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Drive uberWAV

uberWAV provides affordable rides in wheelchair-accessible vehicles, where available.
We’re committed to developing solutions that support everyone’s ability to easily move around their communities. Help your community and earn money, when you drive with uberWAV.

WAV pilot

We’re currently piloting WAV in a handful of cities in the US and Canada with plans to expand to more cities soon. Right now, WAV is available in:

 

  • Chicago
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington, DC

How do uberWAV and uberX differ?

uberWAV

  • Requires vehicle capable of loading and securing passengers using wheelchairs.
  • Requires a Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) or similar certification for drivers.
  • Drivers receive uberX, uberXL*, and uberWAV trips.
  • uberWAV riders require assistance and need to be strapped in, typically resulting in longer trip times.

*for eligible vehicles

uberX

  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle.
  • No certification required for drivers.
  • Drivers receive uberX trips.
  • uberX riders typically require minimal or no driver assistance.

How to start driving with WAV

Get a wheelchair-accessible vehicle

You can also use your own WAV or acquire a WAV through a third-party company.

Eligible WAV vehicles include: Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Ford Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Chrysler Town & Country, Nissan NV200, Toyota Pilot, and other properly retrofitted WAVs.

Opt in to receive WAV trips

Let us know so you can start receiving WAV requests and special promotions.

Hit the road with WAV

Open the app, and you’ll start receiving UberX, UberXL, and WAV trips.

Helping riders in wheelchairs or scooters

Knowing how to store wheelchairs and scooters helps people with limited mobility feel welcome and independent in your car.

Ask before handling wheelchairs

Start by asking the rider how you can help. Follow their directions and be careful handling their wheelchair or scooter.

Storing a wheelchair

Depending on the type of wheelchair, you may be able to fold it or disassemble it. Lifting the chair by the frame may make it easier to fold. See more in the video.

Storing a scooter

Small scooters can often be disassembled for storage. Lifting by the base can help you transfer it to and from your vehicle. Learn more in the video.