Tag: taxi pricing

Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania | Business Review

Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania | Business Review

Uber has announced that it will introduce upfront pricing in Romania starting on Wednesday, February 14. This means that passengers will be shown the exact fare before requesting a ride – until now, they would only be shown an estimated cost. The price shown in the app will include the distance to the final destination, […]

New govt scheme may see Delhi cabs get metres to check surge pricing | The Asian Age

New govt scheme may see Delhi cabs get metres to check surge pricing | The Asian Age

A committee formed by the government to shape up the scheme has been working on compiling various suggestions, including one for installing fare metres with cab aggregator vehicles, and they are expected to be presented in the public domain soon, said the official. The metres will disclose to the passengers whether they have been charged […]

Uber May Be Paying Women Less for Driving Better | Bloomberg

Uber May Be Paying Women Less for Driving Better | Bloomberg

According to the paper co-authored by academics working for Uber, Stanford and University of Chicago, some 48 percent of the gender pay gap is explained by speed alone. Male drivers go an average of 2.2 percent faster than female ones, which results in higher pay when miles pay better than time. But the researchers don’t believe men […]

Uber and Lyft drivers go all out during Super Bowl to make some cash | Star Tribune

Uber and Lyft drivers go all out during Super Bowl to make some cash | Star Tribune

Surge pricing likely Whether or not drivers do well, customers likely will be shelling out big bucks. Surge pricing generally kicks in when demand rises and drivers are in short supply, like when the big game lets out. “We expect fares will be the highest directly following the game because people will be leaving celebrations […]

Orderin, has teamed up with transportation network company, Taxify | IOL Lifestyle

Orderin, has teamed up with transportation network company, Taxify | IOL Lifestyle

Food delivery service, Orderin, has teamed up with transportation network company, Taxify, to expand and grow their customer base in South Africa. The partnership will offer incentives to customers and additional earning power to Taxify drivers. “It all comes down to scale, with more scale we can offer greater efficiency to our customers and reduce […]

The case against the Uber economy | The Brock Press

The case against the Uber economy | The Brock Press

Maybe you have a stable, full-time job, and are not concerned whatsoever with troubling trends in the world of work (you should be). Your only worry should be how Uber affects you as a consumer. But the outlook for that side of things isn’t great either. Uber functions on a model of ‘surge pricing,’ (i.e., […]

ComfortDelGro cabbies’ earnings take a hit after joining UberFlash | TODAYonline

ComfortDelGro cabbies’ earnings take a hit after joining UberFlash | TODAYonline

Still, Mr Kiew, who drives in the day, said the service would be useful for drivers pulling the late shift from 4pm to 11pm because fares are subject to dynamic pricing where fares are higher when demand rises. His colleagues have seen fares rise between 2 and 2.4 times during the evening periods, or about […]

Thanks Uber. Now some restaurants are trying out surge pricing. | Chicago Tribune

Thanks Uber. Now some restaurants are trying out surge pricing. | Chicago Tribune

Bloomberg recently reported that a well-known London restaurant called Bob Bob Ricard is implementing a surge pricing model this month, with prices for the same meals being offered at a 25 percent discount during off-peak times as opposed to its busiest hours. In other words-you get a break on that Monday lunch as opposed to […]

Don’t go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Don’t go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

It has long been illegal for taxi operators to allocate rides through bidding – a covert system where commuters who are willing to pay more get assigned a cab. Yet this ad hoc auction, where some touts would guarantee a cab on a rainy Friday evening for a few dollars more, is what surge pricing […]

Is there such thing as an ethical ride-hailing service? | NOW Magazine

Is there such thing as an ethical ride-hailing service? | NOW Magazine

When a power outage knocked out subway service on the Bloor line last week, Uber did what Uber does. The ride-hailing giant ratcheted up surge pricing, to a flurry of angry tweets. Of course, Uber is used to being hated on. The Twitterverse was ablaze with #deleteuber hashtags virtually every week of 2017. Now, a […]