According to reports, people familiar with the matter said Uber was considering acquiring free now, a joint venture between Daimler and BMW, to increase its market share in Europe and Latin America. Uber expressed interest in the acquisition at a time when free now was unable to attract more investors because of the new crown epidemic, people familiar with the matter said. As the online car Hailing market is facing various challenges, the pricing is very difficult, so the related transactions will be very complex. According to people familiar with the matter, there is no guarantee that the two sides will reach a deal at present, and there may be other bidders. Uber and BMW spokesmen declined to comment, while Daimler spokesmen said they would not respond to speculation. Daimler and BMW merged their travel businesses last year to form a joint venture, your now, which includes five services, including free now online car Hailing. Free now used to operate as mytaxi, and later integrated online car Hailing applications such as kapten in France, beat in Greece and clever taxi in Romania. < / P > < p > as of June, Daimler valued half of its own now stake at EUR 618 million (US $720 million). The joint venture’s business also includes smaller businesses such as parking service park now and car sharing platform share now. < / P > < p > Daimler and BMW are interested in selling free now, indicating that they want to focus on generating cash and improving efficiency with their core automotive business. Other car makers are also shrinking travel services, with General Motors shutting down Maven car sharing earlier this year and Ford ending chariot’s on-demand bus service in 2019. < / P > < p > for both technology companies and automobile manufacturers, it is a challenge to make profits from travel services. Traffic laws and regulations vary greatly in different regions, so it is difficult to do a large-scale operation before the outbreak of Xinguan epidemic. < / P > < p > before the new outbreak, free now’s total revenue is expected to grow from 2.5 billion euros next year to 8 billion euros (9.3 billion dollars) in 2022. However, this growth expectation was seriously affected by the epidemic, and free now was forced to lay off staff in April. < p > < p > headquartered in San Francisco, Uber provides online car hailing, meal delivery and delivery services through mobile phone applications. Its business scope covers 10000 cities in 70 countries or regions, with a total revenue of $14.1 billion last year. Chinese version of K-car: reading a10e design drawing exposure