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    Uber's 'Smart Routes' Service Picks Up Passengers on Popular San Francisco Streets
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    Uber's new "Smart Routes" service has started picking up carpool passengers from stops along major roads for a discount.

    The service, which is in a test phase in San Francisco, is about a dollar cheaper than using the "UberPool" service, which picks passengers up at the location of their choosing.

    TechCrunch reported that at least two Smart Routes are currently being tested in San Francisco: Valencia Street between 15th and 26th Streets and Fillmore Street between Haight and Bay streets.

    And there are more shared services in the works.

    A spokesperson for Uber told the publication in July that the company is also working on a service called "Perpetual Rides" that would allow passengers to seamlessly pick up and drop off others while en route to their destination: "We are currently testing methods to make the ‘perpetual trip’ a reality in San Francisco. We’ve already seen initial success linking multiple consecutive trips into a single trip for the driver. Creating more efficiency in this way enables us to drive down the price for riders and increase earnings for drivers."

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