At the moment users who want to hail an Uber can do so by launching the app. However the app only limits one car per app, meaning that if you’re trying to hail multiple rides for yourself and your friends/family members then you’ll need more than one phone, but that has changed with the launch of Uber Central.
Uber Central was actually launched last year in beta form, but now it looks like it has since exited beta. The app was also originally envisioned as a standalone product, but Uber has decided to integrate it into its Uber for Business platform. For those unfamiliar with Uber Central, basically this is a platform which allows users (or businesses) to order multiple Uber rides at once.
This might come in handy for certain businesses, like maybe car mechanics, hotels, or airports where in addition to taxis, they can also offer customers alternatives such as Uber rides. However the payment will be charged directly to the business account tied to Uber Central, and the best part is that the person that the ride is being hailed for doesn’t even need an Uber account.
That being said, Uber Central does not appear to be free as was previously intended. According to TechCrunch, customers who want to activate the platform will have to pay a separate fee in addition to paying for Uber for Business.