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Received an email from Uber about a new feature on the app, starting today. It's a feature that lets you accept a ride while currently on another ride, i'm assuming close to the dropoff location of the current pax. Emailed mentioned it helped with downtime for drivers and quicker pickup for passengers. Was curious if anybody took advantage of that feature and accepted a ride while still on one and how that worked?
 

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I have had a number of these ride requests and it works, very well.
Received an email from Uber about a new feature on the app, starting today. It's a feature that lets you accept a ride while currently on another ride, i'm assuming close to the dropoff location of the current pax. Emailed mentioned it helped with downtime for drivers and quicker pickup for passengers. Was curious if anybody took advantage of that feature and accepted a ride while still on one and how that worked?
It keeps you busy and can potentially increase drivers revenue. No need to wait for a ride request, you already have one, as soon as you drop off your 1st passenger.
 

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It is the digital/satellite/GPS/computer version of the old "en route" bidding on cab voice dispatch. I wonder what took them so long. In fact, I did suggest it to the local Operations Manager here some time back. The funny thing about this is that I have seen only one cab call assignment program that did have a feature that allowed stacking of jobs for one driver. It did require a human being who knew what he was doing (READ: A REAL DISPATCHER) to put it to use, but it could not have been that hard a leap to do it automatically. I have little doubt that the computer assigned en-route call will be too far away, half the time, but we will see.
 

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That feature sounds nothing more than a line request.
Not really. Line/Pool requests are when riders share portions of the same trip. These stacked rides are separate trips so you won't be paid to drive to the second request. I would prefer all rides function like this. So long as I have my destination entered into the app they know where I'm going to end up and roughly when. Why send the request to a driver who may be 15 minutes away when I'm dropping off across the street in 5 minutes?
 

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Why send the request to a driver who may be 15 minutes away when I'm dropping off across the street in 5 minutes?
. Thanks for clearing that out,I meant that the request overlapping with the rider in the car is similar to a ping coming through for a line ride,the only difference that I understand is there won't be two different riders inside ur car,but for a driver of won't be any different. Drop of and the app will take u to ur next pax waiting. Timing is very crucial for this feature to be successful.Impatient Uber Pax won't wait too long for you to drop off the pax who makes u stop at 7/11 right before the destination.it's a wonderful feature and I'd love to see how it unfolds practically.
 

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a major problem with this feature is ... what happens if you're matched to the 2nd trip and then the 1st rider decides he wants to add additional stops to his existing trip? Already happened to me tonight
 

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a major problem with this feature is ... what happens if you're matched to the 2nd trip and then the 1st rider decides he wants to add additional stops to his existing trip? Already happened to me tonight
To avoid that feature just remove address out of you app. Just type pax address into google maps for navigation. If Uber app does not have end destination they can't give you a additional ping.
 

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. Thanks for clearing that out,I meant that the request overlapping with the rider in the car is similar to a ping coming through for a line ride,the only difference that I understand is there won't be two different riders inside ur car,but for a driver of won't be any different. Drop of and the app will take u to ur next pax waiting. Timing is very crucial for this feature to be successful.Impatient Uber Pax won't wait too long for you to drop off the pax who makes u stop at 7/11 right before the destination.it's a wonderful feature and I'd love to see how it unfolds practically.
What if you want to stop to eat or take a bathroom break or get gas?? How you supposed to go offline if you have another pax prior to dropping off your current pax???
 

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I haven't seen it yet in Minneapolis but I like the idea. As far as concerns with taking a break or current PAX extends I would assume you 1. don't have to accept the 2nd trip or 2. you can cancel.
 

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Clearly there are Pros and Cons

My concerns have been mentioned: Pax #1 has an additional stop before you get to the true destination. What if you want to take a quick restroom or bite to eat break because you're in an area you like to stop at? Too bad! Uber on lol
 
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