UberPool Will Be One of London's Cheapest Taxi Services, But You'll Have to Speak to Strangers

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Taxi app Uber is launching a new service in London, which it says will combat pollution and congestion, while also delivering better value for money for passengers. UberPool lands in the capital on Friday as a car-sharing service, encouraging passengers to ride along with strangers if they’re heading in the same direction.

Uber says that passengers using UberPool will pay a fixed fare, which will typically be 25% lower than what they'd shell out using UberX. Pool's already established in 15 cities around the world, and Uber claims the service represents a 'credible alternative' to car ownership (in London, anyway).

While this represents great news for customers, we can’t imagine black cab drivers will be best pleased.


Want more updates from Gizmodo UK? Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.