We marked three years of operations in Bangladesh by launching the much awaited ‘UberPOOL’ in Dhaka. With millions of trips completed in the past 3 years, and with thousands of new weekly partner sign ups, Bangladesh is one of the key markets for Uber’s global portfolio.
‘UberPOOL’ is a new ridesharing option that allows riders to join, or ‘POOL’, with other riders with similar routes in the same Uber, and share the cost of the trip. Shared rides like UberPOOL are all about getting more people into fewer cars. It means cheaper rides for passengers, longer and more-rewarding trips for drivers, and less congestion for cities over time. The trip fare on UberPOOL can be up to 40% lower than the UberX fare for the same distance.
Five years since its first launch, UberPOOL today has evolved and defined the next generation of shared mobility. With the capability to match riders optimally and provide better, shorter, and faster routes with fewer detours, UberPOOL delivers an affordable and consistent option to consumers.
How to request an UberPOOL ride:
- You’ll see Pool in the app.
- Once requested, you will get matched with the most compatible co-riders and a driver nearby, and the best spot for pickup in under 2 minutes.
- When your ride details are finalized, the app gives you walking directions and the ETA to pick up so you know when and where to meet your driver.
- As you near the end of your trip, the Uber app will choose a drop off spot, notify you, and provide walking directions to your final destination.