When you're traveling for business and need a ride, but want to avoid typical taxi pitfalls, add Lyft to your stockpile of apps. This free app puts unknown arrival times, cranky drivers and rival arms enticing the same cab to rest. No patience will be lost when using this stress-free service. Lyft is a peer-to-peer ridesharing experience that strives to make everyone feel safe and relaxed. Drivers are required to pass a DMV and background check, and must be properly insured.
When you open the app, the miracle of your phone's geolocation service pinpoints your position and shows available drivers nearby. Tap to request a ride, and promptly receive photos of your driver and their car, along with their rating and estimated time of arrival. All that's left is to watch the car on the map as it races to your locale. It's that easy.