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Uber is set to launch Upfront fares for more United States drivers to enhance the experience

The mobility service provider, Uber has rolled UpFront fares to provide better transparency to their drivers. The Upfront feature came a few months back and was made accessible for only a few cities in the United States. But, now the company has decided to further expand the operability of Upfront fares to most US cities. The firm says drivers can earn a lot more money through this feature, and they can have access to see where they are heading before agreeing to have the trip.

To understand what the Upfront feature looks like, we visited the Help option to tell users more about this in detail. The standard strategy for estimating the amount of a trip comprises several parameters, for instance, base fares, kilometers, time duration, length, and price boom. Uber will suggest the fastest and nearer routes to the pick and drop-off destinations. This early information helps drivers consciously decide whether to accept a ride or not. Moreover, Uber will also incorporate a radar system in the app that would manifest drivers' nearby rides. Uber clarified that with Trip radar, drivers will still receive trip offers. However, now, they can also choose some other requests that are favorable to them.

All of these changes and updates in the Uber app are meant to assist drivers, but we can't think of the advantages of it from the customer's point of view. In addition, Uber has rolled out the Uber Pro debit card to help Uber drivers to get rewards for filling up fuel at certain stations. In a similar stance, Uber facilitated its drivers by adding additional fuel charges to rides and pickups to prevent the loss of drivers due to high fuel prices.

To conclude, it's great that Uber is considering expanding features for more US drivers to get aware of the potential of a trip in terms of earning profits. This will enable drivers to distinguish the trips that are worth it more easily. With that said, this update has no real benefit to the actual customers. However, these features may lead to misuse and raise trip discriminations. But on one side, it will prevent the possibility of canceled trips because now Uber drivers will deliberately make a decision when getting requests for trips.


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