June 15, 2017 / 11:05 AM / a month ago

RPT-FACTBOX-Uber's sprawling ambitions

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By Heather Somerville

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has pursued a slew of businesses beyond taxi service to augment growth. Its ambitions run the gamut from motorcycles to flying cars.

Black Cars

The original Uber model is a luxury black-car service available at the touch of a mobile app.

Low-Cost Cars

Uber launched UberX and UberPOP to offer cheaper on-demand rides from casual drivers.


UberPOOL is the company's carpooling service in which drivers pick up multiple passengers.

Boats and Motorcycles

UberBOAT is a water taxi service Uber offers in certain cities, including Istanbul. Uber brought a motorcycle taxi services, UberMOTO, to Asia.


Uber joined the food-delivery business with UberEATS, an app for ordering takeout meals.


UberRUSH is the company's delivery service for flowers, documents and other parcels.

Car Leasing

Uber started a car leasing program, Xchange Leasing, to entice drivers who don't own cars to start working for Uber.


Uber for Business is a ride management platform for business managers to keep track of employee rides and organize expenses.

Autonomous Driving

Uber started the Advanced Technologies Group to build self-driving car and mapping technology, with offices in San Francisco, Toronto and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Otto, the self-driving truck startup Uber bought in August, and Uber Freight, the newly launched freight brokerage app, make up Uber's foray into long-haul trucking.

Flying Cars

Uber in April announced a plan to develop a network flying cars by 2020. (Editing by Marla Dickerson)

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