Ride-sharing service Uber has this morning announced Australian riders will now be presented with an exact price of their trip before booking, instead of a price estimate.
The company began rolling out the upfront fares in the US two years ago, and have been slowly rolling out the change across the globe.
So how does it work?
“Upfront fares are calculated using the expected time and distance of the trip and local traffic, as well as how many riders and nearby drivers are using Uber at that moment,” the company revealed in a statement.
“And when fares go up due to increased demand, instead of surge lightning bolts and pop-up screens, riders are given the actual fare before they request their ride.”
What happens if you change where you’re going?
“A rider’s fare will be the price presented upon booking, or, if a rider’s journey changes (including if a rider changes the origin or destination, or in certain cases where you take a detour or make multiple stops), the fare will be based on the rates provided in the Uber app... There’s no complicated math and no surprises”
Simple as that!
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