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Growing global ride-hailing market: Should you think creating a Uber like app is a successful business idea?

Posted by imjennifer on January 28, 2020

The global ride-hailing market is expected to grow at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% by 2023. The United States is the biggest market for ride-hailing, and the Asia Pacific closely follows it. The demand for ride-sharing is expected to be at $126 million by 2025.

The valuation ...

As a driver, have you kicked out a passenger? Ended a ride early mid-trip?

Posted by WWBlueStuff on April 29, 2018

Please do share. Remember when some dude died after getting kicked off Lyft?  I can't help it to think he did something to be kicked out, you know? 

Lyft Passenger Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Freeway After Driver Demands He Exits Vehicle
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Damage Fee

Posted by BrooklynWriter on January 26, 2020

I was charged $100 damage fee for spilling water on a seat of a Lyft. Anyone else encounter this?  Curious about a few things:

Why isn't Lyft required to let me know of this charge? [Had to find out via my credit card] 

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Can a ride be schedule ahead of time

Posted by dlangley720 on January 24, 2020

My sister and I need a ride from LaGuardia Airport to New York Hilton Midtown next week.

We are each coming in to different terminals.

Can we arrange our ride ahead of time?

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Since I've been answering a lot really good questions on this form, I thought it might be fun to try something different!  


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Squamish to YVR airport

Posted by Bugsy on January 27, 2020

Is Uber now operating here in Squamish? Need an early pick up downtown squamish 4:00 am on Wed Jan 29th to YVR

How can I specify a female driver?

Posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2017

Can I ask my Uber driver to NOT record me with his webcam? If I do not want to be recorded, shouldn't I be able to request that?

Posted by NancyStride on August 21, 2018

Even calling into a customer service call (at a bank or whatever), we have the choice of asking not to be recorded.  What about with rideshares like Uber and Lyft?

I understand that the car is a private property, and drivers have the rights to record inside their cabin.  However, ...

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