Travelling within the world’s busiest cities is always a hassle to those of us who do not own a vehicle of our own. Public transport is often unsuitable in terms of comfort and privacy, and is quite cumbersome too. It also does not cater to specific times or immediate needs of travel within a city.
While Taxis are widely prevalent in many cities, hailing a cab is often left to chance. Customers have no control over the situation, and must merely wait until a free taxi shows up. This does not suit many customers, especially the working class who have to be at a particular location at a specific time and cannot be delayed.
It is this very dilemma that Uber tries to overcome. Founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, the company was born out of a situation Kalanick faced while in Paris in which he was unable to find a taxi to get to a conference. Realizing that this was an issue faced by countless travellers around the world, the duo decided to launch Uber Cabs. Uber is now available in many countries across the world, including United States, France, and Australia.