Uber will start showing drivers how much they will be paid for accepting a ride

Uber says it has “completely reimagined the way drivers accept rides” with a feature called “prepaid fares.”of the announcement on fridayThe change is part of an effort to make driving more flexible for rideshare services, the company said. Uber also plans to roll out a feature that will allow drivers to see other ride requests in their area, allowing them to choose the specific rides they want to make.

For passengers, this change, tested at specific locations, means fewer trips canceled because drivers don’t actually want to go to their destination or realize it’s not a very profitable trip. increase.

according to Prepaid Fee Support Document, the amount shown to the driver before accepting a ride is based on “several factors, including the base fare, estimated trip length and duration, pickup distance, and surcharge fees.” It states that the fare will be adjusted if the drop-off address changes or if there are “unexpected traffic jams” on the route. This number does not include hints, wait times, etc.

Prepaid fares make it clear how much the driver will earn by actually taking the ride.
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The document warns that the switch to prepaid fares, which it plans to roll out “to much of the United States in the coming months,” could make drivers less money on some types of trips. . Examples include “long and relatively quick (no traffic) trips” and “trips to high demand areas”. However, the new system will allow drivers to earn more on short trips, trips with heavy traffic, trips arriving in areas with few passengers, or trips requiring long journeys to reach their destination. It also means to be rider.

Uber didn’t respond immediately The BargeRequest for comment on which regions of the United States do not receive prepaid fees.

Fares are also displayed on Trip Radar.
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In addition to prepaid fares, Uber says it plans to roll out a feature called Trip Radar more broadly. Drivers can select their preferred ride from a list, and if Uber sees fit, they will be given the job. (Ann Uber article Uber says it chooses which driver gets a pick based on average wait times between drivers and passengers. ” Uber will start showing drivers how much they will be paid for accepting a ride

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