Oops... Uber Cars new competitor is: BMW!
BMW is sending up the industry’s latest trial balloon. And it’s headed straight for airspace currently occupied by Uber car and Lyft car. Starting today, the automaker’s ReachNow arm, which offers a car-sharing service in a handful of cities across the US, also has a ride-hailing service. If you happen to live in Seattle, you and your loved ones can still rent from a roving fleet of hundreds of BMW (including the electric i3) and MINI cars, scattered throughout the city. But
How to Improve Your Uber Passenger Rating, According to Drivers and Five-Star Customers
We’ve all had that Uber and Uber Car Leases driver. The lady that had you clinging for dear life as she barreled through your neighborhood at 75 mph. Or the dude who refuses to give up his collection of petrified French Fries preserved in the back seat where you're sitting. There are some heinous drivers out there, and their driver ratings usually reflect that. But passengers can be just as atrocious as the drivers they hire. And just as Uber Car Leases drivers have a rating,
Uber, Lyft Take Down Not Just Cab Drivers, but Also Lenders
NEW YORK (AP) - Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Uber Car Leases and Lyft have been so disruptive to New York City’s taxi industry, they are causing lenders to fail. Three New York-based credit unions that specialized in loaning money against taxi cab medallions, the hard-to-get licenses that allow the city’s traditional cab fleet to operate, have been placed into conservatorship as the value of those medallions has plummeted. Just three years ago, cab owners and investors
Uber or Lyft - Where Can You Make More Money?
PHOENIX - A lot of people are choosing to pick up their keys and drive for a ride-sharing company to make a little extra money on the side. But which one should you choose: Uber or Lyft? Many drivers like to work for both, but a national study broke down the average wages and benefits for each company and revealed Uber may have a slight edge over Lyft. "Average trip will be like 10 to 20 bucks," said Lyft driver Dustin Jackson. Uber is available in more cities and Lyft offers
SF’s traffic planners weren’t expecting rise of Uber, Lyft
Hard to believe, but San Francisco’s transit wonks were caught completely off guard by the ride-hailing revolution that now floods the city with thousands of cars daily. Inside Uber's San Francisco Office In fact, when the city was drawing up its transportation “Major Strategic Plan” back in 2012, planners thought “ride shares” meant car pooling. So as the Municipal Transportation Agency drew up a blueprint for more bus- and bike-only lanes — and less space for cars — it was
What's next for Uber?
Travis Kalanick's "spectacular flameout is one for the ages," said Adam Lashinsky at Fortune. The CEO and co-founder of Uber and Uber Car Leases unexpectedly stepped down last month, after the ride-hailing giant's biggest investors confronted him with a list of demands that included his immediate resignation. In just eight years, Kalanick built Uber and Uber Car Leases into an industry-defining company worth nearly $70 billion, but his stubborn disregard for ordinary business
The NEW Uber
Brian Chen: Dogged by scandal and the resignation of its top boss, the ride-summoning company Uber and Uber Car Leases is hoping to win customer loyalty with a series of changes to its app. Chief among them: Uber riders will soon be able to pay gratuities to their drivers inside the app instead of having to tip with cash. And there is much more to come. In an email to drivers, the company said it would be introducing improvements for the next 180 days. Uber’s commitment to tu
In Defense of Uber the Idea
I read an article in the New York Tims Op-Ed section from June 16, 2017 which I thought would be interesting to post. With all the critics complaining about Uber Cars and Uber Car Leasing it was refreshing to see that someone was willing to step forward and stand up for Uber Cars. Written by: David Leonhardt I’m grateful that Travis Kalanick started Uber Car. Before he did, I often found myself at the mercy of a taxi company that dominated my neighborhood. The night before a
Meet the man driving the future of Uber and Lyft in the California Legislature
Uber Car and Lyft have had lots of success getting friendly laws passed. For that, they can thank young, tech-friendly Democratic lawmakers, who have teamed up with Republicans who generally support fewer regulations. At the head of that coalition is Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), who co-founded the Legislature’s tech and millennial caucuses. The 34-year-old Low, who was elected in 2014, has also written legislation to make it easier for the taxi industry to compete with
Uber car and Lyft comparing the heavyweights in the ride sharing Apps
Comparing Uber and Lyft when to use the App and when to drive for them.