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Uber beacon: your exclusive gift for the road

Helpful reminders

Uber beacon reminds riders to wear their seat belt, close car doors gently, and exit curbside, so you don’t have to. Your riders will see helpful messages from pickup to dropoff.

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Smoother pickups, especially at night

Your pickups just got easier, thanks to beacon. Its color-matching technology lets riders know to look for the color of your beacon display.

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An exclusive Uber gift

Select Uber drivers in some cities are receiving beacon. Notifications will be in the app.

Top questions about beacon

  • It’s a hardware device that lets you find your rider easier, through satellite and sensor technologies, and also through colors that sync with the rider’s app. In addition, beacon features a screen that communicates with your rider and reminds them to wear their seat belt and exit curbside. The device pairs with your phone through Bluetooth and is designed to be installed on your car dashboard.

  • The device is given to select Uber drivers in these cities: Atlanta, Baltimore-Maryland, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, and Washington, DC. Our plan is to make beacon available to more cities. Stay tuned for updates.

    1. Connect your beacon to its base.

    2. Center it on your dashboard with the logo facing out, so the screen is visible to riders when they’re inside your car.

    3. Peel the sticker off the bottom of the beacon, and press firmly to the dashboard. For best results, the dashboard should be clean and dry.

    4. Plug in your beacon to your car’s power source with the cable provided.

    1. Download the most recent version of the Driver app.
    2. Turn on your phone’s Bluetooth.
    3. Make sure your beacon is connected to power. Use the cable that’s included with the device.
    4. Go to Account > Beacon in the app to pair.
  • Beacon collects GNSS, IMU, and barometer data to improve driver and rider experiences, especially for better accuracy of pickup and dropoff locations.

Download the user manual here.