The news: Uber is opening its ride-hailing ecosystem to New York City taxis to help offset driver shortage and rising fares, per TechCrunch.
Here’s how it works: New York City riders will be able to hail taxi cabs right on the Uber app later this spring. The move helps alleviate Uber’s driver shortage and unlocks a new market for taxis, while laying the groundwork for Uber’s transformation into a super app—or a services ecosystem in a single app interface.
The bigger picture: Uber is reinventing itself into a super app that also handles groceries, ticket purchases, telehealth requests, and medical transportation.
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