Austin, your new and improved ride is here

By Jenna MacPherson on | Cities, News, Product | , , , , ,

Austin riders!  We’re excited to announce the launch of some serious upgrades to the Curb you already know and love. Here are the new features:

  • Faster pickups
  • Better GPS tracking
  • Effortless payment*
  • Call driver feature
  • Rider support

With spring right around the corner, there are plenty of opportunities to get out there and try the new Curb. Skip the parking woes and book a ride to the The Domain for an afternoon of outdoor shopping, or count on Curb when you need a safe ride home from a night of bar-hopping on 6th Street. No matter where your plans take you, Curb is the best way to get around town.

Want to know more about the upgrades? Here are the details:

Faster pickups
We’re changing the way we assign your ride. With our new, state-of-the-art routing system we’re increasing reliability and decreasing your wait time.

Better GPS tracking
We’ve updated our map screens to give riders a real-time snapshot of nearby taxis. We have also improved our ETA feature with constant status updates, so you know exactly when your taxi will show.

Effortless payment
We want your wallet and your phone to stay in your pocket. Curb payment is now completely effortless in Austin. Just set and adjust your tip level in the app during your ride and roll out of your cab when you reach your destination. We’ll take care of the rest. *You must have a valid credit card on file and set as your payment method to take advantage of this feature.

Cash payment is also still available. Just select “Pay in Taxi” as your payment method before you book your ride.

Call driver feature
You can now call your driver in the app to make pickups easier. All calls are anonymized.

Rider support
When it comes to getting around Austin, Curb is your wingman. However, we realize issues and challenges don’t always end in the backseat. If you have a problem, email us at or tweet us @gocurb.

Help us help you! Enter a driver rating, leave a comment in the app, or email our team with any ride feedback or suggestions. If you have a great ride, we always love app reviews, too!

Ride on!