Back in September 2014, we launched UberMILITARY with a promise to give servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses an opportunity to earn a flexible income by driving with Uber. Today I am proud to announce that more than 50,000 members of the military community have signed up as drivers and nearly half have already driven. We’re now focused on getting more folks on the road, and finding ways we can do more for veterans and their families.
At Uber, we work day in and day out to provide a great experience for drivers and riders in cities all over the world. But we know there will always be times when you need to get in contact: a purse left in a car; an abusive passenger; a bug in the app. And when you do need to get in touch — whether you’re a driver or a rider — our goal is to make it as quick and painless as possible. That’s why we’re doubling down on our in-app support technology so that when you need to get in touch, it’s as quick and easy as getting a ride.
We are excited to announce Family Profiles, a new feature that lets up to 10 riders safely and easily share one payment method.
At Uber, technology is a core piece of how we improve safety in transportation. We’re proud to announce today that SafetyNet –– an expansion of the “ShareMyETA” feature that lets riders share trip details with loved ones in two taps –– is now available to riders across the United States and in select markets internationally.
Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are teaming up again this year to urge partygoers to plan ahead for the most important part of the night: the ride home. Today through January 1, 2016, Uber will donate $10 to MADD for every ride home purchased through UberEVENTS+MADD. Guests who take a ride home through UberEVENTS+MADD instead of getting behind the wheel will not only be making a smart choice for their cities and streets, they’ll also be supporting MADD’s important work to end drunk driving and aid victims and survivors.
A new survey shows that more people are using the platform on the side, higher numbers of women are starting to drive, and driver-partners are using the app as passengers as well.
This World AIDS Day, we’re partnering with (RED) and enabling riders to help drive towards an AIDS Free Generation. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Uber riders in more than 150 cities nationwide can join the fight by choosing to ride (RED) and donate $5 on top of their normal fare.
Flu season is just around the corner and we want to help you beat the bug. On Thursday, flu prevention is on demand through UberHEALTH and available across 35 US cities. Learn how you can outsmart the flu now.
Starting this week in the Bay Area, drivers will be able to set their destination twice a day when they want to be matched only with riders traveling in a similar direction. Whether it’s commuting to the areas where rides are needed most, driving back home at the end of the day, or running errands around town, drivers can set their destination to earn fares that are along their route.
Two weeks ago we had the purrfect day delivering cuddly cuteness across 50 cities with UberKITTENS. Check out the paw-some results and more meow!