Uber coming to Evansville

Updated: Dec. 1, 2016 at 10:12 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Uber is coming to the Tri-State!

On Thursday, Uber announced its ridesharing product, uberX, will launch in Evansville in early 2017.

Uber is a technology company that connects riders and drivers through a smartphone application. With Uber, riders can push a button on their phone and get a ride. Uber partners with pre-screened local drivers who use their personal vehicles to give neighbors a ride on their own schedule.

Evansville is the 7th city in Indiana to welcome the ridesharing service.

Over the next few weeks, Uber will be onboarding Evansville residents interested in flexible earning opportunities driving with Uber. For more information and to sign up as a driver, click here and select "Evansville."

To use Uber as a rider, first, download the Uber app for iOS or Android. Then, create an account using your email address and phone number, and by adding payment information.

When you're ready to go, open the app and enter your destination in the "Where To" bar. You can do that by:

  • Searching for the name of a place
  • Entering an address, or;
  • Setting a pin

Once you choose the ride, just tap 'Request.' When your driver is on the way, you'll see:

  • Your driver’s picture and name
  • Make and model of the vehicle
  • Car’s license plate number

You can also watch the driver travel to your location on the app's map. That way, you know you're getting in the right car with the right driver. If you need to get in touch, you can call or text your driver through the Uber app.

When you arrive at your destination, you'll automatically charge the payment method on file.

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