At Uber, they always try to give their riders the most seamless riding experience possible, from the moment they request a ride to the time they’re dropped off at their destination. They have announced last January 27, 2017, that they are rolling out upfront fares in Cebu.
The riders simply enter the pick-up and drop-off locations, and they will be able to get a quoted fare before they even request a ride.
Uber implements upfront fares for rides in Cebu
Upfront fares will be calculated using the trip’s expected time and distance and will take into consideration the traffic situation and availability of drivers at the time of the request. When fares go up due to increased demand, instead of surge notifications and estimated fares on uberX, riders will be quoted the actual price of the trip, so they are informed of what they will pay before they request.
Now, riders can know before they go, so they can always decide what works for them and their budget.
Multiple stops and surge rides with Uber
If riders have multiple stops or have to change destination mid-trip, fares will simply fall back to the original time and distance rates. When this happens, the final fare to be charged will differ from the upfront fare quoted at the start of the trip.
This new way of showing fare accounts for a surge but provides the rider with more precise information upfront. For example, instead of seeing that a fare will cost 1.5x, the rider would see that the trip will cost ₱150. This is aimed at providing riders with more information immediately.
Upfront fares, however, are not applicable to scheduled rides. Riders who scheduled their rides will still be given estimated fare based on time and distance.
Another change that riders will notice in using the UBER app is the changing of car icon color depending on the car they will be having the ride with.
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