Uber will expand its business in the world of cars and road trips with the acquisition of the British company Autocab .

Autocab, that provides technology solutions for taxi operators and private rental vehicles, including reservation software , will maintain its independence and will have its own directive despite the purchase operation, of the one that has not disclosed financial details.

“Every month, thousands of people open the Uber app in places where the company does not operate to try to take a trip”, explained from the technology itself in the acquisition process. «Through Autocab’s iGo market , Uber will be able to connect these users with local operators they choose to make their reservation.»

“In turn,” he says, “operators should be able to expand their operations and offer more profit opportunities to local drivers. Uber will also explore additional revenue opportunities related to its platform for other services, such as delivery «.