ABN – Taxi-service application Uber has launched a low cost option for transportation in Lagos called uberX.
Each journey taken with the app will have a base fare of N10 per minute and will be taken in either a Toyota Camry, Kia Cerato, Hyundai Elantra or Honda Accord.
Uber is a cashless system where users are charged the fare electronically to their credit or debit card protecting both the riders and drives as all payments are traceable.
Each Uber taxi is fitted with a GPS tracking system that locates the rider on a map making it easier for them to be picked up.
A live GPS map also tracks the rider through the journey and the rider can share this with a third party who can track them to their destination.
Ebi Atawodi, general manager at Uber Lagos said: “People are changing the way they connect with their cities and get around, and we feel Uber is a big part of this revolution.
“We believe Nigerians should be allowed more choice in the way they travel and with uberX, we now offer unrivalled value for getting around Lagos safely and securely, at the touch of a button.
“To ensure that Uber riders receive the highest quality rides and reliability, all partner drivers have to have a driver institute card and commercial insurance before they are allowed to drive on the Uber system.
“Further all our drivers are vetted by the Uber team, making Uber the safest way to get around.”
Uber has also introduced UberBlack to Lagos, which provides a high-end luxury service.