Last updated: 03:30 PM ET, Wed February 24 2016

Uber Adding Motorcycle Pilot Program in Thailand

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | February 24, 2016

Uber Adding Motorcycle Pilot Program in Thailand

Ride-hailing service Uber has continued to expand internationally, and the company has now launched a new pilot program called "UberMOTO" for motorcycles in developing counties.

According to Uber’s official website, the company introduced the new service Wednesday in Bangkok, Thailand, a place where the use of motorcycles is common due to the heavily congested roads.

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The UberMOTO service will be available in Bangkok's three central neighborhoods—Sathorn, Siam, and Silom—where users can request a motorcycle ride just as they would a car ride in the United States.

For safety, the motorcycle drivers will be equipped with a second helmet, live GPS tracking, two-way feedback and the ability to share trip details with family and friends. Add in affordable prices for rides, and Uber expects initial demand to be “off the charts.”

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UberMOTO will not be Uber’s first foray into motorcycle services, either, as Lucy Bayly of is reporting the company originally experimented with a similar program in Paris in 2012.


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