Uber is a taxi hailing company that has very popular mobile applications. The company announced an update to their apps on Monday that would allow users to split the fare of a cab.
Once a group of passengers request a ride, a single passenger can access the “Fare Split” feature by tapping the arrow icon and then inviting other passengers from their contact list. The passengers can also enter mobile numbers manually to send invitations to other passengers. After the fellow passengers confirm, Uber will split the fare evenly.
Passengers that do not have an Uber account will receive a prompt to download the application. This helps eliminate the awkward moments when friend does not have cash to help pay for the ride on the way back to or back from the restaurant or bar.