Founded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, Uber is a venture-funded startup and transportation network company. Uber connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services via a mobile app.

All hiring and payment is handled through the Uber app. The fare is billed automatically to the customer’s credit card. Users can reserve cars by sending a text message or using the mobile app, which also can be used to track their reserved car’s location.