Part of having a good Uber trip is not only the convenient price, but also being lucky to find a driver that makes the road more pleasant. If you have had this luck, the company will now let you choose it for future trips.
According to Thrillist, Uber Reserve, this new featurethe that the ride hailing platform is launching, lets you reserve trips 30 days in advance and request your favorite drivers for these future trips.
"Whether you're heading to a can't-miss appointment or simply need a few extra minutes to get out of the house, Uber Reserve has you covered," Uber product manager Geoff Tam-Scott said.
"We built this product to give riders and drivers added certainty. With exclusive features like upfront driver matching and an on-time promise pickup guarantee, Uber Reserve offers riders peace of mind when you need it most. And for drivers, expanded control and insight into Reserve trips will allow them to more easily plan their time on the road, and select from opportunities that fit around their schedule."
If you request your ride at least two hours in advance, Uber Reserve gives you 15 minutes of waiting time for some extra flexibility, but if your driver is one minute late, you'll get $50 in Uber Cash to makeup for it.
The only thing is that you'll have to upgrade your ride if you want in on Uber Reserve. The update is currently available exclusively for Black and SUV rides across Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, DC, Fort-Myers/Naples, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Jersey, New York City, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Seattle. The company is planning to expand to UberX, Comfort, and XL by end of year.