Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Uber Surge Price Map

During the busiest periods the car ride-sharing specialists Uber increase their fare rates. Uber call this 'Surge Pricing' and claim it is designed to encourage more Uber drivers to be on the road at the busiest times.

You can use the Up Hail Google Map to check out the current pricing level in a number of cities. Up Hail provides a heat map for each city which compares the current Uber fare rate to the normal rate. If you see any red colored areas on the map this indicates that Surge pricing is in effect. You can also click on the map to view at which level fares are currently being applied in the selected area.

Up Hail also allows you to enter a starting point and destination for your planned journey to view the cost of the ride on Uber and Lyft. At the moment Up Hail is available in nine US cities, with plans to add coverage soon in Canada, Europe, South America, and Australia.

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