Imagine an app that would allow you to reserve an Uber or Lyft ride - days or minutes in advance. Well, a local company has cashed in on that missing feature of the ride-sharing companies.
Richmond native Matt Donlon launched the app, named "UZURV," in April and, so far, it has taken off. It is already operating in 44 cities.
"UZURV" fills a major gap for Uber and Lyft.
"We are like the open tables to restaurants, we are to on-demand drivers," said Donlon.
Hundreds of people are reserving their rides ahead of time.
Here's how it works:
- Download the Uber or Lyft app
- Download the UZURV app
- Log in and pick your favorite drivers, tap 'filter,' and start customizing
- Users have the option to save their driver and request them later
Donlon says Hampton Roads has 150 drivers and many of them have base access, which is a huge deal for our area.
Governor McAuliffe's chief of staff said in a statement, "This is the kind of company that fits within the Virginia economy's initiative to compete with Silicon Valley."