Uber’s carpool system, UberPool, is so enticing. You pick your location, share your ride with a stranger or two, and reach your destination for way cheaper.
But then you get in the car and find yourself being driven so many blocks in the opposite direction just to wait, while double-parked, for your fellow rider to get out of their damn house already.
To prevent this frustrating scenario, the ride-hailing company announced some new features on Monday.
The first addition is notifications for riders, which pretty much serve as a nagging friend telling you that you’re running late and need to hurry up. The notifications will push updates to your phone about the car’s status, like when it’s pulling up and when it’s outside. Read more…