Uber to explore integration with ONDC to expand mobility offerings; signs MoU – ET Auto

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T Koshy, MD & CEO of ONDC and Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia

New Delhi: Uber, a leading ridesharing platform, signed on Thursday a MoU with Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) to explore an integration with the network to expand the range of mobility offerings on the Uber app.

The MoU with ONDC, a private non-profit organization established by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade of Government of India, is to strengthen Uber’s mission of bringing safe, affordable and reliable rides to the customers in India, the company said.

At an event in Bengaluru, Uber’s global CEO Dara Khosrowshahi spoke with Infosys Chairman, Nandan Nilekani on the subject of ‘Building Population Scale Technology.’ Khosrowshahi said companies and governments around the world can learn from the scale and ambition of India’s Digital Public Infrastructure. He added that as a technology company, Uber views open source tech stacks with a lot of interest and recognizes the opportunities they bring for everyone.

Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, said, “Our vision for Uber in India is to serve the mobility needs of all Indians. This is in line with ONDC’s objective of democratizing digital commerce. We are excited to take our first step through this MoU with ONDC to explore how we can accelerate our ambition to make Uber a platform for every Indian’s daily mobility needs. We are committed to play our part in helping speed up and strengthen India’s digital transformation.”

T Koshy, MD & CEO, ONDC, said, “As the Open Network is continuously evolving, MTT (Mobility, Transport and Travel) is certainly a critical sector for us. Different players togetheron the Network foster innovation and new business models. Today’s MoU is a major step forward, and one we hope will enable a diverse range of mobility solutions to benefit every Indian.”

Over the past 10 years, Uber’s technological innovation has helped revolutionize mobility for millions. The app has reshaped India’s transportation landscape, offering safe, reliable and affordable rides to people in 125 cities across a range of different vehicle types. The ridesharing company helps more than 900,000 Indians earn a living each month by driving with Ube, the company said in a media release.

  • Published On Feb 22, 2024 at 03:17 PM IST

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