In its ever-growing upset of traditional transportation services, Uber announced on Wednesday that scheduled rides are in everyone's future. Need a ride to Hobby Airport, a lift for lunch at the Galleria or an air-conditioned tote to a business meeting?
Starting today, Business Profile and Uber for Business users can click on "schedule uberX" and order a car. In the coming weeks, all riders will have the opportunity.
By tapping uberX and then taping "schedule a ride" and provide pick-up date, time, location and destination, your appointment is made. Uber will send trip reminders to clients 24 hours in advance of a scheduled pickup and 30 minutes before hand.
Further building confidence, riders will be notified when the driver is on his way — and if surge pricing applies. Riders can cancel any time before the driver is on his/her way.
And, oh what a relief it would be to have a car and driver — without the chauffeur service fees — waiting to deliver you home after one of those country club/hotel charity luncheons often fraught with valet parking nightmares.