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Amish Uber: Michigan Man Launches Horse-And-Buggy Ride-Hailing Service [US News]

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 Posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Look out Lyft, move over Uber: A southern Michigan man has launched a horse-and-buggy ride-hailing service.

WWMT-TV reports Timothy Hochstedler dubs his service "Amish Uber," but he's not affiliated with the San Francisco-based company. A sign on the side of his buggy reads "Amish Horse & Buggy Rides $5," and he offers trips around the St. Joseph County community of Colon.

With no app, would-be customers have to literally hail the buggy for a ride.

Hochstedler says he enjoys the conversations with customers. And his horse is friendly — "a people's horse.""

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     4 years ago

    Is this for reach?  How did this pass Uber's vehicle requirement check?

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       4 years ago

      LOL. Nah, I think it's a joke.

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       4 years ago

      I don't think they are using the Uber app.  I think it's just a normal horse buggy service, like the one you see at fancy parks. This has nothin to do with Uber.Just a marketing thing. 

      He's calling himself an Uber.  You have to flag him down with your hand. (They say this at the end of the video.)

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     5 years ago

    This has already been done.  ...by Uber.

    Uber offering horse and buggy rides to protest regulations

    I think it was to protest the tightening of regulations in Austin.  2015.

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     5 years ago

    With no app - Really this is just an amish TAXI then.