Today, June 6th, 2012, marks the launch of Uber’s town car service in Philadelphia. The service allows you to order a town car—for more than a cab, but less than the typical price of a town car—via an app on your smartphone (the future!). The app will give you the car’s ETA and bills you directly, so you don’t have to get cash, argue with a cabbie to use your card, or reluctantly allow a cabbie to swing you through the bank free-of-charge before taking you somewhere (seriously, that happened). [Curbed]
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