Uber is starting to charge riders if they keep their drivers waiting too long.
The new charge, which started on Wednesday in Singapore, will start the clock three minutes after the driver arrives, if the rider isn’t there yet.
And during a surge, the wait time will be inflated accordingly.
In Singapore, tardy UberX riders will be charged S$0.20 ($0.15) per minute. For XL, Exec and ExecLarge rides, the charges are S$0.35 ($0.26), S$0.45 ($0.33)and S$0.60 ($0.44), respectively.
UberPool isn’t part of the programme yet.
The new charges come months after Uber started doing this in U.S. cities such as New York City, New Jersey, Phoenix and Dallas. Read more…