For UberX riders willing to ride with others, there's some ride-hailing credit up for grabs.
To encourage more shared rides on Uber's ride-hailing app, your request for a solo UberX ride could be a "Non-Stop Shared Ride." Starting Thursday in 16 cities throughout the U.S., that ride request will ask if you'd be willing to take the last seat in a shared ride called an Uber Pool. You're guaranteed to get dropped off first — and get some Uber Cash for the different type of ride and potential stress of sitting next to a stranger.
So while the new option encourages more riders to ride with strangers, it does so without sacrificing time or speed, since you'll be the last rider in the carpool and the first out. You can always click "no thanks" and carry on with your private ride with no need to explain or have anyone know you declined to carpool. Uber Pool rides allow up to two passengers per request. Read more...More about Uber, Ride Hailing Apps, Uber Pool, Tech, and Transportation