Uber is taking out the guessing game of your uberX rides. Just like uberPOOL and Grab Car, uberX riders will see how much their ride will cost before they’re picked up. This will help you make a decision what Uber option you’d plan to use.
These upfront fares take into consideration the trip’s expected time and distance, traffic situation, and availability of drivers at the time of request. Surge screens won’t show up this time around since this shows the actual cost already.
If you make changes to the destination and have multiple stops, Uber will fallback to the original time and distance rates. You will be notified by Uber of this change at a few points before and during the trip.