The Uber resolution – always a reliable ride!
As December 31st approaches, it’s only natural to plan for the new year. Some of us just want to lose those extra five pounds, but Uber’s core resolution is to always be a reliable ride.
Surge pricing helps us achieve that because it gets more cars on the road for nights where there’s a massive spike in demand. For more info, read the Q&A from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
After last New Year’s Eve, we heard your feedback and made a number of changes to make our pricing clear and straight-forward. But we want to be even more clear and transparent in our pricing. We’re not waiting until 2013 to get started on that resolution so we’ve already made changes across iPhone, Android and our mobile request site, m.uber.com.
On the latest version of the Uber iPhone app, the fare estimator will help you determine the cost of your ride, so you can also get the approximate cost before you request a car (Android users, we’re working hard to get this out to you soon).
You may not know who you’ll be kissing when the clock strikes midnight, but you won’t be surprised when you get into an Uber. So break open the bubbly, enjoy the fireworks, and have a wonderful new year, wherever you need to go!
We have developed a new pilot program – Xchange Leasing – which is a leasing option administered by an Uber subsidiary and designed to fit with the flexibility that drivers value most. The Xchange lease is one of a kind, and offers value that traditional auto leases do not provide. Unlike most multi-year leases that have high fees for early termination, drivers who participate in Xchange for at least 30 days will be able to return the car with only two weeks notice, and limited additional costs. The program allows for unlimited mileage and the option to lease a used car, with routine maintenance also included.
A new report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives.
New technologies are creating opportunities no one could have imagined. To understand Uber’s place in that trend, we commissioned a survey of our driver-partners and put together a comprehensive analysis.