Uber U.S. dispatch major looking ahead to the Olympics, tie-up discussion with a taxi company in Tokyo
Uber Dalla Kosloshahi, CEO of U.S. dispatcher, told NHK in an interview in Tokyo that he was discussing a partnership with a taxi company in Tokyo in anticipation of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. .
Uber in the U.S. is a company that offers a service where registered general drivers drive a car and pick up when calling a car with a smartphone application, and operate in 69 countries around the world, In Japan, such services are not allowed, and in Tokyo, only hire vehicles are dispatched.
CEO Kosroshahi, who came to Japan on Tuesday, said, "We are negotiating with a taxi company to increase our presence in Tokyo in preparation for the Olympics." He stated his intention to expand services in Tokyo.
Uber is currently partnering with taxis in Osaka and Nagoya, etc., and can call a taxi with a smartphone app, CEO Koslo Shahi said, "The strategy in Japan to partner with a taxi company can be developed in other countries. I'm thinking. "
In the field of vehicle dispatching services, competition has been fierce this month, with taxi giant Nippon Kotsu Holdings and IT company DNA agreeing to integrate their businesses.
Uber Eats Dialogue with Deliveryman
Uber's Kosloshahi CEO said that some of the UberEats delivery service, which provides food and drinks to customers as a delivery person, calls for improved treatment such as compensation in Japan. To provide better opportunities for courier workers to earn money. "
People who work on a one-off basis through the Internet, such as "Uber Eats", are called "gigworkers" and are now increasing around the world, while companies such as Uber are treating these people as employees and It has been pointed out that security costs should be covered.
CEO Kosulo Shahi said, "People in the world are overly obsessed with the old classification of working as full-time or part-time. Full-time employees have the flexibility to work and earn whenever they want. I want to create a new way of working that provides some degree of protection like this. "