Uber Driver App Practice

Driver Question: Can I practice on the Uber app before going live? Is there anything else I can self-train myself on before getting started?

Great questions here. We believe that the good, highest rated Uber drivers are well acquainted with the cities they operate in — as well as effectively use the partner-app. It’s a wonderful idea to get some practice in before hitting the road.

These are naturally very important professional traits as it lets drivers perform their job satisfactory all the time, without having to constantly refer to their navigation apps or getting frustrated of not being app to figure out the app.Uber Driver App Practice

With that being said, if you would like to get a feel of the partner-app, you can do so by clicking here.

This is an interactive tutorial that will allow you to practice:
▸Starting a trip
▸Contacting the rider
▸Complete the trip
▸Rate the rider
▸Cancel a trip

What Would You Do If Your GPS Fail You While On A Ride?

GPS is certainly good, but it is important for you to understand that it is not fail-safe. There are a number of scenarios where navigation apps can fail you miserably and will inevitably lead to a bad rider rating.

So, stop grumbling how your rider gave you a bad location or perhaps how your navigation app furnished you with bad instructions. Instead take all the time you need to be able to visibly identify all the proper landmark directions, street names and venues in your city to be a much better rideshare driver.

Well, here are some good reasons why you ought to do so and stop your blind reliance on GPS.

To begin with, you should always be aware that navigation apps like Google Maps or Waze obtain longitude and lassitude coordinates from rideshare apps. This is all good as all diligent drivers wish to determine just where they are heading to.

However, the navigation app will then have to navigate to the closest point to the coordinates provided. This definitely implies that it can lead you to an alley or even some different street, which is much closer to the ‘pin point’ area you wish to go.

As such, in some cities, it isn’t unusual to be routed to an alley that is behind your target when the address on the app is on the given street in front of it. This normally complicates having to take the most efficient routes, particularly in places with single streets.

Also, accurate GPS readings rely on line of sight with GPS satellites. So, when you experience circumstances where your view of the sky is obstructed, you can’t accurately rely on GPS locations.

Driving in areas that are characterized by numerous skyscrapers, tunnels or even multi-level streets can also have an influence on GPS accuracy. In such scenarios, it is very important to possess an excellent knowledge of where you are heading without the use of navigation.

If you are a new driver and you need help getting started, you can get help via the app or logging into your account help.uber.com/partners and sending a support ticket.

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