One year since starting operations in Cluj Napoca, US ridesharing service Uber boasts with tens of thousands of people that have used the service, including 25,000 tourists from over 75 countries, as a press release informs. UK tourists rank first among the foreigners who used Uber in Cluj, followed by those from US and France.
After one year, a car reaches users on average in four minutes, compared to over 10 minutes in August, 2016.
Moreover, at the 2017 edition of UNTOLD, the largest music festival in Europe, the demand was more than 10 times higher than in 2016. About 1 in 3 festival participants used the service, whether they personally ordered Uber or shared the race with more friends.
The user with the most rides during the festival used Uber for 15 times, and the longest ride was 36 kilometers.
At the same time, on the occasion of a one-year anniversary in Cluj Napoca,
Uber announces the launch of a new service for the families: UberCHILDSEAT, the only service in Cluj with cars equipped with car seats for children, ECE R44 / 04 certified, according to EU standards.
UberCHILDSEAT is available in Cluj Napoca as of August 9, 2017, with a rate of RON 1.95 per kilometre, RON 0.27 per minute and a minimum tariff of RON 10.
According to European legislation and the Romanian Road Code, children, but also small adults up to a height of 1.35 meters can only be transported by car if seated in seats designed specifically for small passengers.
Currently, Uber with a baby car seat is the only option in Cluj to carry children safely when parents want to give up their personal car.