You know those times you’re on the road, just dropped off a passenger, and are wondering where you should go next? Go left, go right, go straight? The Compass App algorithm is powered by millions of real-time and historical Uber pickups to help guide you in the right direction toward your next optimal pick-up area. Think big data meets Uber passenger pick-ups. No more aimless guessing, folks.
As we learned this past Monday, Uber has decided to sell its China operations to China’s largest rideshare company, Didi Chuxing. Didi Chuxing, which is part owned and backed by AliBaba and Tencent and recently received a $1 billion USD investment from Apple had been engaged in a fierce turf war with Uber in China and seems to have won that battle. Continue reading “Uber sells loss making Chinese business to Didi Chuxing and exits China market”
It’s finally coming. We can’t say too much yet except that we’ve been heads down working on this, and are excited to share this with the world soon: A new way to optimize your Uber driving. We’re expecting extremely high driver demand for this and will roll it out on a very selective basis. You can request to get in line now to be one of the first too have access to it starting today by adding your name below.
From Uber earning guarantees, to blind passengers, to improving your ratings, we’ve selected some of the most popular discussions among independent workers from the last week….
Uber announced last Thursday that they were planning on phasing out Surge completely starting with major cities in the U.S and in India. The app will now show the fare before you embark on your ride rather than at the end. Continue reading “Uber moves to end surge pricing; here’s how drivers are responding.”
Guest contributor Mike from Southern California shares his tips on radio play for passengers and what works the best for him.
Silence is golden, or so they say but, is it really that great when you’re a car with a stranger? If you’re a new Uber or Lyft driver you may not realize just yet how awkward it can be to drive with a passenger only to have neither of you talking. Here’s how having the radio on can not only help give your passengers a great experience but also make your time on the road fly by.
Walmart and Sam’s club are going to use Uber, Lyft and Deliv to make last mile grocery deliveries. A plan wil be unveiled in the near future giving details of the partnership. This will be in order to compete with Amazon Fresh and other last mile grocery delivery services. We had written about whether Uber was becoming the new Walmart.. Continue reading “Uber, Lyft and Deliv to partner with Walmart to deliver groceries”
Uber has attracted $3.5 billion in funding from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, an investment it says will help it expand in both Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. Continue reading “Uber valued at $62.5 billion: receives $3.5 billion cash infusion”
After Austin passed a proposal that would require rideshare drivers in the city to require fingerprint background checks, Uber and Lyft withdrew from the city making good on their threat to leave. With a similar proposal now looking to get passed by Chicago, there is a real danger the same will happen there. Here’s why. Continue reading “After Austin, Uber and Lyft face challenges in Chicago”
Thousands of our ‘Tips are appreciated’ signs have now hit the road across the US, in response to one of the non-monetary terms of the proposed Uber settlement. Here are our tips on getting more tips, and success stories from some early drivers using our tip signs. Continue reading “Uber Tips: Have the SherpaShare tip decals helped?”