Uber launches hourly trip reserving possibility in some U.S. cities
Uber Applied sciences Inc. on Friday stated it might provide rides by the hour in some U.S. cities, a function aimed toward serving to Individuals with important journeys in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
The choice, which is already out there in a handful of cities in Australia, Africa, Europe and the Center East, will price $50 per hour. Fares for normal Uber rides are typically primarily based on the extent of demand and the journey distance.
Uber stated it determined to develop the hourly function to the U.S. after riders requested an possibility for prolonged journeys in the course of the pandemic to keep away from publicity to totally different drivers and automobiles when taking a number of journeys in a confined time interval.
The corporate stated it anticipated the choice for use for journeys to grocery shops, pharmacies and medical doctors appointments, however would monitor use going ahead.
Hourly bookings can be out there in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tacoma and Seattle starting June 2, with expansions…