Uber has a reputation for hiding how they calculate their exact fares and determining how the surges are determined. While their rates are technically posted on their websites (as legally bound in many jurisdiction), they seem to not follow these rates at all.Can you share your suspicion, confirmed or unconfirmed, on how Uber sets its prices? How it uses data and how it takes advantage of people's situations? I will respond to myself to start it off.This is of course besides the distance, duration, demand (for surges), etc.
We've all had it happen. You get pinged to a rough part of town. You pick up two riders with sunglasses, hoodies, baggy pants and ballcaps. Before the end of the block I hear the app tone for a route change and a scheduled stop. We don't stop at a "place", we stop on the corner at the intersection of two streets. Before it's over with, we've stopped at six places and stayed no longer than it took to walk in and walk out. By now you've figured out they are not delivering free lunches to the needy. Given the …
I've been at this for a few years now and I still look for new and interesting ways to make my wait time quality time. I have found doing good deeds is a fulfilling past time that never gets old. Giving someone the occasional ride is easy, getting in the trenches takes a little more oomph! But really, there is nothing like bringing a smile to someone's face when you solve a problem instantly, which to them may have seemed enormous or even insurmountable just ten minutes ago. That brings real joy.
I have two ride share vehicles, the 328i …
Are they getting desperate? It's a total deflection tactic. Trying to shift the blame away from their technology but the answer is even more pathetic. "We forgot we turned it off." I mean, someone has to explain the "why".
Let the blame game begin! Aptiv vs. Uber.
"Uber Technologies, Inc. disabled the standard collision-avoidance technology in the Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona last week, according to the auto-parts maker that supplied the vehicle’s radar and camera.
“We don’t want people to be confused or think it was a failure of the technology that we …
The Uber test driver who was responsible for monitoring one of the company's self-driving cars that hit and killed a pedestrian in 2018 was charged with negligent homicide this week.Rafaela Vasquez was watching television on her smartphone when the Uber self-driving vehicle struck Elaine Herzberg, who was crossing a road in Tempe, Arizona, according to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation. It was the first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/cars/uber-vasquez-charged/index.html
Let me set the background for you not busy, pouring out, chilly, area full of Ubers as 8 in 1 mile are showing on rider app. Request comes up 12 min away premium pick up possible. Look closer its pool, rider rating 4.5 (not seen that low in my time ever). Obviously I decline no way am I accepting. Two min. go by pool ride request 4.5 rating 15 min. away, 3 more min go by pool request 20 min. away 4.5 rating. No one will pick this rider up.Not only did it go through all those drivers available but …
For an avid driver, there are certain benefits for officially incorporating your ridesharing work as an official business. These include benefits and convenience aroudn tax filings and deductions, as well as protecting yourself from certain liabilities.
The below is an excerpt from a resourceful article. It is by Doug on RidesharingDriver.com.
Driving with an LLC or Corp? How to send your EIN to Uber or Lyft
Most Uber and Lyft drivers are sole proprietors who will report their ride share earnings on their Schedule C tax form, but some of you may have an LLC, corporation, or other tax …
Uber apparently has been taken over by Bernie Sanders. They don’t want us using destination mode anymore so instead of simply disabling it they are going to pay us 30% less while using it and re-distribute that money to the drivers that do not use the destination mode. How do drivers feel about this? There is a way to submit feedback on the announcement they released in Chicago today. If you are against this idea you should probably go say something.I feel like customers are going to get in my car now hoping to go to their far away …
I took an Uber this morning and noticed on my trip receipt that there was a "wait time" fee added to my fare. I was ready when the driver went to pick me up and Im not sure why I had to pay for that. Thanks
I've been trying to keep my backseat stocked with clorox wipes and hand sanitizer but it's getting expensive and I have had my clorox wipes swiped more than once! Am I in the minority for supplying these things? Should I just let pax bring their own?
I am hearing more and more stories about drivers and riders butting heads over mask usage and other safety concerns.Perhaps drivers should be aware of this feedback page that passengers have now. See below.
Drivers are seeing more fake names coming up on rider accounts. A few names have been [email protected] Swallower, Satan, Killer, the boss, the man Little M, F, M, TotheWindow, Captain America and many more. Drivers are not accepting your request or are cancelling your trip. Drivers are not safe as it is out there. You can sign up with an Uber gift card, a Visa gift card, and then put any name you want. Many drivers will not accept your request or they will cancel on you. If you have a fake name be prepared to possibly have longer wait, …
Hello all,today I have noticed that the current version of My Drive is no longer supporting my Rider 2013, even though I have paid for "Life Time support".The My Drive software reports that "This device is not supported by My Drive".How can i re-connect my Rider again, as I need to update my maps.Cheers,
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