Uber is trying to help you avoid that awkward moment when you into the wrong car.
The ride-sharing company will start testing a color-coded “Spot” lighting system that promises to “light your way to a smoother pickup.” As part of Spot, Uber cars in Seattle will start flashing a color LED light near the windshield that will match the color on your smartphone.
This is how it works: After you hail a ride on the Uber app, you will be asked to choose one of the six colors. When your ride arrives, the LED light will glow in that chosen color. Then you can press and hold the color on your smartphone to light up your screen so the driver can identify you as the correct pickup.