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
A report by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, in basically 2 points: 1) Uber cars, Lyft cars and other ride-hailing services are virtually “useless” for people with disabilities because of the relative lack of vehicles equipped to handle wheelchairs and motorized scooters. 2) ride-hailing services are clogging city streets and slowing buses and para-transit vehicles that are equipped to transport people with disabilities. Whats the answer? Maybe Unmanned vehicles with
Taxi or Uber Car? It is not even a question for Samantha Bee, 27, a single mother who sees so few taxis that she does not even consider them an option anymore. There is only Uber when she is late for her bankers job, picking up her kids from school, or going to the doctor with her young son. Ms. Bee lives in the Flatbush part of Brooklyn, a working-class enclave that is one of the fastest-growing bastions of Uber riders in New York City. Uber Car pickups in the area surged to
So you want to drive for Uber Car? but you don’t have a car to use? Ideally you’ll already have your own car that qualifies for an Uber service, but many drivers will have to buy, lease, or rent a car to use for ride sharing jobs. So What’s the best Option? You can be approved to drive for Uber even if you don’t currently have access to a vehicle. You can apply and see if you pass the background and driving record checks before you go through the trouble of accessing a car.
Uber's Cars awful 2017 isn't over yet. Two years after Uber Car started leasing cars to drivers through their Uber Car Xchange Leasing company, the ride-hailing company has realized that it should've looked at the economics of Uber Leases a little better. "The average loss per vehicle was about 10 times what they had thought," the Wall Street Journal reports. Specifically, WSJ's sources say that the company is losing around $9,000 per car. That's a stark contrast to the $500
When Uber Car Launched in New York City in 2011, subway ridership was soaring and the medallions required to drive a yellow cab were selling for a sky-high $1.2 million. Now in 2017 Uber Car and other Ride Sharing Companies have an Army of over 60,000 Drivers in New York City, and the death of the Yellow Cab Business is vastly approaching. In New York Uber Cars Largest United States Market, Yellow Cabs are dropping, Subway Ride ship has dropped for the first time since 2009,