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You Can Now Uber a Hot Air Balloon

You Can Now Uber a Hot Air Balloon

Anybody can call an Uber and get to their destination via car. Really, it’s kind of getting a bit tired, right? Aren’t you ready to wow your friends, family, and colleagues by arriving places in something a bit more impressive? Well Uber’s got your back, because they are launching a way to let certain Uber members actually call a hot air balloon or a boat when they need a ride.

I’m being totally serious, too.

As Gizmodo reports, the ridiculous-yet-wonderful feature will only be available to Uber users in China (for now, anyway). The company announced its ride sharing vehicle additions at TechCrunch Shanghai, and is introducing the creative commuting choices thanks to some pretty heated competition in China with ride-sharing rival Didi Chuxing. Responding to fierce competition over customers, Uber China made the logical next step when fighting for customers on the roads–they took to the air and to the seas. Because I know that when I need a ride home after a night out with the girls, the best option is to ride precariously perched in a basket or bouncing about on choppy seas. I guess.

For now, us American Uber users will have to still get our rides on the roads in cars like cavemen, but there is always the hope that if the program really takes off in China that it might make its way to other countries. After all, if you’re going to get violently seasick or get an extreme case of vertigo, you might as well have a crazy story to go with it, right?

Would you ever use an Uber hot air balloon or an Uber boat? What crazy vehicle do you want Uber to start adding to their ride-sharing service? Tell us what you think in the comments!

Image credit: Jon Collier/ImNotQuiteJack on Flickr.com

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