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Lyft drivers are putting LED beacons in their windshields

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bettyvanwhy
188 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 11 months ago

My Lyft driver had one of these today! So cool.

https://wtop.com/business-finance/2018/06/dc-lyft-drivers-ditch-window-stickers-for-light-bars/slide/1/

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    MMorriSS
    49 Rider
     3 years ago

    They all had the mustache.  I miss them.  Anyone still us ethem?

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    KumarBengi
    90 Rider
     3 years ago

    You know you can just buy them.

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      KumarBengi
      90 Rider
       3 years ago

      oops, I meant to attach the link to eBay.

      https://www.ebay.com/i/192585033283?chn=ps

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        AsStibelDude
        667 Driver
         3 years ago

        WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT.  LOL.  Dude, this is Lyft drivers saying, "eff it" and selling the Amp lights that are being "distributed" by Lyft.

        Lyft driver; "What the heck is this box from Lyft?"

        Wife of the driver: "Oh, honey, you've been working so hard.  Didn't you say you completed 250 successful trips?  What could it be?  Cash bonus?  Maybe a gift package?"

        Driver: "Umm, it seems to be a box.  Pencil case?  It doesnt' seem to open. Wait, it lights up though"

        "Oh, to get better visibility and get more fares.  So you can make more money."

        "No, I get requests on the app.  No one hails us on the street."

        "Oh...."

        "Well, some schmucks are buynig them on eBay for $70. Sweet."

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          MelissaMyers
          139 Rider
           3 years ago

          I love the part of the story where they look down at this LED light and think, "Oh, this is what's important to people from California."

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            T-RabitDriven
            224 Driver
             3 years ago

            followed by, "Will you go tell the kids it isn't food, and we have nothing to eat tonight?  or should I ?"

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        LeeBron117
        67
         3 years ago

        $70?!!!!  For something that will never make money?

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          KumarBengi
          90 Rider
           3 years ago

          No, you have it mistaken.  The unit dispenses money like a gumball machine.  I think every hour.  Maybe two.  I could be wrong.

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    gregt
    73 Rider
     3 years ago

    and we have come full circle to the lighted taxi light....

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      pscaleb
      9
       3 years ago

      haha, exactly. Soon Uber/Lyft will truly jsut be like taxi cabs. Next feature: You can hail them from the street!

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    CharlieLazie
    110
     2 years ago

    This is required now in most cities. 

    And we all originally laughed. Hahaha

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      CurbDigger
      168
       2 years ago

      Now the question is whether Lyft will provide them for free to all the drivers. 

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    LazarST
    48
     3 years ago

    The Lyft Amp is now being distributed to drivers iwith at least 250 rides.

    250?  Isn't the like everyone

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      AngieKM169
      119 Rider
       3 years ago

      Are we allowed to install these things on the outside of our cars?  Like on topf my car?  Yes, this is a serious question.

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    JonJStevenson
    99
     3 years ago

    How is this a new article?  I've seen this thing for months.  maybe a year..no?

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    dropkickoneills
    41
     3 years ago

    These actually look really neat. I was justs reading over "AMPs" on Lyfts site. I love how they will sync to the riders app, calling them by name, etc.

    https://take.lyft.com/amp/