uberPOOL Just Got More Punctual
Riders tell us they take uberPOOL because they want to save money and take some of the stress out of their daily journeys. So they’re happy to go a few minutes out of their way to share a ride with other passengers.
But sometimes time is of the essence. When you’re rushing to make a flight or a job interview, you can’t afford to be late. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new uberPOOL feature that offers you peace of mind as you plan your journey. With the new “Arrive By” feature on uberPOOL, we guarantee you’ll arrive at your destination before the time quoted — or we’ll give you $2 off your next uberPOOL trip.
Here’s How it Works:
- Make sure you have the latest version of the Uber app.
- Select uberPOOL and enter your pick-up and drop-off locations.
- You’ll see a price and the latest time you’ll reach your destination –– even if another rider joins your trip.
- Look good? Hit “Request uberPOOL” and you’ll be on your way.
Because your app shows you the absolute latest time you’ll reach your destination, you will often arrive well before the estimate shown. We are offering the “Arrive By” feature first in LA, and look forward to rolling it out in additional markets soon.
uberPOOL represents a new way to get around. It’s affordable, efficient, and can take some of the stress out of your daily travels. Since we launched nearly two years ago, over 100 million uberPOOL trips have been taken around the world. Over 100,000 people are taking pooled trips every week in 18 cities globally, including New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, and Shanghai. And in China, the number of uberPOOL trips has grown to over 30 million a month.
Getting more people in fewer cars is also a proven way to cut pollution and congestion in our cities. In Los Angeles, for example, uberPOOL cut the number of miles driven by 7.9 million, and the amount of carbon dioxide by 1,400 metric tons in the first eight months of operation.
Riders want to be able to use POOL whether they’re just running errands or have an appointment they can’t miss. “Arrive By” gives you the peace of mind of knowing you can arrive on time and still stay on budget.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Arianna Huffington will join Uber’s board. For those of us who know Arianna, it’s clear she knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, she’s built one of the most successful, innovative media companies in the world… from scratch. […]