We’ve all arrived at the airport and found that a ride home using popular ride-sharing app Uber is way more money than expected. Gone are the days of when Uber would notify its users that a price surge was in effect (that notification ended two years ago). While no one except Uber insiders know exactly how the company’s controversial fare-adjusting algorithm works, the app may soon allow you to check whether it’s worth it to wait a few minutes or not.
Yesterday, an employee over at Uber accidentally leaked a pic of the new feature, which was subsequently deleted, that showed that if the user waited for 5 minutes he would save $2.
So far the feature is only those working for the company in San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to Quartz who received confirmation from Uber. “Affordability is a top reason riders choose shared rides, and we’re internally experimenting with a way to save money in exchange for a later pickup."