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

Quasi-investigative TV report on Uber and Lyft safety: Who’s driving you around?

WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC ran a piece yesterday on Uber and Lyft safety concerns. Employing a hidden camera (I think), the journalist or journalists took five rides around town--and came up with no dirt or scandals! There's an oblique (and unattributed) reference to three guys who had criminal backgrounds and were driving for Uber in [...]

By | 2017-04-15T15:38:10+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Crime, Drivers, Journalism, Video|0 Comments