Indians ordered ‘Samosa Chole’ the most. The service’s biggest date for food delivery orders was June 18, the same day when the India vs. Pakistan ICC Champions Final took place.
Concluding its year-ender, Uber has also put up a video that shows a custom video with your trip details. For this one would need to sign-in to their Uber accounts and give it access to their Profile, Location and other details. You can also watch the video without logging in, but that’ll be just a generalised, boring one.