Uber launches new carpooling option similar to GrabHitch, offers 30% off rides this month

The alternative to GrabHitch

UberCommute now available for car owners and riders (Photo: Uber Singapore)

Starting from today, Uber app users will be able to find a new option on the navigation menu called Commute, a carpooling concept similar to Grab’s GrabHitch.

For those who are not familiar, it is an option for car owners to pick up Uber riders and earn a quick buck to cover fuel or parking expenses, and at the same time making it an affordable scheduled option for riders.

Drivers who complete taking up their first ride will make $20 while riders enjoy 30% off their UberCommute rides this month from 15 – 31 March 2018. Fare display will not include the discount but it will be reflected on your receipt.

For Drivers

  1. Open the Uber Rider app, tap the ≡ menu icon and select Commute.
  2. Save your commuting schedule and review ride requests from nearby commuters. Choose the ones that work best with your schedule.
  3. Plan your Commute trips up to a week in advance. Or check in an hour before you leave.
  4. The app will notify you when you are scheduled to pick up your fellow rider.
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Drivers can easily sign up at t.uber.com/sgcommute

For Riders

  1. Open the Uber Rider app, tap the ≡ menu icon and select Commute.
  2. Input “Home” and “Work” address.
  3. Select preferred timing and date of pick-up.
  4. Plan your Commute trips up to a week in advance or request a ride within an hour.
  5. The app will notify you when you are matched with a driver travelling in the same direction.
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