Uber SPOT has launched and it makes finding your Uber driver easier than ever.
The new feature involves drivers installing a colored LED light on the windshield. While the passenger is waiting to be picked up, they can tap a colored button (yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, or green), and then look for the Uber with the matching colored SPOT light.
Uber drivers can also hold down one of the buttons to turn their phone the same color, making it easier for their Uber driver to spot them.
The Uber SPOT platform will be particularly helpful at crowded events like concerts. In those cases, Uber customers oftentimes sit down in the wrong Uber or even get into a car that isn’t an Uber at all.
The Uber SPOT feature is testing in Seattle and if users find it helpful, it will likely roll out at other locations in the near future.
Uber is also testing suggested pickup point, better car mapping, and other new features that shave seconds and even minutes off each ride.