The ones of you who use ridesharing services will be happy to hear that from now on color-coded light will help you spot your Uber. It happened to most of us and several times, that we had trouble finding our ride, despite the fact that we knew the license plate and model. But with all the traffic, who’s to blame?
The solution is SPOT
Thankfully, Uber is going to make our lives a bit easier by introducing SPOT, a color coding system that will allow you to pick a color of your choice that will glow on the windshield when your ride is approaching. The color coding system goes both ways, so if you want to let the driver know you’re the person they have to pick up, you can simply light up your screen.
Now, don’t get too excited. SPOT is still an experiment and it’s only available in Seattle for now. The company hasn’t announced yet when the system will be available in other cities, but if all goes well in Seattle, we could expect SPOT to expand all over the country next year.
Despite the fact that using the system could turn out to be a bit expensive for Uber, the investment is expected to pay off as the client and driver will find each other easier and everything will go faster, which after all means saving both time and money.
Uber doesn’t stop here
Another interesting announcement made by the company is that they are willing to hire drivers that do not own a car. This week they are going to launch a pilot-program of a car-rental in Denver. In this way, Uber gives an opportunity to everyone looking for a job regardless of them owning a car or not. They won’t exactly hire you, but you will become their partner. You will get $210 per week besides fees and taxes and you will also have a $500 refundable deposit.
All in all, Uber is expanding and increasing its popularity by appealing to both customers and possible future partners through two, so far experimental ideas. They will attract more customers with the new color-coded system SPOT that will make things easier and faster and they will attract employees who are interested in being drivers but do not own a car through their new car-rental in Denver.
If the two projects begun in Seattle and Denver respectively are going to be a success, we should be expecting them to spread over the entire country in a very short time.
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