National, September 08, 2018: On the sidelines of India’s first Global Mobility Summit, Eric Allison, Head of Aviation Programs, Uber and Nikhil Goel, Head of Product, Aviation, Uber received a private meeting with the Honb’le Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi yesterday. Eric apprised the Hon’ble Prime Minister of the potential of Uber Elevate, showcasing the exciting future Uber Air can bring to the region and to the world and discussed how a multi-modal mobility platform can contribute to the economy while helping cities reduce congestion and pollution. Eric also attended the Move Summit and stressed on the importance of a strong foundation for the next generation of innovations including eVTOLs, carpooling and autonomous vehicles.
On his meeting with PM Modi, Eric Allison, Head of Aviation Programs, Uber, said, “I am very excited to be in India and to be discussing the future of urban mobility with one of the most visionary leaders in the world today, PM Modi. The Global Mobility Summit is a great initiative that is recognizing the benefits of shared mobility and looking at ways to reimagine urban mobility in conversation with industry leaders. Uber is committed to partner the govt in this mission to Move India forward.”
Talking about Uber Elevate and India being one of five shortlisted countries that could be home to the first international Uber Air City within the next five years at the summit, Eric Allison reiterated Uber’s commitment to India and leveraging technology to make experiences for both riders and drivers as seamless as possible.
Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and more than five billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.