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Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders

Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders

The new feature broadens Uber's potential customer base and reduces stress on those who would otherwise need to employ trickier and more informal tactics to arrange a ride for a friend or senior citizen, for example.

The feature is expected to start rolling out on Wednesday, but will only get to users in batches.

For US users, the person who requested the ride will pay for it with the card stored in the Uber app, but in places where cash is accepted, the passenger can pay for the trip at the end of the ride.

Uber is adding the ability to book rides for other people.

Lyft will offer pickup suggestions in the latest version of the ride-hailing app to make it easier for riders and drivers to connect and avoid confusing pickups, TechCrunch reported.

The account holder just chooses the pickup location and destination, goes through his/her contacts for the rider's phone number, and requests the ride.

The new update allows users to request rides for someone else.

Once the driver is on the way, the rider will receive a text message with the driver's details and a link to track the driver's route. The rider wouldn't quite know which vehicle to be looking for the and the driver wouldn't know who the rider is.

Uber recently pledged to be friendlier to its employees and its drivers.

Easy peasy, right? Now you can book rides for anybody, especially if they don't have signal, the app, or even if they don't have a smartphone.

Lyft is rolling out a series of improvements to its application that will enable the company to drastically reduce the trouble faced by drivers on their beats. Also, the company said Uber Freight won't charge drivers a commission, thereby eliminating issues that have affected its business model in the last couple of years.


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