In previous years, Uber showed riders how much the surge pricing affected the standard fare via a times number and would then prompt users to type in that scale.
Now there’s no need — at least in the majority of cities in the U.S., Canada and other cities internationally.
“In most cities, as you ring in 2017, you can get a glimpse of what’s to come with upfront fares. Before you request an Uber, you’ll see the total cost of your ride so there are no unwelcome surprises heading into the New Year,” Uber wrote in the blog post.
Other recommendations from Uber to avoid surprises include taking an uberPOOL, as in putting your ride in the hands of Uber’s algorithm to not only match you with a driver but also with more passengers. As Uber recently put forth in its updated community guidelines, “don’t comment on someone’s appearance or ask whether they are single.”
Following patterns from previous years, Uber advises that fares will be the highest between midnight and 3 a.m.