If you plan on enjoying a fun night out, Uber’s newest update is especially for you! Late nights out with old friends after a couple of drinks may call for an Uber, but if you’re at a popular hot spot and it’s closing time just about everyone is ordering an Uber. Which one is yours? Uber wants to help you eliminate any confusion as to exactly which car is the one you ordered with a colorful new update.
The ride-sharing company is now enabling a new feature they call SPOT. It’s so simple and easy to use! First, you call a car through the app as you normally would. Then, after the Uber SPOT app has matched you with a driver. After you (the rider) hails a car, you’ll be asked to select a color — yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, or green — while you wait. Cars that are Uber SPOT-enabled have a light strip in their windshield, and as your car pulls up, that light strip will be illuminated in the color of your choosing. There’s no more, yelling your name out loud to drivers and even if you’re a tiny bit tipsy, you don’t have to worry about getting into the wrong car again.
Currently rolling out in Seattle, we’re sure you’ll see this feature coming soon to other markets across the country soon! Have you downloaded Uber’s ride sharing app yet – download it and get a free $15 ride when you use our uberDivasandDorks code today.
Are you an Uber aficionado or super user? A group of Uber drivers that are fed up with the company’s policies are preparing to organize a strike that will start Friday and last over the weekend.
An organization calling itself “UBER Freedom” has called for Uber drivers to avoid the app for the entirety of the three days in an effort to get the ride-hailing company to agree to its demands. The group is calling for the addition of a tip option in the app, an increase of the minimum fare to $7, an increase of the cancellation fee to $7 and a 60% bump in all Uber X fares.
UBER Freedom is calling for strikes in a variety of major U.S. cities including Houston, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. The main Facebook event page for the strike currently has more than 1,200 confirmations. Uber had around 162,000 drivers in the U.S., according to a study from December. Uber says that 1 million people around the world have provided Uber rides.
It is not immediately clear how many drivers plan to strike, but reports from Uber HQ hint that the strike this weekend shouldn’t hinder regular service in cities around the country. Looking to score a FREE RIDE this weekend? Sign up for Uber using our code and score a free $20 ride on us! Do you use Uber rides multiple times a week? Should Uber drivers receive better rates? Share your thoughts below!