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Well, autonomous vehicles will be used more per day, potentially driving 24 hours a day. NYC taxis that are driven consistently, due to rotating shifts, they are driven 24 hours and incur over 70,000 miles a year.
Driving four years means 280,000 miles. He seems to be on target, but the cars can last much longer than that. I guess it depends on how much people mind the old or worn out cars by the fifth year.
The rule is that there isn’t a rule. It’s basically up to the drivers.
A cat in a carrier should totally be okay, unless the driver is worried about allergens. (Some inevitably are sensitive.)
It should be 99% okay, but if you want to be doubly sure, text the driver upon being accepted and ask if it’s okay. The likely answer is yes, and he or she will appreciate you asking. (The 1%, the driver will cancel but you can just call another one.)
If we took that route, we are getting into a weird world where you need ID to use common services. If taxis, is it restaurant and schools next?
Anyone remember when Trump suggested under his rule, we wouldn’t be need ID to buy groceries? That was messed up.
What about people without driver licenses?
Maybe any government issued IDs.
Can that be installed on any car?
Also, isn’t there a law against regular people having ads on their cars? I know taxis are exempt or at least worked out a deal with the city, but that obviously doesn’t apply to individuals.
If it takes too long for a driver to get to the rider, the rider can cancel without a fee. I think this is even displayed within the app when there's a pickup delay.
Uber knows how long it's supposed to take the driver for pickup. If it said, 4 minutes and it ends up taking 12, don't hesitate to cancel.
Please don't tell me you guys are surprised about these findings. Lewd comments?! LOL.
I agree with your sentiment that people in this forum tend to stay more professional. I think it’s because people are here for information and they’re driven by curiosity and desire to learn more about Uber.
Very different than some other forums where the purpose is purely to grip about their days. Nothing wrong with that, but it starts to eat at your soul, if you know what I’m saying.
+1 this is so darn true.
Are the riders rating the overall ride experience or the driver’s customer service?
I hear you. Just for your sanity though... Many drivers get 1-star ratings more than once every 50 rides. If you turn this into a 100-point scale, what your girlfriend has is like a 98 or something. That’s very good.
Not to sound snarky, but this is true in every customer-facing service industry. People suck. Even the best waitresses will get her manager called and get a $0 tip from time to time. It’s just pure statistics.
No work for me today in good ol' (rainy) PA.
Telephone book. LOL.
I think there are regulations for boosters. or maybe not. My kids are grown up. Then the drivers on the streets don't know anyways.
How are you guys doing on the driver recruitment so far?
1 to 1? So if the pickup is 10 minutes the ride has to be more than 10 minutes. Fair enough.
I do love it. All these abilities to cherry-pick your rides keep me sane. An ability to schedule my days through an ability to choose a trip length and which direction (destination filter - those that’s up in the air, I guess) will keep many drivers happy without sacrificing the quality of service.
I assume this only works if there’s a certain saturation level of drivers in any given city. I do worry, say for example, if everyone declined short rides, that no passenger will be able to find short rides. I assume Iner figured it out.
Viva la resistance!! Time is now!
This is the music of the people who will not be slaves again!
I don't think it has anything to do with you cancelling rides. Uber's usually good with bridge tolls with me, and it's very easy to argue. The few they missed, they refund pretty quickly.
I have noticed though that how they miss the tolls is inconsistent. I'd do the two same trips and one would miss it and the other wouldn't. This speaks to why their logic must be broken.
...to the point that I feel like this is being done manually. Some gnomes in the back staring at the screen and manually providing refunds.
Right. Uber and Lyft scheduled rides aren’t guaranteed. A big difference from limos and airport transfer companies. No specific driver is assigned st the time of scheduling. (And hence they don’t call it a reservation.)
No they reach out to you. Invite only.
It may only be in CA.
Did you see this? It's basically the settlement from Uber on underpaying us and treating us like contractors. $0.11 a mile (since 2013), and they've been reaching out to drivers.
The rulings of all these do depend on the state you are in. In California, there was a big case where the court ruled in favor of the drivers, i.e. drivers should be treated as employees and more benefits are given.
It's actually not 2 minutes for UberX and 1 minute for UberPool.
This was changed a while ago. Maybe as part of Uber's "180-day to change" initiative.