Lyft will now allow you to schedule journeys forward of time

Lyft will now let you schedule trips ahead of time

Ridesharing platform Lyft heard the individuals and the individuals needed to schedule rides forward of time. So, beginning at the moment, Lyft is including a brand new function to allow you to schedule that experience to the airport or essential enterprise assembly you’ll want to be on time for prematurely.

We’ve heard rumors Uber has toyed with the thought of scheduling rides forward of time however to date it doesn’t supply that choice.

It’s additionally unclear how in style the function might be with Lyft riders. We requested how a lot of a requirement this was on Lyft’s finish and a spokesperson merely added:

“Passengers have requested us for this function, so we need to roll this out to provide further peace of thoughts to our customers once they have particular journeys arising – wish to the airport. Individuals just like the safety of figuring out they have already got a experience scheduled.”

I do know I’ve personally needed this feature for a while and it will be good to know a experience is for positive coming on the time I wanted to be picked up.

The choice works by choosing a pickup location, tapping a clock icon on the correct of the Lyft app, then choosing the time you need to be picked up. You possibly can replace or cancel a scheduled journey as much as half-hour earlier than pickup with out getting charged.

The scheduling function is simply out there in San Francisco for now. Lyft will check the way it goes and begin rolling the function out from there.

Is that this a foreshadowing of our driverless automotive, chatbot, sensible residence future? Think about asking Alexa to schedule you a self-driving automotive throughout pre-assessed low visitors intervals to get you wherever you need to go on time.