SINGAPORE: Uber travellers – display up on time or fork out a penalty.
Journey-hailing support Uber said on Monday (Oct 2) it has started charging travellers a late cost of S$.20 per minute, if their drivers are held waiting around for much more than a few minutes.
The timer commences when the driver comes at the pickup spot and a push notification is despatched to the passenger. If the rider is much more than a few minutes late, the hold out-time rates will kick in. The rates are also subject matter to dynamic pricing when need is higher.
The aim of the demand is to “encourage you to only ask for a trip when you are in close proximity to the pickup spot and ready to meet the driver”, Uber said in a blog article.
The shift is also intended to guarantee that their drivers “get their because of for the time used on the road”, Uber extra.
The rates at this time implement only to rides on uberX, uberXL, UberExec and ExecLarge. Its other products and services, which include uberPOOL, are not influenced.
Uber’s rival, Grab, also has in put waiting around time surcharges for consumers who are much more than five minutes late. Grab travellers are charged S$3 for each and every five minutes they keep their driver waiting around.