Tag: Uber

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 […]

‘Fares hiked due to higher demand’: Pricing algorithms threaten to tip fine balance between consumer protection, market competition | FirstPost

‘Fares hiked due to higher demand’: Pricing algorithms threaten to tip fine balance between consumer protection, market competition | FirstPost

One such manifestation of such technological developments as indicated in the Vidhi Report are pricing algorithms. Such pricing algorithms are commonly employed by online businesses, particularly in airline, hotel booking and road transport industries, which heavily rely on sophisticated pricing tools to determine and update their prices. For instance, it is common to experience surge […]

Prepare for sky high Uber prices on New Year’s Eve | eNCA

Prepare for sky high Uber prices on New Year’s Eve | eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Those opting not to drink and drive and planning to use app-driven transport service Uber on New Year’s  Eve must budget for significant price increases. On Christmas Day, Uber users got a foretaste of what to expect as prices skyrocketed, driven by high demand. The company usually increases prices around big events or holidays. […]

Uber-ComfortDelGro tie-up may lead to all taxis offering dynamic pricing, Transport News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

Uber-ComfortDelGro tie-up may lead to all taxis offering dynamic pricing, Transport News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – The recently announced partnership between Uber and ComfortDelGro could pave the way for all taxis in Singapore to offer dynamic pricing, or fares that fluctuate with demand. Since March, close to 10,000 taxis from the five other taxi firms have started offering dynamic pricing if they are booked through the Grab app. In […]

Uber users say they’ve been charged up to ’12 times’ more | Daily Mail Online

Uber users say they’ve been charged up to ’12 times’ more | Daily Mail Online

It’s traditionally the biggest party weekend of the year, as Christmas revellers all over the country hit the town. But some have been waking up with more than just a hangover, as Uber users have complained about having to pay significantly more than usual in order to get home. A host of social media users […]

Amazon faces probe by watchdog over delayed Christmas gifts as customers complain they’ve been ‘duped’ into paying premium | The Sun

Amazon faces probe by watchdog over delayed Christmas gifts as customers complain they’ve been ‘duped’ into paying premium | The Sun

AMAZON faces a probe by the advertising watchdog after customers complained they were failing to deliver Christmas presents on time. Shoppers said they were “duped” into signing up to the online giant’s Prime service to make sure they got their deliveries before the 25th. Amazon could face a probe by the Advertising Standards Authority after customers […]

Doctor calls Uber ‘mercenary’ after £149 quote for a 10-mile trip in the snow | iNews

Doctor calls Uber ‘mercenary’ after £149 quote for a 10-mile trip in the snow | iNews

Uber said the price had been an “automatic” response to over demand. Birmingham was hit with six inches of snow on Sunday, closing schools, stopping buses and halting bin collections on Monday. Dr Mullhi said: “Whilst I understand that taxi firms may charge some additional fees in adverse weather, I feel that the surcharge Uber […]

What’s cheaper — taxi or Uber in Brisbane? Discounts offered to lure customers | The Courier-Mail

What’s cheaper — taxi or Uber in Brisbane? Discounts offered to lure customers | The Courier-Mail

Black & White Cabs is offering 20 per cent off fixed-price weekend bookings, which includes New Year’s Eve, Gold Coast Cabs has a similar special but this weekend only while Yellow Cabs will offer a slight discount for prepaid phone bookings. Black & White’s chief operating officer John Lobwein admits cab companies have not sold […]

Uber charges Toronto rider $14,400 for a 20-minute rush hour ride | cnet

Uber charges Toronto rider $14,400 for a 20-minute rush hour ride | cnet

Only after Kennard took to social media did Uber cop to its mistake and refund the ride. “There was an error, and we have provided a full refund. We sincerely apologize to this rider for his experience. We have safeguards in place to help prevent something like this from happening, and we are working to […]