Photography Credit: Kurt Linder
So you’ve had one too many martoonis at this-week’s-charity gala but the idea of hailing a cab is reserved for those who aren’t wearing Nina Ricci ballgowns or Tom Ford custom-made tuxedos. For those without private drivers on call, UberCab is a company that provides this service hassle-free and tech-friendly.
This San Francisco start-up has been around since 2010 and expanded to a multitude of places. By downloading their app, filling out some simple information, one never has to call a dispatcher or queue up. Instead through the app, it finds out your location and then you simply click that you need a driver. Within 5-10 minutes, a black town car arrives ready to take you anywhere you go. The prices are extremely reasonable, about twice the cost of a cab, but there really is no price on comfort is there. But we know you’re already on it you San Francisco tech-philes.
What’s making news now is that you can choose what kind of car picks you up. Whether it be the classic black town car or a SUV that fit up to 6 (perfect for when that July 4th BBQ up on someone’s Marina roofdeck gets a bit out-of-control) or even for the environmentally conscious – a hybrid, it’s just a click away via their simple iPhone or Android app
What’s the best part is that to celebrate this new launch Uber is working with Haute Living SF. Here’s a perk for new signups – use our link to get $10 off your first ride because our readers should never have to use a cab that smells. http://uber.com/invite/uberHauteLivingSF