(Pocket-Lint) – Uber re-announced Uberpool in 2014, allowing users to share rides and save money when they were heading in the same direction, or taking the same route.
The feature was removed when the Covid-19 hit the global epidemic, as sharing a car with other family members was not recommended. Although Uber has relaunched a version of Uberpool, only UberX has been renamed and shared.
Here’s what you need to know about UberX shares, including what it is and where it’s available.
What is UberX Share?
UberX shares were announced as a feature on June 21, 2022, and this is the resumption of shared rides after the break in 2020. Dr. Uber It “changed” the experience and heard feedback from riders and drivers, as well as tested the service through various pilots around the world.
The UberX share feature will allow you to share a ride with another rider going in the same direction. You will receive an advance discount if you select UberX shares in the Uber app. If you match a co-rider on your ride, you will get a discount of up to 20 percent of the total fare.
To prevent delays due to pick-up and drop-off, Uber will only meet you with someone who is approaching you. The company says it designed UberX shares to arrive a maximum of eight minutes after you select a standard UberX.
In addition to saving users money, UberX shares the idea to “help reduce gas consumption, vehicle-mile and passenger emissions, and make transportation more affordable,” Uber said.
It added: “Our pooling product has long been a favorite of riders, ranging from spontaneous solo songs to meeting new friends and other fun opportunity encounters. We believe UberX shares, and the improvements we’ve made for drivers and riders make it even better.” Will do. More than before. “
How does UberX Share work?
In the same way that UberPool worked, when you request a ride in the Uber app, you’ll be able to select UberX shares from the list of available car options – as long as UberX shares are available in your country and city.
As you usually do when requesting a ride, you need to put your destination in the Uber app and then you will get a list of comfort and UberX share options from UberX and UberX XL, if available.
When you select UberX shares, you’ll be greeted with a pop-up of how it works, which will tell you that Uber will save you 20 percent if you find a co-order on your route. This savings will not apply if you end up manually for the duration of your ride.
You will save one seat per request and you should not arrive more than eight minutes late if you choose a standard UberX.
Where are UberX shares available?
UberX is being tested in U.S. cities to get started with shares, but Uber says it plans to expand the service to more cities in the summer.
Currently, UberX shares are available in the following cities:
- New York City
- San Francisco
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- San Diego
Written by Brita O’Boyle.