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How does UberPool work? Video and graphics explain real-time carpooling

UberPool, a real-time carpooling service, launches in beta tomorrow. Along with Lyft Line, these variants on taxi apps are seeking to boost demand for paid rides and change the way people think about commuting and transportation. Below is a pair of graphics from Uber that explain the system. "On a normal UberX trip," Uber says, [...]

By | 2017-04-15T15:17:44+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Carpool, Lyft, Uber, Video|0 Comments

Lyft commissions return, Uber hits drivers with device fee

More big changes for drivers of Uber and Lyft: both real-time ridesharing apps are taking more money out of their drivers' pockets. I noticed today that my driver statement from Uber had a $10 weekly device fee, which means that if I don't drive for Uber in a week, I'll actually lose $10.  I'm not [...]

By | 2017-04-15T15:18:29+00:00 August 12th, 2014|Drivers, Lyft, Uber|0 Comments

Uber Denver: “Prices will be reduced by 20% for both riders and drivers”

The price war between UberX and Lyft shows no signs of a cease fire, at least here in Denver. I just received this email from Uber Denver saying it will be cutting prices by 20% for both riders and drivers. Previously, the company was taking 25% off rider fares, but it wasn't touching the driver's [...]

By | 2017-04-15T15:19:00+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Drivers, Uber|0 Comments