Why the move to Upfront Fares?
Because every trip should be your call. You’ll get more visibility and control over your earnings.
You’ll get extra info about each trip upfront so you can decide which rides are worth your time.
Upfront Fares adjust to what’s happening in real time to help you find more steady earning opportunities.
How are Upfront Fares calculated?
While most platforms are still calculating fares per minute and mile, at Uber, we know there’s more to a trip than its length and distance. So we built the technology to make it happen.
When calculating Upfront Fares, we take 3 key categories into account: details, demand, and data.
The basic details of a trip will always factor into how Upfront Fares are calculated. These include:
Estimated trip length
Estimated trip duration
How much you can make is impacted by the current demand in your area. These include:
How busy is it in your area
How busy is it at the destination
How likely are you to get another trip quickly
Key earnings trends and data help to create more accurate predictions. These include:
Areas with high and low demand
Areas with high and low earnings
Estimated demand at locations
Estimated demand at various times throughout the day
What you’ll see upfront
Make informed decisions about which rides you accept.
How much you’ll make, including surge pricing
Where you’ll go
Time and distance to pickup location
Time and distance to drop off location
Upfront Fares can be higher or lower than the pricing based on fixed time and distance rates. Why is this?
To create more consistent earning opportunities for everyone in the same area. We look at conditions by the second to make sure every offer you get is just as good as the ones you miss.
When changes happen
Technology can only predict so much. When unexpected traffic, construction, or extended wait times happen, you’ll get an automatic fare adjustment to help make it right.