Uber for on demand private drivers with your choice of vehicle

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