I don't know, guys. Over the last week, I tried it a few times in Boston. Both times it suggested I walk to the end of my street, and both times it found no one else to match me with. (after waiting for several minutes) This casts some serious concerns as to whether this algorithm even works.
Also, I am not sure if this concept makes sense, considering it takes me like 3 minutes to walk to the corner and literally 5 seconds for a driver to drive up to the door. Will this really save time for everybody and create the efficiency this thing claims?
I feel like a bunch of guinea pigs using these new uber services. Then, of course I see this:
"How is this not a bus stop? Uber director Ethan Stock shrugged off the bus comparisons, saying Express Pool isn’t analogous to public transportation because pickup and drop off points are algorithmically determined based on riders’ locations and where they’re headed, as opposed to being fixed routes with set pickup times."