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Uber Fun Facts for 2019

Posted by felicia on December 13, 2019

The holidays are upon us and 2019 is drawing to a close. Most likely in an attempt to draw attention away from the recent sexual harassment data that Uber shared, the rideshare giant just shared some more interesting insights and this time the takeaways are much more positive. Every year Uber sha... Read more

Lyft Stops Showing Passenger Ride Details To Their Drivers

Posted by Sergio on December 12, 2019

I have been driving for Uber & Lyft for almost four years. I have definitely reduced my hours on both platforms drastically since both companies are in a race to the bottom with their cuts in rates paid to the driver. One of the main reasons I still drive is to keep up with the changes on bot... Read more

What is GrabWheels?

Posted by bekah on December 9, 2019

Looking to ride a scooter around Singapore? Want to try Grab’s new eScooter?GrabWheels is an eScooter service in in Singapore that gives users access to electric scooters throughout the city. Similar to Uber, users simply need to open their grab app and tap the eScooter icon to view scooter... Read more

Is Uber Safe? According to Uber, No.

Posted by lilly on December 6, 2019

Yesterday, Uber released, for the first time in history, a complete safety report. The report covered all rides in the US for the full 2018 calendar year and partial 2017 calendar year. Surprisingly, or perhaps, not so surprisingly, the report disclosed that during this time period there were 3,0... Read more

What is a Lyft Pink Membership?

Posted by lilly on December 5, 2019

Yesterday, Lyft announced its newest membership plan, Lyft Pink. According to Lyft, Lyft Pink is “just one step in the shift from personal car ownership to having a society that views transportation as a service”.Lyft Pink is aimed at riders who are currently using Lyft more than 2-3 ... Read more

Drivers are finally getting what they want! Is Uber relenting to the CA AB5 law?

Posted by Sergio on December 4, 2019

Christmas is coming early to all CA drivers. Uber announced today that drivers will get to see a lot more information regarding the trip request before they accept it! This is great news, as from my previous posts on Rideguru, I am not one who trusts Uber or Lyft since I have been burned so many ... Read more

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If I need an early morning ride for a 6 am flight, will there be any problem ...

Posted by Tseu on September 14, 2016

If I need an early morning ride for a 6 am flight, will there be any problem getting an Uber ride?

Do UberEats (or GrubHub) drivers deliver (or accept) multiple orders at the same time or is it always one at a time?

Posted by SSandler75 on December 16, 2019

As a consumer, I prefer my food warm, please, but I can see them trying to apply the UberPool method.

Also, when this happens, is it just up to the driver to accept and pickup multiple orders?  or does Uber do something to group multiple orders together?

Octopus Tablet

Posted by momof4 on August 17, 2018

Any drivers out there have any thoughts or experience on using the Octopus Tablet???

Lyft is launching a car rental service. [The Verge]

Posted by SmittenKitten on December 15, 2019

Only available in two cities. San Francisco and Los Angeles:

Lyft is launching a car rental service. Differentiating itself from traditional rental companies, it will let people as young as 22 with a driver’s license easily rent vehicles, and it won’t have mileage limits. Uber has dabbled in the rental ...

Are these empty threats from Lyft?

Posted by JavierX on December 15, 2019

I don't accept Shared Rides like many drivers I know, but what does "quitting" mean? 

Are these empty threats

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, ...

How can I specify a female driver?

Posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2017

Is there really an Uber for dogs?

Posted by Anonymous on March 27, 2017

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