So I found out today how uber works they negotiate the fare with the passenger. then they pay us based on the time and the mileage. that's why we get that big lag time after every ride while Lyft is able to calculate the ride immediately. So if Uber charges a customer $25 but based on the time and the mileage only pays 13 dollars. Uber gets to keep the difference and not pay us any Commission. This is why Uber benefits keeping the fares low.