Your parents' greatest nightmare has just been amplified one thousand times: not only do you live in NEW YORK CITY where danger lurks on every street corner like it's a Duane Reade, but now you're also going to ride around with complete strangers! Yay!!
Uber just announced that it plans to launch UberPool, a car-sharing service, in beta form this Thursday in all boroughs of New York. The service will work the same way one-touch car-scheduling normally does on Uber, except that it will match you with a complete stranger who also happens to want a ride back from Bushwick to the East Village. When your match is ready, UberPool will notify you of your co-passenger's name (unfortunately, names do not reveal one's standing on the creepy/not-creepy scale). If they are unable to get you a match, they'll give you a discount on your ride (your move, Tinder).