Uber is testing a function to avoid transportation problems from airports, according to a TechCrunch report. Previously, the company used this function at large events such as concerts, festivals or sporting events, but this would be the first time that Uber used the PINs for travel at the airport.
This is how it works: when people ask for an Uber, they will receive a six-digit PIN and must go to a dedicated place designated by Uber at the airport. On the other hand, drivers who receive a request for transportation at the airport will wait for the passengers in said dedicated place. The user will provide the PIN to the driver, and the driver will enter the number in their application. The result is a virtual taxi line instead of passengers waiting for a specific Uber driver to find them.
It is not clear when or how many airports Uber will take this function.
Uber did not respond immediately to a request for comment.