If you thought the rivalry between Uber and Lyft was bad before, this week’s round up makes this rivalry even juicier. New funding from Google for Lyft has just upped the stakes between the two rideshare companies, but what does this mean for drivers and passengers? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince distills what this new investment means, the rise of robots, and how ridesharing has affected public transit.
Harry here. According to our latest survey, a majority of drivers are dissatisfied with UberPOOL but what exactly makes these rides so unpleasant? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at why he doesn’t like to accept UberPOOL and Lyft Line rides.
I’ve never been a fan of UberPOOL and Lyft Line, but this weekend I let one slip past my watchful eyes and accepted it. Big mistake. It turned into the UberPOOL from hell. When I got home, I decided to put down all the reasons why I hate UberPOOL and Lyft Line. Later, my colleague at the Rideshare Guy, Christian Perea, added to the list with a few more POOL Pain Points. Feel free to let us know about your 3P’s in the comments section below.
If you’re not familiar yet with UberPOOL or Lyft Line, you can read more here, but basically UberPOOL and Lyft Line allow passengers to request a shared ride, which means they’ll share the ride with another passenger or two heading in the same direction. This saves the passengers money because they’re carpooling. For drivers, it’s another story.
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Harry here. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at Uber’s launch of ‘self-driving’ cars in San Francisco, which was anything but smooth. One of their cars promptly ran a red light and it was caught on camera. Also, it turns out Uber failed to register with the DMV despite nearly every other large automaker doing so. We all know that real self-driving cars will hit the roads some day, but it seems like there’s a lot more hype around them than reality these days.
We’ve also have news on Google’s new ridesharing service, an alarming privacy lawsuit against Uber and a story about the ever increasing congestion problem and whether or not Uber and Lyft are making things worse.