To split group activities more easily and at a lower cost, Uber is integrating new capabilities into its app. Uber’s new capabilities now make it easy to do things like arrive at a wedding at the same time as your buddies or divide your weekly shopping delivery with your roommates. At Go-Get, its annual product presentation, the business on Wednesday made the upgrades public.
The first function, dubbed group rides, enables up to four passengers with different pick-up locations to travel in the same vehicle together. Once you have made a ride request, you may share it with your friends and ask them to come along. The software calculates the most practical route after each rider adds their pickup location. Depending on how much time each person spent in the automobile, each person gets paid separately.
A New Tool to Reduce Costs
Camiel Irving, general manager of Uber trips in the US and Canada, told Insider that with group trips, “we make it easier, more convenient, and more seamless for you to self-organize a group and share the ride.” “We’ve known that this practice was occurring, but we’ve provided people with the technology to make it work for them.”
Group grocery ordering is the second function, which enables families to share their UbUber Eatshopping orders. Uber automatically halves the amount once each user adds things to a shared grocery cart. To ensure that everyone on the account is reminded to add their selections, you can also establish deadlines and create recurring orders.
- Uber is integrating new capabilities into its app.
- The software calculates the most practical route after each rider adds their pickup location.
- Uber automatically halves the amount once each user adds things to a shared grocery cart.
Therese Lim, head of product at Uber Grocery, told Insider that the product’s entire concept is a “set it and forget it, very hassle-free experience.” As a lot of time is occasionally spent on coordination, it saves people time. In this instance, our goal was to develop an app that would serve as coordination rather than merely being an assistance tool to assist in coordination.
A unique request area is included in the groceries section for things that might not be available in a store’s online catalog. As an illustration, you may request that your shopper get a container of freshly cut fruit from the produce section or a cooked lunch from the deli. Uber Eats will begin accepting group orders on May 17, and Uber will begin offering group trips in the coming weeks, but Uber did not specify a date.