Reading Time: 6 minutes Stock Quote: Thanks for being here It all started at Uber with a simple idea: What if you could order a ride with your smartphone? What began as a simple thought soon became a global brand that strives to bring you closer to your goals worldwide. On a cold winter evening in Paris, Travis Kalanick …
Connecting with the Uber Driver
Once the connection between driver and passenger is successfully establishing, a photo of the other person displays. Subsequently, there is also the possibility to contact each other in case of difficulties in finding each other. Thus, as a user, you can track the arrival of the Uber car on the app and always see exactly where the driver is.
Accordingly, not only drivers but also users can cancel an already booked trip. On the condition, that this happens within the first two to five minutes after request, the cancellation is free of charge. Anyone who cancels a trip beyond that must pay the penalty. The exact amount varies depending on the city.
To some extent, we all have some sympathy for the Toyota Hybrid taxi drivers. However, but the cars are just far away from being “travel in style”, and the interior is regularly skanky. Therefore, the most average person would prefer a comfortable, clean, air-conditioned and equally expensive ride in a Mercedes S-Class. This especially since you can choose whether you want a conversation or are forced to have one.
When you send a request for a ride, it automatically goes first to the closest driver. The driver gets then “pinged” and has 15 seconds to accept or reject the trip.
As a matter of being a pure collaboration platform, Uber has found a smart way to keep its prices low. The company does not have to maintain cars. Furthermore, it does not have to worry about formalities, such as taxi licenses. That’s the reason why Uber can keep its costs very low.
The exact fare depends on several factors: Traffic volume, distance, estimated journey time and the current number of requests.