Published On: Tue, May 31st, 2016

You can now book a Lyft ride up to 24 hours in advance

Starting first in San Francisco

Lyft ride up to 24 hours in advance

Ridesharing app Lyft has announced that it is testing a new feature in San Francisco before rolling it out to other cities to allow riders to schedule a ride 24 hours in advance. or when exactly the feature will go live.

Ride scheduling could come in handy if you live in an area with relatively low coverage, or if you know you won’t have a few minutes to spare waiting for your ride to arrive. Lyft said it was important to offer “additional peace of mind” to customers planning important trips to the airport and other destinations.

At this moment it is clear that the feature will cost a little extra. The minimum fare will be higher, according to a Lyft, with different price points currently being tested.

Lyft said in a statement: “While on-demand rides remain core to our platform, we’re thrilled to offer even more options to passengers — as well as another opportunity for drivers to earn, ”

Booking a car ahead of time has been the exclusive services of black cars and limo companies. Uber and Lyft have said such feature is unnecessary when a car can be summoned to your front door in about five minutes. The worry has been that drivers would be wasting time circling a neighborhood, waiting for a scheduled customer.

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