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Over the past decade the mobility needs and options of city dwellers have evolved drastically. Before multi-modal transportation, Uber, scooters, and bikes became the new normal, commuters relied on personal cars to get them where they needed to go. Our city infrastructure was designed around the principal of personal vehicle ownership but now Uber is wanting to re-design our roadways.
According to Uber, “in the US, the number of people biking has increased over the last few years, from 45 million in 2015 to 45.7 million in 2017.” And according to the World Health Organization, “more than half of ...read more
2020 is off to a good start for Lyft. They did not take any time announcing their release of new software. The release of Flyte was announced by Lyft the first week of January 2020. The platform has been used internally for over three years and is beloved by the company.
Flyte is used to help solve business problems that arise. As the company grew, developers were confronted with more and more issues. To tackle these issues, they created Flyte, which is a workflow specialized in organizing complex business processes so developers can focus on other more important things.
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I have been an Uber and Lyft driver for about four years, I have seen the Good, the Bad and the Ugly during that time period. After years of abusing its drivers by massive fare cuts, Penny Surge replacing the multiplier, disappearing quests, boost zones and CRBs (Consecutive Ride Bonus), Uber finally looked like it was relenting to a California law called AB5 with some major positive changes for its California drivers! I have written extensively in the past about AB5 which would have converted every Uber driver from IC (Independent Contractor) to an employee as of January 1, 2020 ...read more
Sadly, account hacking is becoming more and more common in this virtual world we live in. Here at RideGuru we are constantly seeing threads on our forum about potential Uber scams, hacks, and phishing attempts. As with any account you hold, there are certain steps you can take to help prevent your information from being compromised. Follow the tips below to help keep your Uber account secure.
Phishing is the phrase used for "an attempt to trick an individual into giving up account information". Phishing attempts are usually made through an unsolicited email or SMS ...read more
Human trafficking is a terrible crime that affects tens of millions of victims worldwide yet, it largely remains un-noticed. Through the use of force and coercion traffickers succeed in keeping their victims quiet and undetected. However, there are telltale trafficking signs you should be aware of as a rideshare driver working in the transportation space. By keeping your eyes and ears peeled for these indicators (shared by ECPAT-USA), you might be able to help spot a human trafficking victim in your vehicle.