Harry here. Racial and gender discrimination is a problem in many areas of society and, while the results of this latest study aren’t surprising, they do bring up some interesting issues around equality. And more importantly, it highlights the need for data transparency from Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. I can only imagine the discrimination drivers face from passengers who have more info about them (name and picture) is even worse, but we won’t know unless TNCs more willingly share this data.
Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at this new study, potential safety issues for drivers, another Uber lawsuit and a big update to the Uber rider app.
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