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  1. News
    Apparently Uber (etc) are discriminatory in their pricing. Is anyone surprised? https://venturebeat.com/2020/06/12/researchers-find-racial-discrimination-in-dynamic-pricing-algorithms-used-by-uber-lyft-and-others/ Thx L :)
  2. Technology
    An APP that sends a ping to the drivers closest to the pick up. Free Market pricing similar to when Uber/Lyft decide on a Price Surge based on Supply and Demand. Sort of like the Ebay of Ride Share. The difference with this APP is the drivers decide on the price and PAX can decide to accept...
  3. Surge
    Welcome to the lowest pay in the entire time Uber has been operating. Like seriously...
  4. Chicago
    I don't know if you read this https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/835534-uber-drivers-granted-class-cert-underpayment-class-action/
  5. Chicago
    A friend who doesn't drive is coming over to paint my place this weekend. Just in case we started drinking I wanted to know the cost of Uber vs driving him myself so I checked. Lisle to Elgin pool was $45 and x was $60. The thing is the expected arrival time had only a 2 minute difference...
  6. Chicago
    With upfront pricing does our route effect what the rider pays? With the old way they paid I got in the habit if asking for permission from the rider before taking a much longer route to save a few minutes. Often I ended up screwing myself because of fewer miles and worse file efficiency...
  7. New Jersey
    I really hope Uber does something different with wait time. Five minutes is way too long to wait to get a cancellation fee. How does it make sense that someone can order an Uber that is 5-6 minutes away and still not be outside within one minute after the driver has arrived. That $0.16/min...
  8. Los Angeles & Orange County
    I took all of these within a minute. The pax app no longer says 'fares are higher due to demand'. When did this change occur?
  9. Washington DC
    Article from Bloomberg. Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning The ride-hailing company faces at least five U.S. probes, two more than previously...
  10. Las Vegas
    I had a chance to take two Uber X rides as a passenger last night (both 5 stars and tipped). The first ride was (rounding off) $25 to the Four Seasons (a normal charge). No surge. 5pm. The ride back was $32, no surge for the same trip (route). 9:30 pm. Double checked through the driver app that...
  11. Los Angeles & Orange County
    Interesting read... https://qz.com/974892/ubers-upfront-pricing-is-helping-it-overcharge-passengers-on-uberx-and-other-private-rides/
  12. New Jersey
    Hello all, I will be looking into driving for UBER or LYFT very soon (Have not made up my mind yet). I'm trying to do this all right so I don't have any problems with Pax or Cops. I understand that we need commercial insurance to drive for the said companies. But how exactly does that work and...
  13. Technology
    I think all the rideshare services should make a change in the way they charge! First, they need to charge more. I think in most markets they can easily charge 50-60% of what a taxi charges. In my market they charge about 40%. Then I think they should do away completely with surge/prime time...
  14. Toronto (Ontario)
    Guaranteed fares seem to be different from regular upfront fares. The only time I had a 'guaranteed fare' was when I was using the destination feature. Some of these destination feature trips are called 'guaranteed fares' and most are not. One 'guaranteed fare' I had was for 18 min and 7 km and...
  15. San Francisco
    So, another nail in the coffin of what we knew as 'surge' and how UBER plans to turn every ride into a POOL Full deets here: https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/23/surgepurge/ Excerpt: No more pop-ups asking you to agree to those murky "2.1x" (or some other "x" amount) surge fares on the Uber app...
  16. Miami
    Is it just me? I haven't seen any surges during normal busy times in almost 2 weeks. Unfortunately my car is a V8 and I can't afford to drive without surge pricing
  17. San Francisco
    As you all know the app now lets you accept fare before droping of your pax, and if you don't accept it, it counts against your acceptance rating and you can't go offline while on trip (no options for it), so if you decide to drop off your last pax and go home afterwards you will receive a ping...
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