1. App based technology
Uber’s app based technology is quick, easy and so simple to use. You can rest assured in the fact that you know you can always get a car whenever or wherever you are.
2. You know your driver
Uber’s technology allows you to see your driver's name, image, the vehicle that he drives as well as the vehicle registration. Riders will always know who they are getting into a car with.
3. Driver vetting process
Uber partner-drivers are registered to drive on the Uber platform. All driver partners have a professional driver’s permit (PrDPs), roadworthy certificate and commercial and passenger liability insurance. Driver-partners then go through a secondary criminal background check, by a third party supplier that leads the industry. You are assured you are being connected to one of the safest drivers on the road.
4. You are never alone with Uber
Did you know that you can share your estimated time of arrival (ETA) with family and friends? Your loved ones can track your route when you are in an Uber, this way they will always know where you are.
5. Cashless System
There is no need to stress about finding the correct amount of cash, just register your credit or cheque card on the app for seamless billing. Upon completion of your trip a receipt is sent directly to your email inbox. Questions or queries? Drop customer support an email and a real live person will be able to answer them.
One of the things that make Uber so popular is that it is so affordable, which makes getting around easier. There are no hidden costs and you always know what you will be charged, by requesting a fare estimate on the app before you take that ride. You can also fare split with friends in the car with you - making your ride that much more affordable.
7. No more drinking and driving
Now here’s another thing that adds to the popularity of Uber - knowing you never have to drink and drive again! Uber is a reliable and safe option after a night out and you can rest assured that you will get home safely. A recent study, in Seattle, shows DUI incidents have dropped 10% since Uber launching.
8. Friendly and professional drivers
Uber is most definitely your own private driver. When last did you have someone open a car door for you? Well Uber drivers know just how to make their clients feel special and comfortable, they even providing water and mints. Plus you can rate your driver at the end of every trip - the better the driver the better the rating.
9. Roadworthy and safe vehicles
Uber drivers take pride in their vehicles and ensure that their cars are always clean and safe. All vehicles have roadworthy certificates and drivers have to show proof of insurance before they are allowed to drive on the Uber platform.
10. Uber is in 300+ cities and growing
Travelling to London, Kenya, Chicago or China? Uber has a presence in 300+ cities around the world and you can be sure that you will receive the same service and the same level of professionalism in any of these 300 cities.
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