Tag: Price Discrimination

Electric car owners face extra charges for ‘peak time’ charging | The Telegraph

Electric car owners face extra charges for ‘peak time’ charging | The Telegraph

It is not yet known how the extra charge will be calculated or levied, however it could signal a move towards households being hit by energy “surge pricing”, which would see them pay more during busy times for energy. According to Ofgem analysis published today if owners use ‘flexible’ charging – where they only top […]

Uber’s ‘Vomit Fraud’ Sounds Worse Than Surge Pricing | Gizmodo

Uber’s ‘Vomit Fraud’ Sounds Worse Than Surge Pricing | Gizmodo

As an Uber driver, you have to deal with low wages, an uncertain future, and the possibility of getting yelled at by the company’s billionaire founder. There’s also the more common issue of drunk people puking in your back seat. But a news report claims passengers in Miami are getting hit with fees even after […]

BMW launches Uber rival in the US | CarAdvice

BMW launches Uber rival in the US | CarAdvice

BMW has updated its ReachNow app to offer both car-sharing and ride-hailing, although the latter is only available in Seattle right now. In what’s claimed to be an industry first, residents of Microsoft’s home town can now hire a car or ask for a ride “from a professional driver” all within the same smartphone application. […]

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW is launching a new ride-sharing service in Seattle to compete with Uber and Lyft. … Drivers are full-time employees hired by third party transportation companies. Customers can hail a car immediately or schedule a ride up to a week in advance. Trips cost $2.40 per mile plus 40 cents per minute, with no surge […]

Hidden Uber Costs? Drivers ask company to be more transparent with fees | KSAZ

Hidden Uber Costs? Drivers ask company to be more transparent with fees | KSAZ

“There’s no transparency,” said one of the four drivers interviewed by FOX 10’s Matt Galka. “In the rider app you can’t even see the charge breakdown.” The four drivers wished to remain anonymous, in fear of retaliation from Uber. They want to keep driving, and thought if they spoke out, the company would end their ability […]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You | ProPublica

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You | ProPublica

People who downsize their homes tend to have higher health care costs, the company says. As do those whose parents didn’t finish high school. Patients who own more valuable homes are less likely to land back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. The company says it has validated its scores against insurance […]

Grab Fined P10 Million For Overcharging Users – Insists P2/Minute Fee Is “Legal” | Vulcan Post

Grab Fined P10 Million For Overcharging Users – Insists P2/Minute Fee Is “Legal” | Vulcan Post

Is The Php2/Minute Charge Legal? Amid allegations of charging illegal fares, Grab Philippines maintained that it has always been “transparent” about its fare scheme. Grab spokesperson Leo Gonzales said that the P2-per-minute charge was initiated “when Grab reviewed its pricing structure in June 2017,” and “was integrated to the existing per kilometer charges and is […]

Will price tracking win the travel management war? | Business Travel iQ

Will price tracking win the travel management war? | Business Travel iQ

Business travel management is like the frontline of a battle between two very well-matched adversaries. Although many people like to portray the interaction between travel buyers and suppliers as a friendlier type of encounter, the reality is that both sides are engaged in a long-term war, with both keen to get the best deal financially. […]

Drivers Can Get Cheap Car Insurance Quotes And Save Money | Benzinga

Drivers Can Get Cheap Car Insurance Quotes And Save Money | Benzinga

Car insurance companies have their own rules regarding clients’ classifications and costs. Furthermore, many companies use price optimization in order to slowly increase the costs over time. This means that the offer the client thought it was the best last 2-3 years ago, may now be really expensive. And other offers, much better, have appeared […]

Cut in app-cab surge pricing | Telegraph India

Cut in app-cab surge pricing | Telegraph India

Representatives of Ola and Uber declined to comment on the proposed cap on fares and whether they had agreed to restrict surge pricing to .45x. Uber said in an official statement later that the company was “committed to continue to engage with the government” towards ensuring that it works in the best interest of “riders […]