Tag: Uber

Brace for costly Uber & Ola rides as K’taka ups base taxi fares | Moneycontrol.com

Brace for costly Uber & Ola rides as K’taka ups base taxi fares | Moneycontrol.com

The notification also prescribed a fixed charge for waiting – free for the first 20 minutes, and Rs 10 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Cars costing between Rs 5 and 10 lakh will attract a charge of Rs 52 for first four kilometres, with the same slab of dynamic pricing as in small car category. […]

ComfortDelGro to launch dynamic pricing fare option for its taxis from Jan 19 | The Straits Times

ComfortDelGro to launch dynamic pricing fare option for its taxis from Jan 19 | The Straits Times

An Uber spokesman said on Thursday that the company will share more details of UberFlash later on. He said: “We are excited about our partnership with ComfortDelGro to improve the overall transportation landscape, giving Singapore more choices to move around at the tap of a button.” Following ComfortDelGro’s tie-up with Uber, all 23,000 taxis in […]

New fares will leave passengers at the mercy of aggregators | The Hindu

New fares will leave passengers at the mercy of aggregators | The Hindu

The rules had specified that digital meters be installed in taxis. However, the notification is silent on this matter. “Some taxi aggregators had approached the High Court against the rules. Now the matter is sub-judice,” said Mr. Dayananda. Even taxi drivers have expressed discontent with the notification. “The notification will only benefit the aggregators. It […]

Surge Pricing Is Just The New Dynamic Pricing | PYMNTS.com

Surge Pricing Is Just The New Dynamic Pricing | PYMNTS.com

Surge pricing goes back ages, before it was even known by that name. Restaurants offer “early bird” discounts for diners willing to eat their meals before 6 P.M., for example. Tuesday night dinner discounts and lunch buffets are also a part of restaurant pricing history. One of surge pricing’s innovators is M. Douglas Ivester, the […]

MakeMyTrip: We didn’t want to compromise on market leadership: MakeMyTrip, CEO, Rajesh Magow | The Economic Times India

MakeMyTrip: We didn’t want to compromise on market leadership: MakeMyTrip, CEO, Rajesh Magow | The Economic Times India

At a time when our focus was to drive hotel business from a growth perspective really aggressively, the market dynamics changed with the Ibibo group taking to a very aggressive pricing strategy in terms of acquiring customers in the hotel space and were more volume-focused. This was about a year before the merger. In this […]

BRAUN: Surge pricing made Monday’s power failure even worse | Toronto Sun

BRAUN: Surge pricing made Monday’s power failure even worse | Toronto Sun

This came from Lyft Communication Manager Campbell Matthews: “Due to the winter weather and the power outage, there were more people requesting Lyft rides this morning than there were drivers to provide them. We monitored the conditions, communicated with drivers, and encouraged them to get on the road. Still, this heightened demand caused some areas […]

Is it bad to use Uber? | Quartz

Is it bad to use Uber? | Quartz

Then there’s the matter of how Uber treats its drivers. You know it’s not great, but it’s not as though competing services are much better. Before Uber, taxi companies were notoriously terrible employers. Lyft, like Uber, hires its drivers as independent contractors—they don’t get benefits or minimum-wage protection—and has cut their pay to make fares […]

Uber warns of New Year’s surge pricing, while taxis ask for patience | The Sydney Morning Herald

Uber warns of New Year’s surge pricing, while taxis ask for patience | The Sydney Morning Herald

Uber has warned there will be surge pricing during the peak of New Year’s celebrations, while the taxi association has urged customers to be patient on what will be one of the busiest nights of the year. More than a million people are expected to pack Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve for the city’s fireworks […]

Uber fare increase not benefitting us: drivers | ENCA

Uber fare increase not benefitting us: drivers | ENCA

“Driving on the Uber platform is a no-win for its partner drivers,” a driver calling him or herself Dow Benderf commented on the eNCA website. “Uber, its shareholders and the riders are the ones who truly benefit from the rider app. I am a driver-partner and drivers earn on average R30 per hour and that […]

Avoid Uber Surge Pricing This New Year’s With These 5 Tips | The Penny Hoarder

Avoid Uber Surge Pricing This New Year’s With These 5 Tips | The Penny Hoarder

After the ball drops and the bubbly pops to ring in the new year, the last thing you want to think about is how you’re getting home. But New Year’s is notorious for auto accidents, and about 41% of fatalities on the holiday involve drunk drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I’m […]