UberWAV has expanded to London
UberWAV allows riders with relevant disabilities to request wheelchair accessible vehicles. When riders select the UberWAV option, they're connected with vehicles equipped with ramps or lifts. UberWAV is expanding on the city’s and state’s efforts by connecting riders with wheelchair accessible vehicles directly through the Uber app. For the first time, riders requiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle now have access to reliable, on-demand transportation.
Uber has just announced that it will be expanding is UberWAV services to London, UK. It will give disabled customers the power to call a car that features a rear-entry ramp, winch and restraints. UberWAV, operates in more than 10 US cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington. Toronto and Sydney are also covered. UberWAV carries the same cost UberX, and can now be booked across Greater London. Uber says that UberWAV drivers will have "received Disability Equality Training from Transport for All, and Inclusion London." Uber has said that it is launching the service with 55 vehicles, and plans to expand to have more than 100 vehicles in the coming months. While Uber has pledged to keep waiting times to a minimum, average wait times in the service's first few weeks are expected to be around 25 to 40 minutes.