How do I recognize my driver? Any tips?
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Car Type, License Plate, a sign on dash, car color, driver's face, etc.
You've downloaded the app, you have an account, you called an Uber (or another rideshare sevice). Now, as the car approaches what do you do?
Keep your app open!
Not only can you see the driver approaching on your app, this will enable drivers to see your phone's GPS location. (Note: in the recent update, Uber's app now can see your location even if Uber's app is in the background. FYI) This will enable the driver to approach your exact location!
Identify the Driver / Vehicle!
In your Uber app, you will find many details about the driver that can help you.
- Car Type / Color
- License Plate (helps when on front of vehicle)
- Driver's Profile Pic
- Sign on the Dash ("U" or "Lyft")
Some signs light up in different colors, indicated on your app. (Say pink screen matches up with pink sign) Neat, huh?
Of course, when entering the vehicle, always make sure it's the right driver!