Uber Steps Up

Uber gets more sophisticated with new feature for Dallas riders

Uber gets more sophisticated with new feature for Dallas riders

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Uber introduces scheduled rides for Dallas business users. Uber/Facebook

In its ever-growing upset of traditional transportation services, Uber announced Wednesday that scheduled rides are in everyone's future.

Need a ride to the airport, a lift for lunch, or an air-conditioned tote to a business meeting? As of Wednesday, Business Profile and Uber for Business users in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio can schedule a car. In the coming weeks, all riders will have the opportunity.

By tapping UberX and selecting "schedule a ride," and then providing pick-up date, time, location, and destination, your appointment is made. Uber will send trip reminders to clients 24 hours in advance of a scheduled pickup, as well as 30 minutes before.

Further building confidence, riders will be notified when the driver is on his or her way — and if surge pricing applies. Riders can cancel any time before the driver is en route.

Oh, what a relief it would be to have a car and driver — without the chauffeur service fees — waiting to deliver you home after one of those affairs often fraught with valet parking nightmares.