Uber as well as Lyft each want to be the all-encompassing transportation platform of the future, shepherding people around the earth through whatever means is actually best suited — as well as the ride-hailing firms are getting close.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC last week the company wanted to be “the A-to-B platform for transportation.”
Khosrowshahi said he wants to serve customers, “whether of which’s taking a car, whether of which’s taking a pooled car, whether of which’s taking a bike, whether you should walk or even currently we want to build out the capability for you to take a bus or subway.”
Lyft co-founder John Zimmer shares the ambition, telling The Atlantic This kind of week of which his company’s vision “is actually to improve people’s lives with the earth’s best transportation” — automobile or otherwise.
Here’s a rundown of each company’s offering, via last-mile eco-friendly options to flexible as well as high-end services: