One of the most popular off-book uses for UBER is the late night “carpooling” of high school students ~ you are supposed to be over 18 to use UBER but any one who knows a high schooler knows the preferred method of transpo for the ride home is UBER. Those who can drive but don’t want to be on the roads late at night, those that may be (illegally) drinking, and those that can’t even drive yet.
While UBER technically does not allow account holders under 18, the company’s recently expanded functionality of Trip Tracker to their Family Profiles is certainly going to be met with much parental approval. The feature provides automatic notifications and the ability to follow along whenever someone is riding under your Family Profile.
Unlike my parents, who were sound asleep by the time I got home, today’s moms & dads like to track their kids whereabouts at all times, even when they head off to college. Phone apps like Find My Friends and Life360 are de rigeur for freshman moms. And now, UBER makes it even easier. Here’s what UBER has to say about the new tracker:
“Whether you have a spouse traveling for work, a daughter heading home from college, or a parent going to a doctor’s appointment — ensuring your loved ones are taken care of when you’re not together extends beyond just covering the cost of a ride. Now the next time one of your family members is headed out – you’ll know when they are on their way, which route they are taking and when they’ve arrived. No matter which city your loved ones are riding in — Trip Tracker helps you stay in the know, when your group is on the go.”
You can read how to set up your family
spyware, I mean profile, on your Uber account here: https://newsroom.uber.com/trip-tracker/