Summary of Uber’s Plan to Get More People into Fewer Cars

Looking for the video?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

Uber’s Plan to Get More People into Fewer Cars summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans




  • Eye Opening
  • Overview
  • Background


Uber is no stranger to controversy. However, the firm started with a simple, noble goal: to offer users a ride at the click of a button. As CEO Travis Kalanick explains, Uber’s success has sparked a grander ambition: “to turn every car into a shared car,” thereby reducing carbon emissions and the number of cars on the road. Curious consumers seeking Kalanick’s response to Uber’s numerous disputes won’t find answers here, alas. Yet getAbstract believes his address offers knowledgeable insights on what the future of transportation may look like.

About the Speaker

Travis Kalanick is co-founder and CEO of Uber, a global ride-sharing platform.



Uber’s ride-sharing concept is not novel. In 1914, a car salesman from Los Angeles coined a similar idea after noticing long lines of people waiting for street trolleys. He put a sign on his car advertising five-cent “jitney” rides. By 1915, more than 150,000 people in LA, 50,000 in Seattle, and 45,000 in Kansas took jitney rides each day. Trolley companies, sensing their transportation monopoly was in danger, coerced cities to adopt crippling regulations, such as requiring jitney drivers to purchase costly licenses or to be in their cars for at least 16 hours per day. By 1919, regulations had put the jitney...

More on this topic

Customers who read this summary also read

Customer Expectations Push Brands to Do Better
What’s Next for the Sharing Economy?
The World in 2019
Incentivize Creative Teams with Meaning, Not Perks
The Rise of the Refugee Startup
Disruptive Demographics

Related Channels

Comment on this summary