Uber is introducing a 'favorite' driver option and more for drivers and riders in California

Updated: Feb 2

We reported earlier this year about this new feature coming soon, which is currently already in the UK. Well it's finally here and California will be the first to get it along with Upfront Trip Information. Both, features are currently only available to select riders and drivers In California, but will be available to everyone in California come January.

Favorite Your Driver

After a rider has giving a driver a 5-star rating they will be giving an option to add the driver as a favorite. Riders will then be able to choose from their favorites when scheduling a trip in advance. Giving the driver the first opportunity to accept the request once they schedule the trip.

Upfront Trip Information

Before accepting a request drivers will be able to see pickup, trip time, distance, destination, and fare upfront. The dollar amount drivers will see is the estimate of how much they will take home, after Uber's service fee. You will also see the same upfront information when riders are added to your pool trips

Accept Only The Trips You Want:

Drivers now can only accept the trips they want and not have to worry about it affecting their Uber Pro statues, and access to Uber Pro rewards. Only a driver's star rating and cancellation rate will determine their status on Uber Pro.



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