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How to Save Money Using Uber & Lyft: Frequent Rider Programs and Commuter Passes

Posted by: Felicia Dodge 1 day, 9 hours ago

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Are you someone who uses rideshares often? If only there was a way to reward passengers for using services like Uber and Lyft frequently…

Rideshare companies are trying many new programs to reward frequent riders. These programs are still new and are currently being rolled out in limited cities in the United States.

1) Frequent Rider Programs

Uber and Lyft have both experimented with frequent rider programs, where you are rewarded with free trips or ride credits.  We are not aware of any of these being offered consistently, but here are a few links: TechCrunch ArticleUberVIP in NYC and ...

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What is Carpooling? The difference between Carpools and Rideshares

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rideshare Knowledge 1 day, 20 hours ago

Ridesharing has become a popular concept in recent years, and companies like Uber and Lyft have changed how our world gets from point A to point B. Since the inception of ridesharing, there has been confusion over what constitutes as ridesharing vs carpooling. While the two are similar, there are a few fundamental differences between rideshares and carpools.

In its simplest form, the term Ridesharing is mainly used to denote community members giving rides to others, usually for a profit. The drivers of rideshare vehicles act similar to taxi cabs, giving paid rides in their own personal vehicle to members ...

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Lyft's Express Drive Program

Posted by: Felicia Dodge in Rideshare Knowledge 3 days, 7 hours ago

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Do you want to drive for Lyft, but not own your own car? Lyft's Express Drive program helps you rent a car so you can start driving and earning with Lyft!

The Express Drive program is available in select cities across the United States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and more! The details vary by city and by rental car provider. To find out information specific to your city, go through the steps to become a driver and learn more.

How to Become an Express Driver with Lyft

  1. Apply to drive at lyft.com/expressdrive ...
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Uber is Trying to Keep Drowsy Drivers off the Road

Posted by: Felicia Dodge 1 week, 1 day ago

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Uber is introducing a new policy that requires all drivers in the U.S. to take a six-hour break after driving for 12 hours straight. This policy will be strictly enforced by an app countdown that automatically warns drivers when they are approaching their maximum driving limit. 

The 12 hours of consecutive driving is based on how long the driver spends driving while online in the Uber app. If they are pulled over or stopped somewhere, that time will not be counted. According to the Washington Post, Uber will not track hours drivers spend offline for Uber but driving for ...

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Uber Vs. Waymo: All About the Lawsuit Happening Now

Posted by: Felicia Dodge in Rideshare Knowledge 2 weeks, 1 day ago

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This week marks the beginning of the Uber versus Waymo trial in San Francisco. The lawsuit against Uber, issued last year, stated that the company stole information from Waymo. The results of this trail may determine the fate of Uber’s self-driving car program.

Waymo, an Alphabet subsidiary, has been developing technology for self-driving cars for years now. One of Waymo’s former engineers left the company to start his own self-driving truck company called Otto. Uber acquired Otto in 2016, and with that acquisition came Anthony Levandowski, the former Waymo engineer and current CEO of Otto.

Levandowski is a ...

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