Uber will be introducing 'Uber Express Pool', a cheaper variable of its current ride-sharing service Uber Pool. ExpressPool will require riders to walk to a spot along a common route, unlike the Pool service which picks up riders from their doorsteps. "We are encouraging riders to walk a little so that they can optimise the matching algorithm." said Prabhjeet Singh, Regional General Manager of Uber India, in an interview to Hindu BusinessLine where he first spoke of the service. The service has been piloted in major cities the US since November 2017. It typically works like this: after you enter a location and request a ride, Uber will run an algorithm to round up different drivers, routes, pickup and dropoff locations, and additional riders looking for the optimal match. Then the rider will be directed to walk a little bit…
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