Uber has introduced a more efficient way of travelling with the introduction of Express Pool, which works by grouping people at one location in a bid to save time and get the travelers quickly to their destination.
All the rider has to do to is to walk to the pre-allocated destination before the driver comes for the pickup. These smart pick up locations are called Express spots. Every ride booked will start and finish at the selected Express Spot.
How Express Pool Works
When you book a ride, there will be instances that there are other people in your locality who want to go to the same destination as yours. Express Pool finds all these people and gets them to gather at one place for pickup so that there are less detours and the travel time is greatly reduced.
The Express Spots are selected after taking into account where the riders are located and the route the driver is taking for the journey so that everyone benefits with a time saving and hassle free trip.
This in turn reduces costs for both the company as well as the riders who will therefore pay lower fares compared to what they were originally paying.