Ride-sharing company Lyft is beginning to test a new feature that allows passengers to schedule rides up to 24 hours in advance.
The ability to schedule a ride addresses user needs such as an early-morning flight or a make-or-break business meeting cross-town.
To schedule a ride, the user, when selecting his or her pickup location, taps a clock icon on the right, and set the desired time. Lyft will schedule the ride. Users can update or cancel the scheduled ride up to 30 minutes before the requested time.
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. Testing for scheduled rides begins shortly in San Francisco, and we look forward to making the feature available to more passengers this summer.—Lyft