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What will ultimately kill Uber?

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gen1
62 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

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    RainbowRash
    101 Rider
     4 years ago

    Travis K, the billionaire supervillain going postal.

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      ThomBrady
      121
       4 years ago

      what about Travis K starting another rideshare company?

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    frank3
    53 Rider
     4 years ago

    the fact that they only pay drivers pennies...

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    SpikeSparkle
    161 Rider
     4 years ago

    At this point, no one will kill Uber.  Regardless of what happens, they will survive in one shape or another, whether it's the technology, employees, office buildings, users, drivers, assets they own, investors, etc. etc.   When a company reaches a certain size, they will live on even if its under a different name.

    Now, what might kill Uber the name and its branding?  Well, it's difficult to believe that from happening, because we already use the word "Uber" in our daily lives.  I think it's stuck and here to stay, folks.

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      HemiDodge
      362
       4 years ago

      Yeah, what's the OP saying about "KILLING" it.  Nothing will kill them at this point.  Even if SoftBank changes the name to TravisRides or Didi buys 100% of it, Uber is around in many ways, right?   or did I take it too far?

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    mrfeeney
    23 Rider
     4 years ago

    Driverless cars created by a company other than Uber.

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      chawes
      756 Rider Guru
       4 years ago

      Uber will just buy them. Seriously. The cars, I mean. Well, maybe the company too, depending on who it is...

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      StuffinMuffin
      863 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

      Right, just like anything, Google will take over and destroy them.

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    ippei
    1202 Rider Driver Guru
     4 years ago  (edited 4 years ago)

    Autonomous vehicles.

    Big companies like Google, Toyota, Daimler, Ford, etc. are all working on autonomous vehicles, i.e. robo cars.  They will be ready to eliminate the single largest expense of running a rideshare company, the people drivers.  Whoever figures that out first will have a huge edge over everyone else.  Yes, Uber is working on it, but they are a software company...not a car company.  

    With that said, the branding of Uber is pretty strong.  "Waymo"?  Come on.   It's well possible Ford will launch a successul auto fleet and have their own "rideshare", but people may just call it "Uber from Ford."  LOL.

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    chicago49
    253 Driver
     4 years ago

    Nothing. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Their public image is already improving post-Kalanick. I just can't imagine them getting dethroned.

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    gennu
    40 Rider
     4 years ago

    their lack of security in screening drivers. People dont want to ride with sociopaths

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      brett
      60 Rider
       4 years ago

      This is a pretty naive answer, there is danger with everything but in actuality very few drivers are sociopaths and yes, Uber does screen drivers. 

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        CaptainChampion
        127
         4 years ago

        They don't do sociopath checks the last time I checked.  No mental health checks, as far as I know. Sure they may check criminal and driving records, but those have nothing to do with how creepy they are or how much they are likely to kill in the future.

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          StuffinMuffin
          863 Rider Driver
           4 years ago

          Do they check for the cognitive test Donald Trump took?

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            CaptainChampion
            127
             4 years ago

            right, the test anyone can pass.  1. Identify this animal (giraffe), 2) Draw a clock, 3) coutn backwards from 11.

            No, I may not know how to spell giraffe.

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              StuffinMuffin
              863 Rider Driver
               4 years ago

              nah, that looks right.   but thse creatures?  doesn't look right. IMO

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                CrazyCrayons
                146
                 4 years ago

                yeah strange animal.  and that spelling?  I started at it too long, I have no indea

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          SmittenKitten
          2096 Rider
           4 years ago

          Am I the only person who went and looked up the meaning of sociopath? 

          Sociopath: a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.

          ...so, yeah, I guess they can kill.

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        ThomBrady
        121
         4 years ago

        They do not.  and what makes you say there are very few sociopath drivers?  Compared to what?  These are people who own cars and have driver licenses.  Given the position of working alone, I bet you the chances of a Uber driver being higher than a regular public is...well...high.

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      cheesehead
      524 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

      Right, they're all sociopaths. LOL