View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
June 1, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 1:31pm

How does Uber work?

Taxi drivers around the world hate it, but why the fuss around Uber?

By Joao Lima

Uber is an on-demand taxi app, which has set a new level of digital disruption across the world.

The application runs on Android and iOS phones and once a ride is requested, the app’s software will automatically send out an alert to the closest available driver to pick up the person requesting the journey.

Another advantage is that all payments happen digitally, so there is no need for cash.

How to sign up

To use the service, costumers have to register first. This can be done on the company’s website,, or via the phone app (which can be downloaded from app stores and is essential to use the service going forward).

The registration process will ask you for your name, phone number, email, language (to present you the content in your desired language) and in the end, you will be requested to register a form of payment by inserting either a debit or credit card details.

Once this is done, you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions; press the sign up button and you are ready to go.

Content from our partners
Five key challenges facing the fashion industry
<strong>How to get the best of both worlds in the hybrid cloud</strong>
The key to good corporate cybersecurity is defence in depth

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.