BENGALURU: Uber is piloting four new app features in India, including m.uber.com, a website version of Uber, request to book rides for a guest within and across cities, offline search for those with limited connectivity and a call to ride feature, for users to book rides without using the app.

“As a part of our efforts to enable global access to Uber, we’re focusing on two key areas for riders – building solutions for those who don’t have access to the Uber app and enabling our exis ..

The fourth feature, request for a guest, enables users to book a ride for a friend or family member within the same city or in a different city in India. The guest does not require a smartphone or the Uber app to view the estimated time of arrival of the cab or the drivers’ details but will be informed via text messages. This feature will also roll out in the next few weeks.