uberFAMILY: For Parents On The Go
We get it — parenting in DC is a monumental task. Between dodging summer tourists to navigating one-too-many traffic circles, getting around with your little one isn’t easy. That’s all about to change…
Starting today, Uber is making your life easier with the launch of uberFAMILY, the on-demand car seat option for parents on the go. With the touch of a button and a $10 surcharge, you can now easily and safely buckle up your child.
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To kick things off, uberFAMILY is surcharge-free through the weekend, courtesy of Care.com, the world’s largest destination for finding and managing family care. Just as Uber connects you with the best drivers on the road, Care.com connects parents with the highest quality care for their loved ones. Both innovative companies share the same mission of leveraging technology for safety and convenience.
HOW TO REQUEST UBERFAMILY IN THE DMV:
- OPEN your Uber app and choose uberX or Black Car(uberFAMILY is available on both!).
- TAP ‘uberX + Car Seat’, ‘Black Car + Car Seat’, or ‘SUV + Car Seat’ button above the slider.
- REQUEST your ride.
- RIDE with your child safely buckled up in a car seat. Note: a $10 surcharge will apply to all uberFAMILY rides.
CHILD ELIGIBILITY: uberFAMILY provides one forward-facing car seat for a child who is at least (a) 12 months old, (b) 22 lbs. and (c) 31 inches. A child is too big at 48 lbs or 52 inches.
DRIVER CERTIFICATION: For the launch of uberFAMILY, Uber teamed up with The Car Seat Lady’s Dr. Alisa Baer, who trained our highest-rated partner drivers on how to safely secure the IMMI Go car seats. When you request uberFAMILY, expect not only a car seat, but a driver who has been certified by The Car Seat Lady.
PRICING: A $10 surcharge will be applied to each uberFAMILY ride, irrespective of vehicle choice.
RELIABILITY: During this launch period demand may be high. Thanks in advance for your patience as we continue to work to increase our supply of uberFAMILY partner drivers.
BEFORE YOU RIDE: You will be responsible for buckling your own child into the IMMI Go car seat. The straps tighten differently on the IMMI Go than any other car seat, so please watch the video below BEFORE you ride. Additionally, please read our uberFAMILY Terms of Service and visit our FAQ page for answers to all your uberFAMILY questions.
For all of your other parenting needs, from childcare to housekeeping and everything in between, don’t forget to go to Care.com, where Uber users can receive 20% off with promo code Uber20.
We’re excited to launch Payment Rewards — a way to discover, track, and redeem rewards right in the Uber app. We’re kicking it off with Capital One®, where every 10th ride is free (up to $15) when you pay with a Quicksilver® or QuicksilverOne® card through March 2017.
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. […]