Uber on Friday unveiled a number of new features geared at improving the ridesharing app’s driver experience as drivers continue to struggle with high gas prices and inflation rates.
Before accepting a job, drivers all around the country will be able to know exactly how much they’ll make and where they’re going. Additionally, they will be able to view many trip requests simultaneously by using a brand-new feature called Trip Radar. According to Uber, these modifications will also help riders wait less time.
Additionally, the business unveiled the Uber Pro debit card and checking account, which give drivers up to 7% cash back at specific petrol stations. The earnings of the drivers will be put right into the account.
Over the upcoming months, the changes and debit card will be implemented.
It’s Uber’s most recent effort to assist drivers. To help offset the increase in fuel prices, the firm increased fares and delivery costs in March. The new alternatives might aid the business in retaining current drivers and luring in new ones.
The business’s driver base had reportedly reached a post-pandemic high, and according to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company anticipates that driver growth will continue without “significant incremental incentive investments.”
“Our need to increase the number of drivers on the platform is nothing new nor is it a surprise … there’s a lot of work ahead of us, but this is a machine that is rolling,” he said at the time.
On August 2, Uber will release its second-quarter financial results.