Although we focus on Uber and Lyft a lot, Sidecar has been doing some cool things so far in 2015. Today, RSG contributor Scott Van Maldegiam takes a look at the ins and outs of Sidecar.
We keep saying it every week, but the only thing that stays the same in rideshare is change. And Sidecar is full of change, especially this year. I know some of you are not familiar with Sidecar, so I will go over how Sidecar is different as a platform, then go over what is new for 2015 and discuss a few strategies for driving with Sidecar.
Differences from Uber and Lyft
Rider Picks the Driver
When a rider is making a ride request, the rider is presented choices of which car/driver they want. From riders I have spoken to, most choose based on price and/or proximity. I have had a few riders say they check the driver’s “awesome” rating and/or type of car. Not too many riders are going to want to squeeze 4 people into a Ford Fiesta if they have the choice for a bigger car. Even if it is a little bit more for the ride.