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Uber Pool is finally back, but with a brand new name

June 21st, 2022

After more than a 2-year hiatus, Uber Pool is finally coming back. The ridesharing feature which allows passengers to split the cost of a trip with individuals traveling in the same direction was temporarily suspended in early 2022 right as the coronavirus pandemic began. Today, Uber announced that Uber Pool is back, albeit with a …

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Uber driver still charged a woman $40 after driving her into a canal

April 27th, 2021

Back in the early days of Uber, most of the horror stories you’d hear about the company typically involved passengers being billed exorbitant amounts because they weren’t entirely aware of Uber’s surge pricing policy. These days, Uber is thankfully more transparent when it comes to pricing so, at the very least, you know in advance …

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Your Uber ride to get a coronavirus vaccine might be free

December 20th, 2020

As coronavirus vaccinations have started in the US, Uber announced it would offer free or discounted Uber rides to people seeking vaccination. Some 10 million rides will be offered in the promotion, but it’s unclear when the offer will start. The promo will include a round-trip to the vaccination site for each of the two …

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Uber drivers and passengers will be required to wear face masks

May 4th, 2020

Uber passengers and drivers will soon be required to wear face masks before being allowed to pick up passengers. Uber is working on facial recognition technology capable of identifying when a driver is wearing a face covering. The rule will be applied in areas hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Visit BGR’s homepage for …

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Uber ride volume is down 70% because of the coronavirus

March 19th, 2020

Uber’s business has been impacted significantly by the coronavirus, with the ride sharing giant noting that ride volume is down by nearly 70% in some areas. The company has enough cash on hand to survive the current coronavirus crisis, according to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Uber has temporarily suspended Uber Pool rides to help stop the …

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Uber Pool suspended in the US and Canada because of coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Uber announced on Tuesday that it is suspending Pool rides in the US and Canada indefinitely. The coronavirus pandemic has hit cities with the highest population density the hardest, and these are the cities where Uber Pool was previously available. Uber is urging riders to follow a series of commonsense guidelines and only travel when …