Uber will now be able to tell you your exact fare instead of an estimate


Uber has announced that their riders will now be presented with the exact price of a trip before booking, instead of a price estimate.

The company actually rolled this out in the US two years ago but it's finally made its way to NZ!

Uber say “Upfront fares are calculated using the expected time and distance of the trip and local traffic, as well as how many riders and nearby drivers are using Uber at that moment,” the company revealed in a statement.   

“And when fares go up due to increased demand, instead of surge lightning bolts and pop-up screens, riders are given the actual fare before they request their ride.”

What happens if you change where you’re going?

“A rider’s fare will be the price presented upon booking, or, if a rider’s journey changes (including if a rider changes the origin or destination, or in certain cases where you take a detour or make multiple stops), the fare will be based on the rates provided in the Uber app... There’s no complicated math and no surprises”

That sounds super easy!