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How does Uber charge you for a ride, and how do you know if you are being charged the correct amount?

Asked by 2davidc8 (9701points) February 5th, 2015

Regular taxicabs have meters on their dashboards, which I understand are highly regulated and checked.
But Uber uses private individuals in their own private cars. Presumably they don’t have meters. So, how do you know what you should be charged for a ride? Or, if you are driver, how do determine how much to charge?

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johnpowell's avatar

They use GPS for distance and the application also tracks how long you are in the car. All the money goes through Uber so it is up to them to determine rates. The drivers have no say in the matter.

Silence04's avatar

An uber driver could potentially “keep the meter running” in their app after they drop you off. However they wouldn’t get anything out I’d the deal as they are paid hourly now.

2davidc8's avatar

OIC, thanks, @johnpowell.

@Silence04 So, once I pay the driver (say, with my phone), that’s it as far as I’m concerned and the driver can’t charge me more?

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