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Chandler, Arizona has been the home of something new and potentially very special since 2016.
Offering test rides to journalists and others in Chandler, Waymo is showing their cars are here and ready to go. Their fleet is mostly made up of Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Instead of offering the cars for personal purchase, they are launching a completely driverless rideshare program. Currently the service is only available to their early riders program, but it will eventually be accessible to the public.
Waymo has been working on developing an autonomous vehicle for several years in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler. Self ...read more
Uber Comfort is a new product that provides riders with more options to elevate their riding experience on a day-to-day basis. Vehicles eligible for Uber Comfort are required to have more head and legroom than vehicles eligible for UberX, the most popular Uber class today. Whether transporting visiting family or in need of a little extra legroom after a long plane ride, Uber Comfort aims to provide the passenger with an option for an elevated ride experience.
Uber Comfort is an elevated economy ride option for up to 4 passengers that’s designed to help the drivers make extra money by ...read more
Recently, Gett, the mega ridesharing company backed by Volkswagon, announced that they will be ending their NYC Juno rideshare services. Juno launched its ridesharing service in 2016 as a more driver friendly alternative to Uber and Lyft. With Juno, drivers were able to join as stockholders and were paid higher percentages of each ride. In 2017, Gett acquired Juno for $200 million and to many drivers’ dismay, substantially lowered the original perks of being a Juno driver with many drivers complaining that their stocks were now “invalid”.
The news of Gett closing down Juno’s operations comes alongside the news ...read more
Whether you are a rideshare driver, a truck driver, or prone to road trips, being in the car for long hours is hard on your back. Your lower back takes the brunt of the pain. Sitting in a car for extended periods of time keeps you in one position. The lack of movement causes the muscles in your back to stiffen and even spasm. If you can, take a fifteen minute break every two hours to stretch, move, and walk around. People prone to or with chronic back pain really do need to make sure to take these breaks. Other ...read more
As more people move to cities and become eco-conscious, it’s no wonder ridesharing is taking off. Scooters are a no brainer for environmentally friendly city dwellers. They are quick and affordable to get around but also have a small carbon footprint. Bird scooters are widely known because they were the first of their kind, but Spin scooters followed only five months later.
San Francisco, 2016, was the birthplace of Spin and their scooters. Within a year of their creation, Ford bought the company for almost $100 million. The acquisition allowed Spin to invest time and money into developing a battery ...read more