Uber to do away with surge pricing

Uber to do away with surge pricing
One of the few gripes users of the popular ride sharing service, Uber, have is not knowing exactly how much the ride being hailed will cost.

Surge pricing has been a sore point with a lot of people because Uber would only provide a broad estimation about what the minimum fare would cost. Figuring in the multiplier, it takes away from a truly clean experience.

Uber is in the process of putting all that nonsense in the rear view mirror. Select cities in the United States and India have been seeing this new feature at work already – the exact price of what you will pay before you get in the car.

In the coming months, Uber expects to have this pricing scheme in place worldwide. Technically, surge pricing in the rawest sense is not going away, but at least you do not have to do guess work against an estimate and a multiplying factor, only to see a completely different number after your ride is over. You could say Uber will not take you for a ride, after your ride (yeah, we went there).

source: TechRadar

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3 Comments

1. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

People have been canceling the booking after looking at the surge pricing, sometimes as huge as 2.1x - 3.9x, hundreds of cabs were getting piled-up at the parking lots for this reason, funny thing is that the cab owners have been fed up with this and they have started taking the bookings offline. This happens more near the railway stations and other public depos.

2. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

About time.

3. Brewski

Posts: 697; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Have you ever been a driver for Uber? Surge pricing is the only way to make any money at this because Uber is set up to be passenger friendly, not employee friendly.

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