Only a couple of weeks after Lyft announced its own scheduled rides, Uber is following suit and implementing its own take on the feature. The main difference between Uber's and Lyft's is that the latter doesn't allow you to schedule rides more than 24 hours in advance, but the former is letting you do it up to 30 days beforehand. This gives you leeway to "reserve" rides way ahead of time, to make sure you are done with your flight planning or major business trips preparation.
To schedule an Uber ride, you simply head into the app and choose the uberX then tap "Schedule a ride." You then pick the date, time, pickup location, and drop-off destination, then confirm it. Uber will remind you 24 hours and 30 minutes beforehand, tell you if surge pricing applies, and give you the option to cancel any time.
Uber is prioritizing business profiles and users with accounts linked to a company's Uber for Business. The feature launched yesterday in Seattle but riders in other cities can request early access at this page.