Uber update turns iPhone into a colorful light to flag your driver

  • Uber update turns iPhone into a colorful light to flag your driver

Uber update turns iPhone into a colorful light to flag your driver

Uber makes it easy for your driver to get close to your location, but there are times when that last few hundred feet can be a major hassle ...

Another new update is Pickup Messages, which makes it easy for riders to let their driver know how to spot them or give a quick update on their status. With Spotlight, you can light up your phone with a special color specific to your driver. Our on-time guarantee means your scheduled ride will arrive during the time period you select, or we'll give you Uber credit towards your next ride.

Riders can send messages to their driver within the app, and send ready-to-go messages like "be right there" with one tap.

Uber has launched a new way for riders to find their driver, with a glowing beacon on the windshield. Uber wants to fix scenarios like that by enabling you to light up your smartphone's display with a specific color.

'When the driver has not yet arrived at the pickup location, there's this resounding sense of stress on their part, because they don't know what to look for necessarily, ' Yu said, according to the Verge.

Currently, Uber Beacon is only available in Toronto. Ever tried to call an Uber at nighttime, only to wander around in frustration as both you and the driver keep missing each other?

The firm is also building on its in-app messaging tool by giving riders the option to send pre-written messages.

Additionally, you can now add a detail or instruction in the app, like "Come to door 4" or 'I'm wearing a red hat'. Rider messages are then read aloud to the driver while they are en route, to ensure they can stay focused on the road.

The new tools will arrive for Android and iOS users in Canada and the United States beginning today.