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Do taxi and Uber drivers feel angry when customers use GPS map during their rides?

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KateHarley68
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 Posted 3 years, 5 months ago

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    DDominico69
    185 Driver
     11 months ago

    Not anymore. The drivers know, riders know, we all know we all have GPS. I really don't think there are any "trust issues" anymore. All passengers know we are using GPS, so why would they use it?  If they are using it, that means they are probably looking for arrival time, just interested in the routes or locations that are on the way to the destination, etc.  No one cares.

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      KateHarley68
      102
       11 months ago

      Still getting replies two years later!  😁  Thanks!

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    Bigfrank
    446 Driver Driver Rider
     11 months ago

    Remember GPS give accurate info by the minute and anything can change


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    DonutDrivers
    246 Driver Driver
     3 years ago

    I am a driver and I am indifferent.  I think.  I do notice passengers using it, and all I can think is... "Well, dude, I am using the same GPS.  It's right in front of you."  

    It's actually a good reminder for drivers to ask the riders when a route change is possible or preferred.  I woud politely ask, "Is it ok if we get off at this exit?  There's likely traffic that way, so I prefer to go this way."

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    jcgreen79
    174 Rider
     3 years ago

    Ooohhhhh, so people ARE sensitive about this.   Me too!

    So I use Google Maps on my phone while the trip is taking place.  I do it just to make sure we are headed in the right direction and also to get an idea of when we'll get there.  I will admit, I do hide it from the driver as I don't want to offend him!

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      B-girlAnderson11
      82
       3 years ago

      Hide?  Interesting, I do the opposite.  I use Google Maps, and I try to have the driver notice I am using a mapping app.  I don't blurt and announce it, but I make comments or position it in a way he can see my screen.  I do this to keep them honest. 

      Wait, am I being a jerk?  I didn't think of that.

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    ScarySamantha
    53
     3 years ago

    I do it but I hide it.  I mean, it's a total breach of trust.  We are having a chat and heaven forbid my phone says, "Turn left in 200feet."  Gasp!  So embarassing. (And it's happened to me before.

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    291 Driver Driver
     3 years ago

    No, I don't get angry.  In fact, many of my passengers do it, and I understand that it gives them a piece of mind.   I suppose I can take it as their not trusting me, but you know... i get it.