Drivers can increase their exposure to riders, avoiding the need to wait for a long periods of time on the same location to fill seats.
When a driver is using uRideBetter all riders users nearby can see the taxi’s more updated information, drivers can update the amount of riders on the taxi and the destination at any time.
Riders can request a ride to any taxi nearby, drivers will have to accept the request and then, the rider will be automatically inserted into the selected taxi’s passengers list for the ride. Riders, are also provided with the driver's contact information in case they want to use the app just to find nearby drivers.
Riders can use uRideBetter to find or schedule taxis for pickup from the Tramway stops, on route, or via detour.
Safety of riders and drivers was one of the key in the design of uRideBetter. Users need to be authenticated in order to use this app -via Facebook- helping riders choose their taxi co-riders and drivers. Riders are constantly receiving feedback at the end of the ride from each passenger helping passengers know previous experiences with each individual driver.
For women riders uRideBetter gives you the ability to know the sex of every co-rider in the taxi even if they are not using the app -drivers can insert unknown passengers-.
Another feature to improve safety is the “Panic Button” inserted into the home screen whenever a ride is happening, this button will alert a previously set contact information via email with the user’s current location and the information of all passengers on the taxi.