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No info about how it works, no price difference for customers...

can't see this going well 🤣
Adelaide is one of the very few cities in the world to have UberPOOL Chance (as distinct from UberPOOL).

Kyiv (or Kiev) (the capital of Ukraine) is another.

Under Pool Chance, riders don't automatically or immediately obtain a discounted ride.

If the system can't find a second rider, the cost is the usual UberX price.

If it does find and transport a second rider, both riders obtain up to 30% of the fare as cash back. The percentage and the precise amount of the cash back are dynamic.

Savings are added to riders' wallets as UberCash after the ride. These funds can then be used to pay for future rides.

 

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Under Pool Chance, riders don't automatically or immediately obtain a discounted ride.

If the system can't find a second rider, the cost is the usual UberX price.

If it does find and transport a second rider, both riders obtain up to 30% of the fare as cash back. The percentage and the precise amount of the cash back are dynamic.

Savings are added to riders' wallets as UberCash after the ride. These funds can then be used to pay for future rides.
So on the one hand, you may end up paying full price. Otherwise, you pay full price but then get "cash back" that can only be used on Uber. Assuming it does match, Uber ends up getting potentially 140% of the fare (does the driver also get that? Or do they get paid based on time and km like usual?)

Sounds like an utterly unattractive product.
 

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So on the one hand, you may end up paying full price. Otherwise, you pay full price but then get "cash back" that can only be used on Uber. Assuming it does match, Uber ends up getting potentially 140% of the fare (does the driver also get that? Or do they get paid based on time and km like usual?)

Sounds like an utterly unattractive product.
I suspect that the driver is paid based on time and kilometres as usual.

I wonder if there are any GST complications.
 

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Does the driver know before accepting or is it another 鈥淯berSurprise鈥 when checking earnings?
 

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Uber Newsroom:



Australia | Apr 20, 2021

Good vibes and cheaper rides coming to Adelaide with Pool Chance

Written byDom Taylor, General Manager of Uber ANZ

We鈥檙e excited to announce the trial of a new Uber ride, Pool Chance, which will cut costs for Adelaide riders when they share their ride with others heading in the same direction.

This trial of Pool Chance is exclusive to Adelaide and Auckland and will give riders the chance to save when they share their ride with others. If there鈥檚 no one else heading the same way, the cost will be the same as the equivalent UberX fare.

By sharing a ride, people can save between 10% to 25% on their trip (saving more when more riders join their trip).

Plus, to celebrate the trial launch, we鈥檙e guaranteeing that every person who gives Pool Chance a go will save 25% (up to a maximum of $20) off their fare even if they鈥檙e not paired with another rider until May 20. If they are paired, they鈥檒l also save the regular Pool Chance savings of at least another 10% on top.

Not only will Pool Chance help Aussies potentially save money, but it can also help reduce congestion and lower emissions by helping reduce the number of cars on the road.

At Uber, we鈥檙e passionate about helping people live car free or car light lifestyles, and helping drive sustainable transport forward. I鈥檓 hopeful that Pool Chance will be another way we can do just that in Adelaide, and if locals like it, we鈥檒l bring it to more cities in Australia and around the world.
 

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This thread made it into a recently published article about Pool Chance being tested in Africa.
 
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