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Ask the editor: How does Uber and Lyft return affect Austin? | Community Impact Newspaper

Ask the editor: How does Uber and Lyft return affect Austin? | Community Impact Newspaper

The statewide law superseded municipal rules, such as Austin’s requirement for ride-hailing drivers to undergo fingerprint-based background checks. Uber and Lyft left Austin after the failure of a ballot proposition calling for looser regulations of the local ride-hailing industry. Under the December 2015 ordinance, an app-based ride-hailing company with dynamic pricing, also known as a […]

DoorDash is testing surge pricing for its deliveries in select US markets | Quartz

DoorDash is testing surge pricing for its deliveries in select US markets | Quartz

Everyone hated surge pricing when Uber first added it to rides. Now surge is becoming ubiquitous among food delivery startups, too. Postmates has “blitz pricing” and Sprig, before it went out of business, charged more to deliver during busy times. Uber brought surge pricing to UberEats late last year and, in recent months, DoorDash has […]

Ejercito: LTFRB, Uber and Grab all have fault | Inquirer News

Ejercito: LTFRB, Uber and Grab all have fault | Inquirer News

The senator earlier chided the LTFRB for cracking down on Grab and Uber, which he said “offer far better and more convenient services than regular taxis.” Instead of banning TNVS, Ejercito said the LTFRB should take action first on the complaints against the taxi drivers. “Kung ganito kayo kaingay at kadesididong patawan ng service ban […]

Competition Commission: Competition Commission rejects complaint against Ola | Times of India

Competition Commission: Competition Commission rejects complaint against Ola | Times of India

While rejecting the complaint after finding that ANI Technologies (Opposite Party) is not a dominant player in the relevant market, the watchdog has also delved into the pricing ways of taxi services providers. “Without going into the legitimacy of OP’s pricing strategy, suffice to say that besides statutory compulsion of non-intervention in the present case, […]

Uber surge rates: Melbourne train shutdown prompts call for cap on Uber fares after passengers charged three times normal rate | Herald Sun

Uber surge rates: Melbourne train shutdown prompts call for cap on Uber fares after passengers charged three times normal rate | Herald Sun

According to Uber, its surge rates are an important way of ensuring that passengers can get a ride in a reasonable time frame in periods of high demand, with more drivers encouraged to get on the road. Passengers are provided with the surge rate and an estimated cost of the fare before agreeing to the […]

Uber surge pricing to be capped by Victorian Government after Metro chaos | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Uber surge pricing to be capped by Victorian Government after Metro chaos | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Uber users were left angry last Thursday when fares were much higher than usual, during Melbourne’s train network shut down during the evening rush hour. The ridesharing company uses “dynamic pricing”, which means that when demand is higher fares increase. Users are given a quoted price before they accept a fare. In one case $50 […]

Uber’s £106 for 20 mile taxi trip in Northern Ireland slammed | Belfast Telegraph

Uber’s £106 for 20 mile taxi trip in Northern Ireland slammed | Belfast Telegraph

Uber’s ‘surge’ policy means some passengers have said they have been charged as much as eight times a normal taxi fare. Several passengers have said they were not aware of the cost of their journey until after they left the vehicle. Because a credit card is needed to set up an Uber account, the money […]

How Much Should You Tip Your Uber Driver? | Here & Now

How Much Should You Tip Your Uber Driver? | Here & Now

On how much to tip your Uber driver “Well the standard tip for a taxi is 15 to 20 percent. And that is my initial reaction: I would say tip 15 to 20 percent of the fare. But things get really dicey with Uber because they have dynamic pricing. What might be a $40 ride […]

Surge pricing transparency: a tale of two users – Uber Screeds | Medium

Surge pricing transparency: a tale of two users – Uber Screeds | Medium

Uber’s surge pricing algorithm assesses a premium on the price that passengers pay, and the wages that drivers earn. Uber’s general policy is that if a passenger pays 2x the cost of a fare, the driver earns 2x in wages. However, a recent email conversation between an Uber driver and an Uber Customer Support Representative […]

Uber’s New Pricing Scheme Weaponizes Big Data | Inc.com

Uber’s New Pricing Scheme Weaponizes Big Data | Inc.com

While few people are likely to object to rich folk paying more than poor folk, Dave Sutton, of the public safety campaign Who’s Driving You? points out that “Uber’s new pricing scheme weaponizes its access to data against customers. It could be used to overcharge airport passengers late at night, the less-privileged in transportation deserts, […]