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The problem with the rideshare industry is that it's a commodity market. The ONLY way for companies to compete is on price. There is no real way to improve the service. All these scooter companies have the same exact scooters, which work fine for their purpose. Even in this video they point out that the improvements that Bird and Lime are working on for these scooters are only to make them more durable, which doesn't benefit the rider in any way.
The rideshare companies are the same. They all have great drivers. Heck, we all know that in a lot of cases they are the exact same drivers, who drive for multiple companies. And they all offer similar functionality in their apps. So it's just a race to the bottom. No real room for competition.
Boats always have flares on them for emergency signaling. The coast guard actually requires it, except for really small boats. So there ya go. Source: am boat person.
THis is gold.
Some of those phones are definitely blocking his view of the road. Hope SF's finest got to this guy.
What a blight.
Yes... that is weird. I wonder how it really went down. Probably just coincidence tho.
Driver is definitely closeted. No doubt about it. These guys raised an uncomfortable truth for him and he couldn't take it.
Well, there was no pack of children, but this does bring up a really interesting (and scary) aspect of this technology... how does a car value different people's lives?
Imagine a situation where a child runs out in front of a car. The car sees the child, and has time to swerve to avoid the child, but the only direction it can swerve is onto the sidewalk, and walking down the sidewalk is an 80-year old man. The car has to choose between killing a child or an 80-year old man. What does it do?
A human driver in that situation would react in some way and hit either one of them, but we'd chalk it up to a terrible tragedy. Humans can't react rationally in such a short time, so it is hard to see the human driver as anything but another victim of a terrible circumstance.
What about the car though? Computers can process information like this virtually instantaneously. The car has time to think. And it has to make a decision. But cars are programmed by humans, which means that a human at some point has to decide what the car is going to do when it runs into this situation.
What does it do? How are AV companies dealing with these potential situations today?
Lets not be dramatic here. No one is forcing you to drive 16 hours a day.
If people stop driving then they will have to raise pay to compensate. That's how a free market works.
So much for the wild west world of rideshares. Here comes big government.
This sucks for poor people. All the rich people from the upper west side sitting in their uber blacks are not going to give a damn.
Maybe it's Uber's new service. Uber LED.
A little more walking doesn't hurt anybody.
Or, like, a real name, like "Bob".
This might actually give the subway a run for its money, cost wise. It's gonna be super cheap.
Umm.. I think as long as you aren't messing anything up, driver is'nt going to care.
What does this question mean? How do you call or text an uber driver?