Uber will bring back shared rides with a new name Uber X Share; Redesigned ridesharing feature will first be available as a pilot in Miami
Washington, November 17: Big rideshare leader Uber is reportedly bringing back shared rides with a new name, UberX Share, which is a revamped ridesharing product and is first available as a pilot in Miami, US. Uber suspended its Uber Pool ridesharing feature in March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the company pledged earlier this month that it plans to bring back shared rides, reports The Verge.
Uber’s prices have increased significantly recently, so a carpooling option allows the company to offer lower costs that could make using an Uber a more popular transportation option. During an UberX Share ride, users will only ride with one other person (in addition to the driver) during the ride. Everyone in the car should wear a mask, even if they are all vaccinated. Uber reports a net loss of $ 2.4 billion in the third quarter as journeys return to normal.
UberX Share rides will get a 5% discount and users will receive Uber Cash if someone else is picked up during the trip, according to the report. It’s unclear when UberX Share might expand, and the company said on Tuesday it had nothing more to share on future plans for rolling out in other cities. Uber’s rival Lyft brought back shared rides in July after also suspending the feature in March 2020. As with Uber, only one other passenger can join, and everyone must wear a mask.
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