Uber's Upfront Fares Aren't quite Upfront...are they?
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Upfront fares are calculated using the expected time and distance of the trip and local traffic, as well as how many riders and nearby drivers are using Uber at that moment.Uber partners help section for drivers:
The trip fare you see at the end of a ride is calculated by adding:Notice at the bottom it says "This amount is charged to the rider." Well if a rider was charged based on the drivers metered fare calculations you wouldn't be reading this article or watching the video on how "Uber's Upfront Fares Over Charges Riders Without Paying it to Drivers." But instead this seems to be the case.
- base fare: the price for pickup
- time: from start to end of trip
- distance: miles or kilometers of route
- surge pricing (if applicable)
- tolls (if applicable)
This amount is charged to the rider.
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