Uber launches new app and digital wallet in Brazil

Uber announced a series of new offers to strengthen its presence in Brazil at the event held in Sao Paulo (26).

In its second market, Uber has more than 22 million users and 500,000 drivers in Brazil. This mobile company has announced Uber Lite, a 5 MB application for users of Android smartphones equipped with mobile connectivity technology since 2014.

Manik Gupta, vice president of Uber Lite, says: "In Brazil, where platform growth is more pronounced in the metropolitan area, Uber Lite offers more travel opportunities.

The company also launched Uber Cash, a digital wallet for unpaid people. This allows you to add credits in advance by purchasing a prepaid card at your super store. This application, which can also be used with debit cards and credit cards, allows users to pay travel and meals at Uber Eats.

"We need to accept more payment methods because we want all of Brazil to provide access to Uber, but today's experience will be much easier," said Rob Daniel, Financial Product Director Says.

In addition, the company announced that it will launch a new version of Uber Pool in Brazil, Uber Pool will provide passenger and driver meeting points and reduce passenger travel costs by up to 30%. The company also announced a partnership with fintech Zen Finance for microcredit to adapt the vehicle to use compressed natural gas as a cheaper alternative fuel.

This announcement follows the last month's announcement that Uber will invest A $ 250 million (US $ 61 million) in a new Brazil-based technology development center specializing in security products over the next five years. . This center will focus on applications such as real-time data processing, advanced telematics, machine learning and mobile development.

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