South Carolina, Your uberX is arriving now!
Today at noon, uberX is hitting the streets of four South Carolina cities: Charleston, Greenville, Columbia, and Myrtle Beach. Now residents of the Palmetto State can request a ride at the touch of a button — it’s that easy! Uber will connect you with the closest available driver in town, ready to pick you up in minutes. You’ll see a photo of your drivers, the cars they are driving, and even watch them on the app as they drive toward you. There’s never been a safer, more seamless, and affordable way to move around your state.
Whether you want to soak up the sun on one of America’s best boardwalks, indulge in a King Street shopping spree, or dine out in downtown Columbia, let Uber be your ride.
What is uberX?
In South Carolina, our ridesharing service uberX offers Uber reliability with prices cheaper than a taxi. Our uberX driver partners have mid-range or hybrid vehicles in a variety of colors and styles, with seating for up to four passengers. To maintain the Uber standard you expect, all driver partners must undergo Uber’s rigorous screening process. In order to be an uberX partner in South Carolina, drivers must pass:
- A stringent background check
- A driving history check
- Ongoing quality controls
As always, your safety remains our highest priority. All Uber rides are backed by our insurance policy, and you will always have the option to rate every driver to help ensure the highest quality experience.
If you don’t see uberX at first, don’t worry! Since Uber is still in testing phase, there may be times when availability is limited. Just refresh your Uber app again after a few minutes to request a ride and you’ll be on your way. Uber’s most reliable coverage in your area can be found here, but will be rapidly expanding around your city.
Check out a few sample fares from around South Carolina:
- GSP International Airport to Downtown Greenville: $29
- King Street to North Charleston: $15
- USC to Williams-Brice Stadium: $7
Team Uber South Carolina
Today, we are excited to announce that Uber will give $5.5M to support a new robotics faculty chair as well as three fellowships at CMU. This gift is part of a partnership we announced earlier this year. In addition, we’re pumped to be part of a growing innovation ecosystem in Pittsburgh that includes world leading research institutions and companies, as well as an increasing number of start-ups.
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.