UberX revised to become fixed-fare rides in latest announcement

Upfront fares to prevent fare suprises


After Uber’s introduction of UberPOOL which provides an alternative to the popular ride-sharing app, it seems the success has brought forward the company to rethink its strategies for UberX rides as well.

UberPOOL offers rides that are priced significantly lower than standard UberX rates but you might encounter a little detour to share the ride with another person or party. One of the primary factors that drove users to use UberPOOL is simply because the fare is fixed upon request, meaning no surprises even if you are caught in a jam or if the driver takes an alternative longer route.

UberX wasn’t so earlier and certain passengers reportedly end up paying exorbitant fees for a ride from town back home. With the new announcement, your fare gets calculated and shown upfront, so there are no surprises at the end of your ride.

The transparency would definitely woo more customers, however do keep in mind that demand surges still exists.

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