Following in the footsteps of Grab, Uber will be launching their own version of a carpool service on Friday, July 1, in Singapore – uberPOOL. The city is the third in South-East Asia to receive the service, after Manila and Jakarta.
The service will appear as an option on the existing Uber app. It will allow commuters who are headed in the same direction and in the same time period, to share an Uber ride. Commuters will be able to save up to 25 percent off the fare compared to a regular Uber X ride, which is reflected on the app before booking.
How it works
- Open the Uber app and go to the uberPOOL tab
- Key in your destination, request a ride and look through the details of your driver
- You’ll be matched with another passenger heading in a similar direction (who’ll either be in the car already or picked up along the way)
- Payment is made like any other Uber trip and receipt is provided
The ride-sharing service hopes to appeal to the more price-conscious Singaporeans and encourage less congestion of traffic on the roads in due time.
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