Tag: Uber

When Your Boss Is an Algorithm | The New York Times

When Your Boss Is an Algorithm | The New York Times

Surge pricing, which multiplies prices for passengers and earnings for drivers during periods of high demand, is another form of algorithmic management that encourages drivers to relocate to certain areas at certain times. The drivers get in-app notifications, heat maps and emails with real-time and predictive information about spikes in demand. A driver who wants […]

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Athens-founded Beat wants to dominate the ride-hail market in every major Latin American city within three years. That might be doable if it maintains its current growth and so-far successful strategy of launching suddenly, without advanced fanfare, in one major foreign city at a time. It’s a kind of spasmodic hostile takeover before others can […]

Fare game: Is deregulating taxi fares fair? | The London Free Press

Fare game: Is deregulating taxi fares fair? | The London Free Press

Full council needs to sign off on the bylaw headed to the community and protective services committee today before it can take effect, but the move would effectively end city hall telling the industry how much it can charge for fares. Instead, as long as customers the rate up front, and city hall knows how […]

Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign | The Seattle Times

Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign | The Seattle Times

Uber says it plans to spend money lobbying for congestion pricing in Seattle as part of a $10 million push for “sustainable mobility” policies in various cities. The ride-hail app company and its rival, Lyft, have previously expressed support for the idea of tolling downtown streets in Seattle, where Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration is working to develop a […]

How Much Could You Actually Save by Not Owning a Car? | Yahoo! Finance

How Much Could You Actually Save by Not Owning a Car? | Yahoo! Finance

Is it Cheaper to Take Grab Rides Instead of Driving? Our research and calculations indicate that the average Singaporean would save about S$580 per year by taking Grab rides instead of driving their own car. We reached this conclusion by using Grab’s rates and our own estimates about average travelling behavior in Singapore. First, we […]

P2P Transport says Uber surge pricing a swing factor | afr

P2P Transport says Uber surge pricing a swing factor | afr

P2P Transport has been positioning itself as a beneficiary of the growth of the personal transport market in Australia by providing the vehicles to drivers in both camps, but it has battled to win over investors after its 2017-18 profit and revenue results were below prospectus forecasts. P2P Transport listed on the ASX in mid-December, […]

Man books trip on ride-hailing apps; finds Grab’s fee triple that of Ryde | Yahoo! News

Man books trip on ride-hailing apps; finds Grab’s fee triple that of Ryde | Yahoo! News

Now that the dust has settled after Grab bought over Uber’s Southeast Asia operations — and both companies got fined more than S$13 million by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore when the watchdog concluded this month that their merger was anti-competitive — it seems trip fees are just skyrocketing to the moon as and when surge prices […]

Ola, Uber surge pricing to be capped; ride cancellation by driver to attract fine up to Rs 25,000 | Business Today

Ola, Uber surge pricing to be capped; ride cancellation by driver to attract fine up to Rs 25,000 | Business Today

Ola and Uber have become the preferred mode of transport in cities like Delhi. However, the experience may not be pleasant all the time. Delhi government has realised the impact these cab aggregators have on daily commuters. To make things easy, a new proposal has been introduced which will install checkpoints and new rules for […]

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 […]