Tag: Uber

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, […]

OLA cheating Customers with their different pricing strategy | PC Tablet

OLA cheating Customers with their different pricing strategy | PC Tablet

Ola and Uber are the best leading cab aggregator services in India. These not just made it easy for the people in commute, but also made it hassle free without any bargain or having to wait for a long time to get a ride. Though the pricing is quite affordable, the Surge pricing is something that comes […]

Uber under fire for surge pricing following London Bridge terror attack before removing ‘automatic increase and refunding passengers’ | Mirror

Uber under fire for surge pricing following London Bridge terror attack before removing ‘automatic increase and refunding passengers’ | Mirror

Uber has been branded “absolutely disgusting” after automatic surge pricing remained in place following the London Bridge terror attack before removing it. Outraged customers accused the company of profiting from the horrifying attack that killed seven people and left 48 wounded. The firm, which allows riders to hail cabs with their smartphones, said the surge […]

Uber, Grab to maintain current pricing system | Free Malaysia Today

Uber, Grab to maintain current pricing system | Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA: If you’re a frequent user of ride-sharing app Uber, you’ll be glad to hear that Uber Malaysia will not be adopting the route-based pricing currently being tested in the United States. A recent Bloomberg report highlighted Uber’s new route-based pricing system, under which charges are based on assumptions of amounts customers are willing […]

Uber To Make Pricing Changes In Australia From June 9th | Points From The Pacific

Uber To Make Pricing Changes In Australia From June 9th | Points From The Pacific

Uber hasn’t always had an easy time getting onto the road in Australia. For months, the Australian Taxi counsel and even the government tried to block them being in certain states. This angered large amounts of people and petitions had to be signed to show support. Finally, it was legalised and it’s grown very well. […]