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uberFAMILY: For Parents On The Go

March 8, 2016 / Turkey


Being a parent in a big city like Istanbul is no easy task, especially when it comes to travelling with young children. With that in mind, Uber is here to make your life easier with uberFAMILY, the on-demand car seat option for parents on the go.

Starting today, with the touch of a button, you can get around the city with your child safely buckled up.

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A car seat that is mounted correctly in the car, fitting for the right size of the child can reduce the risks in a traffic accident by 54% for toddlers. With that in mind, we partnered with one of the most reliable leading car seat manufacturers in the world Maxi-Cosi, to bring you uberFAMILY.


Top-rated Uber partner drivers have been trained and certified by Maxi-Cosi team of experts on how to install a car seat safely. All uberFAMILY cars have been equipped with Maxi-Cosi Tobi car seat, which is complient with the EU Safety standard ECE R44/04.

How to request a car seat?

  1. Open the Uber app
  2. Slide over to the uberFAMILY option and make a request.
  3. Ride with your child safely buckled up in a car seat.


More info about uberFAMILY:

What’s the car model?  When you request an uberFAMILY an uberXL equipped with a toddler car seat will arrive. You’ll be riding in a minivan similar to Mercedes-Benz Vito or Volkswagen Caravell.

How’s the pricing? uberFAMILY rates are similar to uberXL, with an additional surcharge of 10 TL. You can see the upfront fare in the app.

Is my child eligible for uberFAMILY? uberFAMILY provides one car seat for a child between ages approx. 9 months-4 years old and weighs between 9-18 kg. You can find more information about the Maxi-Cosi Tobi car seats on this link.

Will there be car seat options for other child groups? For our pilot launch we’ve included only the most popular car seat category in uberFAMILY – the toddler seat. According to demand, we aim to extend our options to offer other types of car seats that is suitable for different child age / weight categories  as well.

More questions? Drop us a line via the “Help” button in the app and we’ll be happy to assist.

Update: As of March 10th 2017, riders will see a 10 TL surcharge for each uberFAMILY ride. This fee is intended to improve the reliability and quality of service for our uberFAMILY product.

Enjoy the ride!

Uber Team Turkey