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Food & Drink Uber Scooter Is Coming Soon to an App Near You

00:36  13 july  2018
00:36  13 july  2018 Source:   purewow.com

Uber Just Added New Pickup Features So You Never Have to Call Your Driver Again

  Uber Just Added New Pickup Features So You Never Have to Call Your Driver Again We've all been there: You're waiting outside the airport terminal after lugging a giant suitcase through hordes of people, and *finally* your Uber app says the driver is "arriving now"but you can't locate the black Toyota to save your life. After several misguided attempts (Departures? Arrivals? Lower Level? Door 6? Door 3?), the driver has to cancel (and you're at your wit's end). Don't get us wrong: We love the ease and convenience of ride sharing apps like Uber. But pickups can be one of the most frustrating scenarios, which is why the company just added three new features to make the process a bit easier. The first tool, called Spotlight, lets riders hold their phone in the air with a glowing color (like red or yellow) which makes it easier for the right driver to spot you (especially at night). The second lets riders select from a list of text messages, like "I'm at the corner," or "Be right there" that is read aloud to the driver to minimize texting distractions while letting the driver know your status without a phone call. You can also type in a customized message ("I'm wearing a red hat") to alert the driver to the correct pickup. Last, Uber now guarantees on-time pickups for scheduled rides, meaning riders can select a time frame to be picked up for an important meeting or flight departure. If the driver doesn't show during the specified window, the company will award a credit to the rider's account. No word yet on our suggestion for an "UberPizza" option We'll wait.

Say what you want about grown men on Razor scooters we ' re (dare we?) über excited about the newest announcement from the ride-sharing app .In partnership with Lime, the makers of electric dockless scooters

Want more where that came from? Follow PureWow on Pinterest. In partnership with Lime, the makers of electric dockless scooters , Uber will soon allow app users to select the alternate form of transportation (see ya, talkative Uber driver) right within their Uber app .

a person riding a skate board on a city street © Lime

Say what you want about grown men on Razor scooters...we're (dare we?) über excited about the newest announcement from the ride-sharing app.

In partnership with Lime, the makers of electric dockless scooters, Uber will soon allow app users to select the alternate form of transportation (see ya, talkative Uber driver) right within their Uber app. Currently, the scooters can cover up to 20 miles of ground at speeds of up to about 15 mph. They cost $1 to unlock, and 15 cents per minute to ride, according to Lime (which really beats the $10 Uber we took 8 blocks this morning...that's for sure).

The announcement comes after Uber's $355 million investment in the scooter-share company, which is currently available in 70 cities across the U.S. including Austin, San Diego, D.C., L.A. and Chicago.

No word yet on the official launch date, but better start bringing that bike helmet with you to work just in case.

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5 Ways to Be a 5-Star Uber Passenger .
It’s not just about rating your driver—they rate you, too.Am I a bad passenger? A bit of self-awareness might have prompted this question several (dozen) Uber rides ago, but it wasn't until I read today's news—that Uber riders who fall below a "minimum average" rating in Australia and New Zealand will be blocked from using the rideshare app and Uber Eats, effective September 19—that I did a little soul-searching.

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