If you use Uber, or other on-demand car services, there’s one feature that you likely would use, but doesn’t currently exist. That feature, you ask? It’s requesting a ride and booking a car in advance. Uber currently doesn’t have that feature, but imagine how great it would be to request an Uber ride to the airport a full week before the day and time of your flight. You wouldn’t have to worry about last-minute transportation for an entire week.
Luckily, Uber users now have an app ($ 1.99 for iOS only) that makes this feature a reality. While it’s not affiliated or officially endorsed by Uber, the new app called TimeTravel allows you to prebook an Uber ride for the time you want, and you can book rides up to one week in the future. It can also be used for the same day, so if you know you’ll be stuck in a meeting later, you can use TimeTravel to request a ride as soon as the meeting is scheduled to end.
Before you start prebooking every Uber ride, you should know that TimeTravel cannot guarantee that rides will be available at the requested time, but hey, this is one thing Uber doesn’t allow in their own app, so we’ll see if Uber becomes a friend or foe to TimeTravel.