Big news in the rideshare industry this week, and this time, it’s all about Lyft. Lyft announced they will be expanding their operations internationally, entering into the Canadian ridesharing market.
Lyft will begin operating in Toronto starting in December of this year, making the city the first that Lyft will operate outside of the United States. Previously Lyft operated in international markets solely through partnerships with existing rideshare companies present in the market. It’s no secret this strategic move is part of Lyft’s efforts to take on Uber.
Uber already announced that for the first time ever ...read more
The RideGuru Fare Comparison Calculator has expanded it's support to two more rideshare companies, Bounce and Kango. We are excited to welcome both companies to the RideGuru community!
Take a look below to learn about each new company.
Bounce is a ride-sharing company that focuses on empowering their drivers through offering residual income opportunities and company ownership. By offering better opportunities, Bounce believes they obtain better drivers, providing a more professional and safer rider experience. With Bounce you can also request your favorite driver and schedule rides in advance. Bounce also prides themselves on offering round-the-clock and multi-channel ...read more
Flying cars?! Yes, you heard that right. Uber announced their latest project “Elevate”, their aerial rideshare service. This week Uber executives announced a third city where they will be testing these plane-helicopter hybrid, and by 2020, they hope to be testing in Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai.
The vision of this “flying car” is to shuttle passengers from rooftop to rooftop, saving time and reducing traffic on the roads. The head of product at Uber says the Elevate project is closer than people may think. Especially with news that rideshares like Uber and Lyft actually increase traffic, this new ...read more
Bozoma Saint John is Uber’s first ever Chief Brand Officer. She has been working at Uber in this role for almost 6 months now, and has announced the direction where we can expect to see the Uber brand going.
Last week, Uber debuted an NBA themed advertising campaign titled “Rolling with the Champion”. In the ad you can see NBA pros and ESPN SportsCenter anchor as an Uber driver. Saint John plans to place Uber at the forefront of pop culture, where she believes Uber will flourish.
At first glance, this seems like an interesting move for Uber. Right ...read more
Uber has announced this week that they will be partnering with Visa and Barclays to introduce their own credit card. The credit card will give Uber access to a huge amount of valuable customer data – including customer purchases. Uber already tracks information about customers, like where they travel and how much they spend on the app.
Uber is making it very easy to apply for one of their slick-looking credit cards. Users can apply for the card straight from their Uber app starting on November 2nd. The application will be compiled with all the information Uber already has on ...read more