Uber announced on Monday that it will now give passengers in the United States the option to tip their drivers. The Los Angeles Times reports that, in addition to the built-in tipping option, the ride service revealed plans to charge riders by the minute if they keep drivers waiting more than two minutes. Uber is also reducing the time that riders have to cancel a ride to avoid being slapped with a $5 fee from five minutes to two minutes after summoning a driver. While Uber won't take any part of the tips given drivers, it will continue to collect a portion of ride-cancellation fees and the new waiting-time charges.
Source: LA Times