Tag: Study

Questionnaire: Pricing Practices in the Big Data era | Coline Johanet

Questionnaire: Pricing Practices in the Big Data era | Coline Johanet

As part of my last year of study in the MSc International Accounting, Management Control and Auditing at Rennes School of Business (France), I am writing a Master’s thesis on new pricing practices in the retail industry. I think the Big Data era has revolutionized pricing in retail and that it’s necessary to update our […]

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Unlike insurers and employers, those without health insurance have very little information to help to negotiate costs.  On VHI’s website, consumers can gain leverage by using the average amount health insurance companies approve.  “With the release of the 2016 Healthcare Pricing Transparency report, VHI continues to serve as an unbiased resource for consumers trying to […]

NYC Taxi Waave Pilot Expands With Upfront Fares | Metro US

NYC Taxi Waave Pilot Expands With Upfront Fares | Metro US

Starting this week, booking a surge-free ride with an upfront price in an NYC taxi is as easy as using your preferred ride-hailing service. The new initiative is a citywide expansion of the city’s Taxi and Limo Commission pilot with the ride-hailing Waave app. Now available in all five boroughs, New Yorkers can use Waave […]

Uber Tasks Centralized Response Team With Monitoring Prices During Disasters | The Drive

Uber Tasks Centralized Response Team With Monitoring Prices During Disasters | The Drive

Uber is overhauling the way it responds to emergencies and natural disasters. In a blog post, the ride-hailing company said it now has a centralized command center that will direct responses to disasters, including instituting temporary price caps and suspending service. Uber’s new Global Security Center will monitor situations that may affect the company’s business […]

Uber is overhauling the way it responds to emergencies and natural disasters | The Verge

Uber is overhauling the way it responds to emergencies and natural disasters | The Verge

Uber is overhauling its disaster response procedures so it doesn’t get caught flat-footed during major events like a hurricane or terrorist attack. In the past, Uber’s response to disasters was largely piecemeal, relying on local teams to make all the decisions about capping surge pricing or suspending service. Now, the ride-hail company’s new Global Security […]

Is a taxi or Uber driver more likely to rip you off on the way to the airport? | MarketWatch

Is a taxi or Uber driver more likely to rip you off on the way to the airport? | MarketWatch

Uber drivers are not completely exempt from allegations that they’ve ripped off their passengers, however. The study found the drivers often seek out routes that are subject to surge pricing, Uber’s practice of increasing fares when there is high demand. They also occasionally tell the app that they’ve started a ride before a rider gets […]

New York Taxi Workers Defeat Uber and Lyft with Landmark Legislation | Inequality

New York Taxi Workers Defeat Uber and Lyft with Landmark Legislation | Inequality

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft poured more than $1 million this year into lobbying New York City officials. But that influx of cash couldn’t compete with the dedication of the city’s cab drivers. After years of agitating for ride-sharing regulations to protect their livelihoods, New York taxi workers have finally won a vehicle cap […]

Lyft says drivers can use a rental car with their ride-share company | abc13

Lyft says drivers can use a rental car with their ride-share company | abc13

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Lyft says it’s successfully combining ride-sharing and rentals. In a program recently launched here in Houston, and some other cities nationwide, you can drive for Lyft using a rental car. The rental cars come from Flexdrive at IAH, and you can use them for both personal and Lyft rides. Since launching […]

Lyft’s Personal Plan wants to entice riders with fixed rates on frequent trips | Curbed

Lyft’s Personal Plan wants to entice riders with fixed rates on frequent trips | Curbed

While city leaders and transportation planners are taking a closer look at how ride-hailing services are impacting urban traffic, Lyft wants to make it easier for users to book trips ahead of time. The company’s new Personal Plan, which rolls out today to a select group of users, will allow riders to lock-in prices for […]

New ride-hailing firm Tada enters market, says it will not impose dynamic pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times | Straits Times

New ride-hailing firm Tada enters market, says it will not impose dynamic pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times | Straits Times

MVL hopes to entice drivers with a no-commission model, he said. This differentiates Tada from competitors such as Grab, which charges drivers a fee of 20 per cent per fare. However, Tada collects 3.4 per cent of each fare paid by electronic payment, which Mr Woo said is used for the maintenance of its platform. […]