Uber Reintroduces Shared Rides with a New Name. The company is said to be bringing back shared rides with a new name: UberX Share. The revamped carpooling product is made available first as a pilot in Miami.
According to the verge, Uber has suspended its Uber Pool carpooling feature in the month of March 2020, in response to the Covid pandemic, however, the company promised earlier this month that it planned on bringing shared rides back.
Uber prices have gone way high recent, so a carpooling option allows the company to offer cheaper costs that could make taking an Uber a more popular transportation option.
Uber Reintroduces Shared Rides with a New Name
On the UberX Share ride, you will only ride with one other person (in addition to the driver) during the trip. Everyone in the car must have to wear a mask, even if they all vaccinated. UberX Share rides will have a 5 percent discount, and you’ll get Uber Cash if another person is picked up during your trip.
609 days later, shared rides are back in the US and better than before. We’ve built a new experience that’s more efficient and sustainable for riders, drivers, and the cities we serve. UberX Share starts piloting in Miami today! pic.twitter.com/P1HM7htO9a
— Andrew Macdonald (@andrewgordonmac) November 16, 2021
It’s Not Clear When the Shares of UberX Will Expand
It’s unclear when UberX Share might expand, and the company said Tuesday it didn’t have anything additional to share about future rollout plans to other cities.
Uber rival Lyft brought back shared rides in July after also suspending the feature in March 2020. Similar to Uber, only one other rider can join, and everyone must wear a mask. Lyft’s shared rides launched in Chicago, Denver, and Philadelphia.