Can a Chicago TAXI be Uber?
April 18, 2012
2nd lowest in the country, offering potentially high availability at a great price point. For the consumer: imagine if you could conveniently and reliably request a high quality TAXI from your phone without getting out your wallet. For the Chicago TAXI driver: imagine if you could get several extra trips per day and get guaranteed tips for being good at what you do.TAXI is an experiment that we’re rolling from the Uber Garage – our workshop of sorts where we tinker with new ideas for urban transportation. It’s not clear what level of Uber quality is possible in a TAXI, but we’re going to find out. Are you adventurous enough to give TAXI a shot? Below are a few facts and pics from the Garage to help you decide.– Select UberChicago riders will find their app enabled for TAXI. The service will be enabled for an increasing number of users over the coming weeks.– Pricing: Drivers will input the meter fare into the driver application. A 20% charge to cover gratuity and service fees will be added to the fare.– TAXI is an interesting experiment for UberChicago riders but Uber’s high quality car service option will remain the default in the Uber application.Have fun!TravisFor more info: Uber.com/ChicagoTaxi###Sign up below if you want to try our Chicago TAXI.