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Yelp Fusion adds new licensees – Partnering with Uber on its new Explore product, integrating into automotive infotainment systems and more

Millions of people rely on Yelp’s trusted content to make spending decisions, like which museum is the best for young kids, which locksmith is the most reliable and responsive, or what’s the hottest new restaurant that everyone is raving about. But it’s not just on Yelp where people can find this high quality information – through Yelp Fusion, consumers can access Yelp through their car’s infotainment system, voice assistants, search engines, mapping apps and more. We’re excited to announce that Yelp’s trusted content can now be accessed through Uber Explore, a new product in the Uber app that will allow customers to browse and book experiences – including dinner reservations, live events, and other fun activities.

Originally announced in 2016, Yelp Fusion now has thousands of developers integrating Yelp search and local content, resulting in Yelp data being available across more platforms and experiences today than ever before. With millions of annual updates to Yelp business pages – along with significant investments to help keep our data fresh and mitigate misinformation – Yelp is a trusted local data source for leading enterprises. 

Yelp Content in Uber Explore – Helping People Discover and Get to Great Local Businesses 

Through Yelp’s latest collaboration with Uber, the ride sharing app’s users now have access to Yelp’s high quality local business content, enabling them to discover local restaurants, nightlife businesses, gyms, fitness studios, arts and entertainment businesses, parks and more, in the new Uber Explore tab. Uber riders will see business details, such as location, hours, and contact info, as well as Yelp ratings, reviews and photos from the Yelp community. Riders can also make reservations at restaurants without leaving the Uber app. Uber Explore is currently available in more than a dozen cities and regions in the U.S., including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, New Jersey, Memphis, Upstate New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Minneapolis – St. Paul, and Orlando.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Yelp as we launch Uber Explore, our first lifestyle product in the Uber app that helps our customers browse, book and ride to dinner reservations, tourist attractions, local activities, and more,” said Adib Roumani, Uber Explore Product Lead.

Yelp Content Available in More than Half of New Vehicles Sold in the U.S.

With integrations in dozens of automotive brands, including Ford Motor Company, Audi, and many more, Yelp Fusion Automotive delivers the most flexible and scalable platform for manufacturers to modernize their infotainment and in-dash product experiences with best-in-class local content. Yelp’s flexible licensing and data delivery models (API and data feeds) integrate seamlessly with evolving original equipment manufacturer tech stacks, such as Cerence for conversational AI capabilities and Telenav for embedded software.

Through these integrations drivers can access Yelp content in their cars through connected navigation, haptic and voice search, and driver concierge, providing consumers with the ability to discover great local businesses, make restaurant reservations and find service pros on the go.

To bring Yelp content to consumers using partner products outside their cars, Yelp Fusion Enterprise serves non-automotive consumer websites, apps, and products. From supporting business owners by combining conversational artificial intelligence with Yelp data through Goodcall; making replacing your tires a more seamless process with Yelp installer recommendations in SimpleTire; providing local content for Neeva, the first ad-free, private search engine; and more – Yelp’s reliable, high quality and accurate information on local businesses goes beyond the Yelp app and website. 

If you’re interested in integrating Yelp’s trusted data and content into your consumer product, learn more about our powerful APIs and our Automotive and Enterprise licensing programs on the Yelp Fusion website.