Uber, the popular ride-hailing company, is using the internet to connect drivers with passengers.
In a statement, the company said it will soon start offering “Uber-enabled” booking for all UberX drivers, including drivers who work in its San Francisco headquarters.
The company will work with partners to enable these booking options, which will also include booking for Uber’s other app, UberPool.
This is a welcome move, but Uber says it won’t be able to provide a full list of Uber-enabled drivers at launch.
The new booking option will only be available to Uber drivers who have “passenger approval,” meaning they have been approved by Uber to work with customers.
This means the app will be able only allow drivers who use the app to book an appointment.
If a driver works for a company with “passer approval,” they can book an Uber-approved reservation for a passenger with the app.
This makes Uber-only booking more expensive than other booking options.
Uber also said it is working with Lyft to enable the booking of rides in the Lyft app.
Lyft drivers can book for Uber and LyftPool at the same time, but the two companies don’t appear to be working together on this feature.
UberPool will also work with a number of other Uber services, including UberX, UberPilot, and UberPool+.
Uber says this is a step forward for its driver program.
“We’re excited to have this option available to more than 1 million drivers in the United States,” said Uber spokesperson Alex Waddell in an email.
“This is just the first step to enabling the full suite of services and apps for drivers.
This feature will be available in the coming weeks to more drivers.”
For a list of all Uber-branded UberX and LyftX locations in the US, read Ars Technic’s guide to UberX locations.