Much like a Thanksgiving feast, today’s roundup is a medley of different stories. Top of the list is Uber paying hackers to delete stolen data on 57 million people, and what you should know as a driver and a passenger. Also in the round up – are driverless cars really around the corner? Do you agree with this journalist’s assertion? Wrapping up, an Uber co-founder does something admirable. All this and more in today’s round up with senior RSG contributor, John Ince.
Harry here. We’ve been waiting to see if Uber would cut fares this year and, to our surprise, they haven’t (yet). But yesterday, we found out that Lyft is actually cutting fares across the board in several cities. They’ve e-mailed drivers in affected cities and said it should only be a 1% cut, but in Orange County, for example, the per mile rate was cut from $1.15 to $0.90, which is a whole lot more than 1%.
I was pretty surprised by the cuts since in the past, when Lyft has cut rates, they’ve told drivers they were only doing it because the competition was also cutting rates. I’ve always been a fan/supporter of Lyft, but it seems like they are becoming more and more like Uber – what do you think?
In other news, today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at a $20 million lawsuit settlement between Uber and drivers, why Uber lost so much money in 2016 and more!
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Harry here. Lots of articles this week about self-driving cars upon the heels of Uber’s PR event in Pittsburgh. In case you missed it, I wrote an article yesterday that went in depth on all of the challenges Uber will face when it comes to self-driving cars.
Today RSG senior contributor John Ince shares his weekly rideshare roundup on what the media thought about Uber’s ‘self-driving cars’. Everything from what it’s like to ride around in one to what safety experts with no skin in the game are saying about the latest technology craze.