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Photo below is of the downtown Ottawa, Canada area showing multiple Ghost cars within a block of my PIN (though the ETA is set to 4 minutes). Notice the Ghost car driving south on Waller St, this is a One-Way street that heads north and ends at Rideau St..

 

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Photo below is of the downtown Ottawa, Canada area showing multiple Ghost cars within a block of my PIN (though the ETA is set to 4 minutes). Notice the Ghost car driving south on Waller St, this is a One-Way street that heads north and ends at Rideau St..

Most likely a GPS error. I get that at times where it shows I'm driving down the wrong side of the highway backwards if the GPS looses a lock. Downtown Toronto the GPS sometimes shows the car going through a park.
 

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Most likely a GPS error. I get that at times where it shows I'm driving down the wrong side of the highway backwards if the GPS looses a lock. Downtown Toronto the GPS sometimes shows the car going through a park.
I get your point, but I know for a fact that most of (if not all) these cars are Ghost. When I'm at home in Gatineau and turn on the rider app, I'll see 1 or 2 cars around my neighboorhood, but the ETA is 20-25 minutes. Uber may have just done a good job of convincing you and others that the cars shown in the rider app before requesting a ride are an actual indication of where UberX cars are.

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I get your point, but I know for a fact that most of (if not all) these cars are Ghost. When I'm at home in Gatineau and turn on the rider app, I'll see 1 or 2 cars around my neighboorhood, but the ETA is 20-25 minutes. Uber may have just done a good job of convincing you and others that the cars shown in the rider app before requesting a ride are an actual indication of where UberX cars are.

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Can't say I have experience this. I have seen it where I can find a car sitting there just as it is on the app. Although I also have seen delays of about 30 seconds when it is moving around. Even when I quickly park and check the app I can see cars around and then my car creeping up on the spot. I have heard others claiming ghost cars. I just haven't seen it.
 

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I'm sceptical as well. Question: Was the car moving at the time? When cars are parked, the little icon can be pointing any which way because they lose the direction it was heading in. When I'm out on the street, I'm almost always able to find the Uber car if I'm looking for it.
 

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Yes, I watched it as it turned left from Rideau Street onto Waller St and continued south along the very path of the road (This is a one-way street that goes in the opposite direction).

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Ok then, maybe a conspiracy theory is warranted then. We all trust our evil overlord travis right, I wouldn't put anything past him.
 

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Yes, I watched it as it turned left from Rideau Street onto Waller St and continued south along the very path of the road (This is a one-way street that goes in the opposite direction).

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Could it actually be an Uber driver going the wrong way down a 1 way street? I have seen Cab drivers do it around here. I can only imagine someone who doesn't know the roads make a mistake.
 

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It tracks the phone, not the car. Driver stretching his legs and taking the phone with him.
Then I suppose these UberX drivers should switch professions and get into Track n Field. As I didn't think it was possible to run a couple blocks within seconds.

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"Uber could introduce UberRun and offer rides on people's backs who can run that fast"
 

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Could it actually be an Uber driver going the wrong way down a 1 way street? I have seen Cab drivers do it around here. I can only imagine someone who doesn't know the roads make a mistake.


Perhaps those drivers took a wrong turn and ended up in the ocean?
Or they are UberJetski?

Uber is known for placing ghost cars when they need to, just to make themselves look popular.

My city is relatively new with not many riders yet.
 

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Perhaps those drivers took a wrong turn and ended up in the ocean?
Or they are UberJetski?

Uber is known for placing ghost cars when they need to, just to make themselves look popular.

My city is relatively new with not many riders yet.
You're mistaken. That's just UberFerry .
 
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