Helping Drivers Reach Their Destinations
Starting today, we’re introducing a new feature on the driver app – Driver Destinations – where driver-partners can indicate where they’re heading so we can find trips that are on the way. We’re consistently looking for new ways to enhance our app to better serve the needs of driver-partners and based on their past feedback, we’re excited that this feature would help make their last trip of the day count even more.
The “Driver Destinations” feature will allow them to set their destination twice a day when they want to be matched only with riders traveling in a similar direction. Whether it’s driving back home at the end of the day or running errands around town, driver-partners can set their destination to earn fares that are along their route.
Drivers can set a destination in 3 quick steps:
1. Tap the clipboard icon in the top corner of the app
2. Select a saved location or search for a new address
3. Start driving toward the destination—Uber will automatically filter requests for trips along the way
This feature is currently being tested out with a segment of driver-partners in Singapore and we’re looking to bring this feature to all driver-partners within the next few weeks.
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