On Wednesday, Uber announced that it is launching a rental car network in partnership with Getaround, the San Francisco based private car rental company.
With Getaround’s model, car owners choose how long they want to offer their vehicle for rental. An array of vehicle types will be available for users, and cars can be rented for an hour or for days.
The deal comes as Uber grows beyond what made it famous: on-demand rides. They want to offer other modes of local transportation.
On Monday, the company said it had purchased Jump Bikes, a supplier of electric bicycles as well.