UberPool is one of the cheaper ride-hailing options, grouping nearby passengers who are headed in the same direction. The problem is that all of those pickups and drop-offs can be time consuming. To help, Uber has announced a raft of new features for its mobile apps, including status notifications for riders. Once you've confirmed a booking, that means you'll receive "real-time instructions" and updates such as "leaving shortly" and "be ready outside." Drivers, meanwhile, will find a timer in the app specifying how long to wait at the pick-up point. If the passenger doesn't appear, they're free to move on and claim a no-show fee from Uber.