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[TechRadar] Tired of guessing how much your Uber will cost? Now you won't have to
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Tired of guessing how much your Uber will cost? Now you won't have to

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/car%20tech/Uber/Uber%20app-470-75.jpg" alt="Tired of guessing how much your Uber will cost? Now you won't have to"/><p>Scenario: You find yourself in need of a ride across town, only to find that Uber drivers in your area are experiencing surge pricing from high demand with only a broad estimate of what your base fare will be. </p><p>Normally, this would be an annoying process of estimating and multiplying figures, but not anymore. </p><p>Uber is <a href="https://newsroom.uber.com/upfront-fares-no-math-and-no-surprises/">doing away</a> with the math and sudden charges, and instead will show exactly what you'll pay <em>before</em> you get in the car, rather than after.</p><p>Using the same system as UberPool - the communal carpool service in the ridesharing app - riders will receive a fare at the beginning of the trip, multipliers included, that won't suddenly spike from surge mid-trip.</p><p>UberPool has had upfront pricing for a while now - a perk of needing to input route details so your cabmates can coordinate with you - but now all Uber users can take a ride without crunching numbers on what their trip home from the bar will cost.</p><p>Select customers in cities across the US and India have been enjoying the feature since April, with plans to bring it out to everyone worldwide in the next few months. </p><p>Considering what it's like to need a ride <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/car-tech/you-re-more-likely-to-pay-uber-s-surge-prices-on-a-low-battery-1321900">when your phone is dying</a>, having a guaranteed price up front is a nice touch.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/car-tech/uber-vs-lyft-everything-you-need-to-know-before-calling-a-ride-1323012">Uber vs. Lyft: Which one is for you?</a></li></ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/ifcw8JU0nOU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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