Technologies Inc., the US-based online taxi dispatch company, has officially launched its services in Lahore. Uber offers a free GPS-enabled mobile app, which allows smartphone users to submit a trip request which is then routed to drivers from private car companies within 10 minutes. All Uber drivers have car registration certificates and driving licences. They also go through police verification and background checks. The drivers have to attend a mandatory sexual harassment seminar. Operating in 300 cities in more than 60 countries, Uber will be offering its services in Karachi and Islamabad this year.