Putting Your Ride on Cruise Control
We envision a day when there is no coordination necessary to take an Uber ride. Simply push the button, and the rest is essentially on cruise control: the car quickly shows up at exactly the right place and whisks you away to your destination via the best possible route. The latest rider and driver app releases take us one step closer to that world with two new features:
- Destination entry in the rider app. With this update, we’ve made it quick and easy to enter your destination into the rider app, and the driver automatically sees what you’ve entered at pick-up time. You can literally skip the step where you tell the driver where you’re going.
- Turn-by-turn navigation in the driver app. With one tap, the driver can enable turn-by-turn navigation to the destination you’ve provided. There’s no need to juggle multiple apps or waste time typing in an address.
Together, these features provide a seamless end-to-end ride experience that saves otherwise wasted time for both riders and drivers. For drivers, that means Uber is more lucrative: saving time on trips means more trips per hour.
These features are live now — try entering a destination on your next trip!