Taxi service Uber has released an update for the Android app, which brings estimated time of arrival (ETA) and route sharing support. According to blog post by the company, Uber users will now be able to share their ETA with their friends, family or other contacts as soon as they book a cab.
How does this work?
- Choose “SHARE MY ETA” in the menu next to your driver’s name
- Enter a destination
- Select the people you’d like to share with
“Your contacts will receive a text with your ETA and a live map that shows exactly when you’ll get to your destination,” Uber noted in the blog post.
In related news, Uber recently announced that it is going to start its taxi service in Bangalore and it is currently operating a very limited set of cars, which are only available to select users. Uber also plans to start its service in other Indian cities including New Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad in the coming months.