Towards the end of February, Uber released a new feature, which allows drivers to report small scale incidents, which don’t qualify as emergencies. The release comes after the company’s first safety report, which had some alarming results. Riders and drivers were experiencing similar rates of attacks during rides.
In 2018, Uber included a panic button within the app, which directly calls 911 so the rider and driver can have help as quickly as possible. Not every incident requires the police, so Uber has just released a new way for riders to let the company know, without leaving the app, about ...read more
There is no denying that the travel industry was hit very hard when the world started sheltering in place due to Covid-19. Numerous airlines needed government assistance, big hotel chains like Marriott had to enact paycuts and layoffs, and major attractions were forced to shutter up. With no one traveling from place to place, except a few essential workers, rideshare companies have also taken a major hit. Of course, the hardest hit members of the rideshare companies are the drivers.
Stories of drivers earning only $7 a week compared to their previous weekly income of $400 are numerous. Not only ...read more
Coronavirus has without a doubt turned the world upside down. In a matter of weeks, many cities, states, and entire countries have ordered their citizens to shelter in place and practice social distancing. City streets are deserted and many grocery store shelves are bare, the majority of people are taking note and staying hidden behind their front doors. However, what do you do if you are someone who needs to get around your city still? Perhaps you are an essential worker or need to care for an elderly relative. Is Uber or Lyft still operational in your city and available ...read more
Officials have been warning people around the world about the spread of Coronavirus and urging people to stay inside and social distance. A large number of the workforce is now working remotely and strict measures on social gatherings have been put in place. People around the world are frantically rushing to do their best to avoid the virus and stay healthy, all while soluting the nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, etc who put themselves on the front line. However, there is another category of workers who are being entirely overlooked. Gig workers. They’re always on call, interacting with multiple people daily, and ...read more
COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus, is sweeping the world as cases break out just about everywhere. While it is easy to give into the panic of this pandemic, it is important for us all as a collective community to stay calm and understand how we can help. With the lack of tests it is very important for each individual to learn the signs and symptoms of the viral illness in order to protect yourself and others from the spread.
Confirmed cases of Coronavirus have had a wide range of severity. Some are mild, while others are more severe and have ...read more