Today’s round up begs a lot of big questions about the future of Uber (and Lyft), but also some smaller, funnier questions. RSG contributor John Ince tackles these questions and more in today’s round up, where he covers Lyft’s self-driving cars plan, how companies are funding Uber’s rivals, and which fast food company is more popular for drivers.
There’s a lot going on in the world of rideshare this week! Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Uber’s potential stock sale, expansion in other countries, a lawsuit in South Africa that could affect pending lawsuits in the US, and more.
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In this week’s round up, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers a fascinating story on how Uber allies with some unsavory car dealers in New York. As much as Uber would like to change the negative narrative, it looks like it still has a ways to go. That said, could drivers possibly have some input into future changes at Uber? And could we all potentially receive Uber equity? Share your thoughts on what you’d like to see out of Uber below.
Harry here. With Uber including in-app tipping in all cities soon, will more drivers stay on the road and not quit or switch to Lyft? Senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the sharp drop in new driver retention by Uber, a new ruling on driver classification, and whether or not other rideshare drivers are to blame for accidents and drowsy driving.
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Harry here. Uber has started moving away from sign up bonuses, but that doesn’t mean they’ve done away with incentives entirely. Today, senior RSG contributor Jon Knope covers Uber sign-on guarantees by city and how you can take advantage of these guarantees to make the most money.
Although sign-up bonuses seem to be a thing of the past, Uber’s sign-up guarantees are going strong. Here are the top ten Uber sign-up offers by city, and how to make the most of them.
Uber’s “guarantee” structure has drawn some criticism from many drivers since many folks sign up under the impression that, once they complete the required number of rides, they’ll take home a big chunk of cash on top of their regular earnings. Instead, the guarantee typically amounts to much less. If you were offered a sign-up guarantee of $300 after completing X number of rides, and you made $297 in fares while completing those rides, you’ll only collect a measly $3 extra.
Uber’s messaging seems to be doing a better job of explaining how the guarantees work but if you’re looking to sign up, make sure you read the fine print.