In an effort to reduce wait times and overcrowded curbs at airports, Uber has rolled out a new program called ExpressMatch. According to Uber ExpressMatch improves ride safety, efficiency, and consistency by combining the best parts of their Prematch and PIN technology. Uber claims that through ExpressMatch, rider wait time at airports will be cut down to almost zero.
Uber has dug through a lot of their data and has created an algorithm that can anticipate rider demand and number of requests at various airports in advance. With this knowledge they are able to send drivers to the airport before the requests come through to wait at the curb for riders to exit. Riders, once they request a ride, will then be matched with a driver who is already parked at the curb for a quicker pick up experience. As a rider, you do not need to request any specific type of car or service for ExpressMatch, Uber will automatically implement this feature when you request a car inside the airport grounds.
Uber has seen a 40%-65% decrease in wait times at airports where they have rolled out ExpressMatch. Through this new feature they hope to achieve 3 main benefits.
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