Uber, the taxi application, is introducing fixed fares when users schedule trips in advance.
Last year, ride scheduling was introduced. It allowed users to schedule trips for a maximum of 30 days in advance – in contrast to the urgent travel which had made the app popular.
Previously, the price that users saw when booking the trips would only be predictive estimates and risked surprise increases in rates when they actually made the trip.
Mashable reported that Ubehasve said that the price would be determined before the user starts the travel, allowing them to know the exact amount that they will be paying when they book it. Uber informed the site customers that had been caught out in the past by unexpected demand and the change would imply “one less thing to stress about ahead of an early flight.”
However, before you get too excited, the feature is only currently available in cities of the United States. Lyft, its fellow US ride app, introduced similar locked-in rates in 2016.