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This just in - Uber has a new light to help you find your ride

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felicia
120 Rider Guru
 Posted 5 years, 9 months ago

Uber introduced Beacon, a new light that attaches to a driver's windscreen and displays a color that you specify in the app so you can easily find your ride, especially in the dark. This is such a cool way to make sure you are getting into the right Uber, and will certainly save a lot of time! Beacon is currently in the trial phases as of now but hoping it will come to more cities soon!

Full story here:

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/15/uber-beacon-colored-lights

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    CasPer
    330 Rider
     5 years ago

    The title of this article is misleading.  With so many Ubers I can't tell which one is mine.

    I don't think I have a trouble determining which car iy Uber or not.  It's telling which Uber is mine!!  Think NYC.  Think in front of a bar!

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      KumarBengi
      90 Rider
       4 years ago

      I don't see anything confusing about the title.  It isn't misleading, is it?  The passenger (to be) can light up the light on an upcoming Uber in any color they'd like.  It's genius.

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      felicia
      OP 120 Rider Guru
       5 years ago

      The cool thing about it though is that you pick the color you want your Uber light to display through your Uber app, and it will show up that color. As opposed to it just being a general white light for all Ubers, which could definitely get confusing.

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        CasPer
        330 Rider
         5 years ago

        No way!! That is super cool.  

        It's apparently not that popular though. I haven't seen them yet and I ubered like 5 times in the past week.

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        ippei
        1202 Rider Driver Guru
         5 years ago

        I didn't realize that.  That is very nice.  More clear instrctions needed though.  How would we know?!  

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          felicia
          OP 120 Rider Guru
           5 years ago

          It's currently in testing phases in a few cities across the US, hopefully it will be everywhere soon!

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    TonyAlmeida
    1149 Rider
     5 years ago

    Obvously a copy of Lyft's recent move.  Love it though.  I think those things do help.  

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      SmittenKitten
      2096 Rider
       5 years ago

      They are lit up now?  Well, why not put them on top of roofs.  Maybe display the car # and can turn it on or off depending on whether they are picking up?

      ...oh, wait...

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        TonyAlmeida
        1149 Rider
         5 years ago

        I laughed way too much for that one.