If you’ve never heard of Uber, you’re about to. Uber has revolutionized the taxi and limo industry in many cities around the world. This app-based on-demand executive driver service has a mystic about it, and a wildly fanatic fan base that’s growing worldwide. Well, over the past weekend they very quietly launched here in Detroit! started by a single tweet pic from one of the very first users Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions, using the app.
As simple as the system works, it’s really amazing that it’s taken the transportation industry this long to adapt to innovative technology like this. Here’s the breakdown of Uber:
Uber is a technology company that has developed a software that allows anyone to request a ride via mobile app, text message, or the web. Drivers arrive curbside in just minutes, you can track the arrival of your ride on your iPhone or Android, payment is cashless, and you’ll receive a text message when your driver arrives.
I have a $30 promo code for you to try it out next time you need a ride! Just download the app from your iphone or android device, or visit m.uber.com. After you sign up your account add the promotional code “42bw9″. You will then have a 20 dollar credit! which would get you (approximately) and up to 2 other people a ride from downtown royal oak to downtown birmingham… in a luxury sedan. Most of the vehicles are lincoln towncars, but I’ve seen escalades, navigators, jags, lexus, benz too.