What is UberPool
How it works
A rider requests a trip say from Holland Road to Raffles Place. The Uber app gives the rider an option to share his/her ride with other Uberpool riders. If the UberPool option is accepted, the driver is able to pick up other UberPool riders who are headed in a similar direction. The Uber app will determine the most efficient route to pick and drop off the passengers.
Why is it good for riders?
1. Cost saving – Riders pay a fare that is lower than regular services like UberX
2. Green benefits – With ride sharing, less cars are needed on the road and this reduces carbon footprint and traffic congestion
3. Ride sharing is very social and one can make new friends along the way
If you are keen to, find out how to join the Uber driver program