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Privacy and Ridesharing: How to Know if Your Info is Safe

Posted by: lilly in Rideshare Knowledge 1 week, 3 days ago

When you sign-up with Uber or Lyft, you’re prompted to put in your name, your phone number, your device data, your location information, your credit card information, and more. You’re asked to verify who you are and where you are, and people have started to question…is that safe? Is it okay to have all of my data stored on this type of ridesharing app? After all, the security of apps can be breached. 

What are the privacy features associated with each app? 

The information and privacy policies for both Lyft and Uber are extensive and can be ...

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Here is how many passengers can travel in each Uber service

Posted by: RideGuru in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 1 week, 4 days ago

How many people can fit in an Uber? If you have 4 passengers, should you order an UberX or an UberXL? 

Figuring out the perfect ride for your group can be challenging. You want to make sure the car your order has plenty of room for all passengers to sit comfortably but ideally you also do not want to pay more for a larger vehicle that you may not need!

Take a look below to learn the maximum number of riders allowed in various Uber and Lyft services as well as the recommended maximum luggage amount.


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Tips for Staying Safe With Uber and Lyft

Posted by: RideGuru in Rideshare Knowledge 1 week, 5 days ago

uber safetyWe are extremely saddened to hear the news of the death of the University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson by a man posing as her rideshare driver. Some parents are asking themselves if they should ever let their kids use Uber or Lyft again. The reality is that these services have become so widespread, that they are almost unavoidable. However, there are many ways to make sure you are staying safe when you request a ride. 

1. Try to avoid riding alone

We know there are circumstances when you do not have another choice but to take an Uber ...

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Should I Let My College Student Ride in an Uber or Lyft?

Posted by: lilly in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 1 week, 6 days ago

Every so often, the world wakes up to horrible news. Sometimes it’s a terrorist attack, sometimes it’s a natural disaster, and most recently it was the tragic death of University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson. She did something that almost every college student has done.  

She was out with friends in a popular nightlife area when she got separated from her roommates and decided to head home instead of stick around alone in a bar. Josephson called an Uber and climbed into the car that she thought belonged to her driver. Instead, he ended up being her ...

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GigWorker: Your All-in-One Guide to the Booming Gig Economy

Posted by: RideGuru in Announcements , Driver Community , Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Looking to make some extra cash? Curious which side hustle best fits your skills and schedule? 

According to a study by Intuit, 40-percent of American workers will be working as independent contractors within the gig economy by 2020. In this ever-evolving digital age, our societies workforce is becoming increasingly more mobile, and as a result, workers are eager to find flexible jobs that fit within their schedule.

GigWorker is your one stop resource for all things gig-related. With an easy to view web format, GigWorker provides tons of ways to make money on a flexible schedule. You can choose to ...

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