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Is the Uber Pro Rewards Program all it is cut out to be?

Posted by Sergio on November 14, 2019

In this weeks article, we are digging deep into Uber’s new rewards program. Is it what Uber says it is? What are the true benefits and drawbacks as far as the drivers are concerned? Or is it the usual PR campaign like the 180 days of change from last year, a lot of noise but no substance?Mi... Read more

Need to Change Your Banking Information in the Uber Driver Partner App? Here's how.

Posted by bekah on November 13, 2019

Have you recently switched banks and need to update your Uber driver app so you can make sure to keep your payments on time? Luckily, Uber makes it very easy to update your banking information through the driver app or at partners.uber.com.Instructions on Updating Banking Info on Uber Driver App1... Read more

How to get more trip requests as an Uber driver

Posted by lilly on November 12, 2019

Have your trip requests seemed lower on Uber recently? Would you like to try and increase the amount of trip requests sent your way? While the Uber algorithm is a bit of a mystery there are a few things you can do to try and bump your trips and thus your earnings.Opt in for all tripsIf you are no... Read more

Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities - The Future of Transportation

Posted by RideGuru on November 8, 2019

There are exciting theories about the future of transportation. Transportation technology is an area that has experienced a lot of growth due to the vast research and development conducted by private and public entities around the world. This article examines some of the leading directions in whi... Read more

The Top Differences between Driving for Uber vs. Lyft (Part II)

Posted by Sergio on November 7, 2019

Last week in Part I, I wrote about the difference between Uber and Lyft’s pay structure when it comes to Uber’s Penny Surge (Flat Rate Surge) and Lyft’s PPZ (Personal Power Zones). Our scoreboard is Uber=2 and Lyft=0! As far as I am concerned, in 2019 what Uber offers is su... Read more

All about the new Cityscoot e-mopeds in Paris

Posted by lilly on November 6, 2019

Last month Uber announced that they would be rolling out e-mopeds in Paris during the month of November, 2019. Through a partnership with French start-up, Cityscoot, users will be able to book and pay for their e-moped directly through the Uber app.This will be the first time that Uber is offerin... Read more

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My hubby is a rideshare driver and I HATE it

Posted by kaypoli on October 24, 2019

Hello!

I really wish to get some help here!!

The problem is, my husband is a rideshare driver in Boston Massachusetts, and honestly since he started working as a rideshare our marriage is going down hill and honestly I can see our marriage getting to an end. I’ll explain!
He ...

Do you like UberPro? has your income increased since its inception? Or is it more PR than anything else?

Posted by Uberserge on November 14, 2019

Drivers, what do you think of UberPro rewards? Does it help you make more money?

https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/is-the-uber-pro-rewards-program-all-it-is-cut-to-be

Uber needs to buy Lyft to live and survive!

Posted by Uberserge on November 13, 2019

Implicit in Uber's argument is that one day it will control all, or at least the vast majority, of the ride-hailing market. That's not a want for the business; it's a need.

The positive network effect doesn't really work for Uber. Having more drivers and, as a result, more passengers, ...

What is UberPro? Is it good for the driver? Is it all what it is cut out to be?

Posted by Uberserge on November 14, 2019

Everything you need to know about UberPro is in this article!

https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/is-the-uber-pro-rewards-program-all-it-is-cut-to-be

Uber did not paid for missing trip.

Posted by NKumar on November 14, 2019

I have been driving for Uber for more than a year.

On 26th of October, I had very unexpected which later turned to be very unpleasant experience driving with Uber. It was Saturday evening, and I was in high demand area with high surge. I was getting back to back trips ...

Wisconsin woman on the search for her Palm Springs Uber driver, once in a while, there are stories with a good ending!

Posted by Uberserge on November 13, 2019

Very Cool!


https://kesq.com/news/top-stories/2019/11/12/wisconsin-woman-on-the-search-for-her-palm-springs-uber-driver/

A woman was murdered by her rideshare driver. The company’s solution: a curfew for female passengers

Posted by beccaSF on November 11, 2019

Wow this is absolutely ridiculous. And I thought Uber was bad 😂 

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/11/10/a-woman-was-murdered-by-her-rideshare-driver-the-companys-solution-a-curfew-for-female-passengers/

A study said that 60 percent of Uber riders don't tip. Here's what rideshare drivers had to say! Lilly and myself are quoted in the article!

Posted by Uberserge on November 13, 2019

Lilly of Rideguru and myself are prominently quoted in this article! Welcome to big time Lilly! 😆 


https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Uber-Lyft-tip-drivers-percentages-14697359.php

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
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Lyft-Passenger-Killed-in-Fatal-Hit-and-Run-on-Freeway-473302203.html

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