Transportation startups are all the rage these days. Uber is one of the most popular in the industry. So, what’s it all about?
Uber is is a transportation company that employees everyday people that drive their own personal vehicle to take you on trips from one place to another. Because of the low overhead, Uber rides tend to be less expensive than transportation services like taxis and shuttles (though not always). If you’ve been wondering what this ride-share business is all about and are thinking about trying Uber, we’ve got everything you need to know.
What’s new with Uber?
Recently, Uber announced it will soon be implementing changes to its app that include the ability to tip your driver. You can also now request a ride for someone other than yourself. When you select a pickup location that is not your current one, you’ll be asked if the ride is for a family member or friend. You can then select the rider from your address book, set their destination, and request the ride for them.
What is Uber?
Uber is a transportation service that allows riders to contact drivers that are in the area for a ride via the Uber app. When you request a ride, the closest available driver will be contacted with your request. That driver can agree to the ride and will pick you up.
Your payment information will already be set up in the Uber app, so you won’t have to exchange cash or have your credit or debit card swiped at the end of the ride. You can just say, “thanks” and hop out.
Everything takes place within the Uber app, so there isn’t any fuss or muss. You don’t have to call a cab operator or make sure you have enough cash. You…
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