For all the hand-wringing about Uber’s solvency and ability to turn a profit, we have to admit that Uber has done an incredible job of re-shaping the ridesharing industry. From upending the taxi system to battling (and winning, in most cases) local government regulations, Uber has incredible staying presence. However, with some investors turning on Uber, could this be its final stand? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the legal challenges facing Uber internally, and whether or not Uber will be able to fight off these challenges.
It’s been a busy week for Uber! Travis is accused of fraud, yet is trying to rehabilitate his image, and drivers are coming up with new creative ways to make more money. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the challenges facing Travis and Xchange leasing, and how some Uber drivers are creatively (illegally) coming up with ways to make a lot of extra money.
It looks like Uber’s search for a new CEO is not going so well, but the difficulty in finding a replacement (if that’s truly the case) for Travis looks to be more complicated than just “internal divisions.” Could Travis come back to Uber in some capacity? Is he engineering his re-hiring? In today’s round up, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the hold up for finding a TK replacement, an article about Uber being “too expensive” for passengers, and Uber cars catching fire.
If you’ve been driving for a while, you know probably know a lot of the driver lingo for Uber and Lyft: Surge, Quest, Boost, pinging, TOS, etc. But if you’re a new driver, these terms can be confusing. There’s no official Uber or Lyft manual (although you can check out our Ultimate Guides to Uber and Lyft!), so it’s not like you can even look up what all this stuff means.
Luckily for us, senior RSG contributor John Ince has been collecting rideshare abbreviations for us for a while and has put together the Ultimate Guide to Rideshare Driver Lingo. If you’ve ever wondered what a TCP is, or why anyone would “pee in the POOL”, John has you covered. Did we miss any lingo? Leave a note in the comments and, if it’s a good one, we’ll add it to this list!