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Uber wants to suggest pickup points to speed up your trip

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
July 8, 2015
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If you use Uber, you know that there's a delicate art to choosing pickup points: drop the pin in the wrong spot and your driver could spend ages trying to reach you. You're about to get some useful pointers, though. TechCrunch has learned that the ridesharing company is testing "suggested pickup points" that should start your trip faster and save some frustration. The experiment doesn't account for your destination, but it does avoid common pitfalls -- it'll ask you to go to a corner if you can't get a ride in the middle of the block, or suggest you wait at a main road instead of a side street. There's no word on whether or not you'll see this feature on a regular basis, but it's big enough that it may be more a question of "when" than "if."

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