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OKLAHOMA CITY - A new car service coming to Oklahoma City will allow almost anyone with a car to become a make-shift taxi service.

Uber is expanding to the Sooner State with uberX connecting riders with drivers on demand.

They are already in 45 cities worldwide.

According to Uber's website, OKC Thunder player Nick Collison requested the first ride which took him to practice.

Company officials boast their service is a cost-effective option that is cheaper than hailing a cab.

How Uber works: 

Those needing a ride download the free Uber app on their smartphones.

Riders create an account and then can request a ride and pay through the app.

Uber for iOS
Uber for Android

How ride sharing works: 

The company partners with locals who will drive their own cars to pick you up.

All drivers are required to pass Uber's rigorous screening process which includes:

- Stringent background check
- Driving history check
- In person interview
- City knowledge exam
- On-going quality control checks