Right on schedule: Uber is following in Lyft’s footsteps.
Uber on Thursday began rolling out a new option for passengers to schedule rides up to 30 days ahead of time, marking a departure from the traditional on-demand model of requesting a ride at the moment you need one.
The option is currently available for riders in Seattle with plans to expand to markets globally, according to a blog post from the company.
Uber’s announcement comes a little more than two weeks after Lyft began testing a similar option to schedule rides up to 24 hours ahead of time.
For both of these multibillion-dollar ride-hailing companies, this embrace of the more traditional ride-scheduling model caters to busy professionals who want the assurance of knowing their ride to the airport or important meetings is guaranteed. Read more…
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