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.
Uber and Lyft are competing to make their apps and driver efficiency better, but will these changes really improve the driver experience? Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea outlines potential upcoming changes to our Uber and Lyft driver apps – some that will make a big difference to drivers.
Over the next few days, Uber is set to announce even more information as part of their 180 Days of Change. Stay tuned for an announcement here on Tuesday, when Uber is set to unveil Chapter 3 of the 180 Days of Change.
We’ve seen competition heating up between Uber and Lyft ever since Uber started to put the heat on Lyft with their “180 Days of Change”. We’ve compiled a list and roundup of all the leaked screenshots, rumors, and tests that are going on for drivers that haven’t even launched yet. Whatever happens, hopefully we will get some more money out of it!
Uber and Lyft are almost always testing features among different drivers throughout different markets. Some of these features make it out to the public while some are quickly put back in a box and never heard from again. Right now though, both are testing a lot of interesting changes to their apps that I think have a strong chance of being rolled out to everyone.
And of course, we’ve already seen some big changes in the last few months. Tipping on Uber, 24 hour phone support, increased pay for Lyft Line rides, and showing PrimeTime on incoming requests.
All of these are part of a big push right now to make the app better for drivers.
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Most drivers don’t offer snacks and candy but Cargo is a new start-up that provides drivers with a vending machine-box full of snacks (and other goodies) and pays drivers to hand out or sell these goodies to passengers. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea breaks down how Cargo works and how you get paid. Want to sign up with Cargo? Use our link here.
Cargo is a startup based in New York that is launching a vending machine-box full of snacks and supplies for passengers (many of which are free!). They send a “Cargo” box along with anything that goes inside it to drivers. Drivers then earn money on the side by being paid for whatever is sold or given away through the Cargo box. Basically, instead of paying for a bunch of snacks to increase your tips and ratings, Cargo will send you everything you need AND pay you in the process. You also get some free snacks for yourself 😉
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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