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Scotchgard SeatTreatments For Uber Drivers

 

As an Uber driver you should bear in mind that passengers are the reason you have a business and keeping them happy should be your priority. When a rider is happy while riding in your vehicle, the probability of getting good ratings and tips is very likely.

Keeping your car in good condition is instrumental in having a successful Uber business. No passenger will be happy while sitting inside an unkempt car. Once you drop a passenger, it is important to do a quick sweep of your car before picking up a new passenger. Clean the floor mat in case the previous passenger dragged in dirt or mud; check your seats for stains and keep forgotten items out of sight. scotchgard

It is important to invest in certain items like a durable floor mat, wipes and seat treatments for keeping those seats stain free. Scotchgard is an important item an Uber driver should have for the quick and easy removal of seat stains and repelling liquid spills.

In this post, we will review top scotchgard seat/carpets treatments an Uber driver needs to have in his car.

 

Scotchgard Auto Fabric & Carpet Protector, 1 Can, 10-Ounce

This product is great for your car interior. It protects your car seats and carpets from spills by causing liquids to bead up on the fabric surface for easy cleanup. It repels water and even oil spills. It is also protects your carpets from soil stains. Just follow the directions on the can and you are good to go about your business. This product costs just $10.

 

Scotchgard 4106D-2PK Fabric & Upholstery Protector, 2 Cans, 10-Ounce

This product works on various household items and even car interior. Before you begin your day, spray all over your car seats to repel water spills and stains. You can even use it on your clothing like shirts, dresses, silk ties, suits, outerwear, canvas shoes and more. This way, you look neat while working. This product is odorless and stain-free. Get these 2 cans for just $20.44

 

Scotchgard Water and Sun Shield with UV Protector, 1 Can, 10.5-Ounce

Water spills can leave your seat with a huge stain or even have your car smelling damp. This isn’t a good look. This product was made to repel moisture by creating durable water barrier that keeps your seat dry for a long period. The water slides right off the seats. It also protects your seat from UV sun rays. The sun rays can be harmful to the fabric covering your seats by making them appear faded. Your job keeps you outside through the rain and sun, so this product is vital to any Uber driver.  It costs $10.20.

 

 

Uber in Canada: How Ottawa Legalized Ride Sharing

 

Amidst what has quickly become a fierce battle against the norm, Uber continues to thrive and and remains an industry leader in ride sharing. In a world where taxi monopoly was a secret pipeline for exploitation, Uber revolutionized the taxi landscape by creating a seamless and cheaper alternative. Due to this intrusion in the taxi industry, cabbies are struggling to find their footing as ride sharing is fast becoming the preferred option. Uber and its other cohorts provide a cheaper alternative to local taxi services.

In many countries, Uber has met with daunting obstacles as local cabbies fight to have the service outlawed and banned whenever they launch. However, concerned city authorities recognize the importance and benefits of ridesharing and seek to implement rules that facilitate Uber’s operation in their respective cities. Uber in Canada has just received the go-ahead to operate legally in the city of Ottawa.

 

Ottawa’s contribution

After operating illegally for over 2 years in Ottawa, Uber in Canada received approval from Ottawa city authorities to launch operations legally in 2017. Ottawa has now joined the list of progressive cities that seek to revolutionize the taxi industry. A committee made up of Ottawa council men, taxi drivers and ride sharing representatives met in 2016 to debate the need to make changes in the Ottawa taxi industry.  Uber in Canada

CBC news reported that the City of Ottawa passed new “vehicle-for-hire regulations” — the first jurisdiction in Ontario to do so — to bring ride-hailing services like Uber in line with the city’s taxi bylaws. A city committee approved a raft of recommendations aimed at reforming the taxi industry. Some of these recommendations included that vehicles used for services like Uber will not need to equip their cabs with cameras.

“It is clear the taxi industry needs to change. Change is never easy. The industry needs fewer regulations and more competition,” Deans said. “The public demanded change. The public demanded greater choice. The public is counting on us to get this right,” said Coun. Diane Deans, chair of the City of Ottawa’s community and protective services committee

Other changes made include:

  • Eliminating the $1.50 service fee for customers paying with credit and debit in taxis.
  • Eliminating the $820 Algonquin College taxi course for drivers.
  • Reducing the taxi licence fee by 40 per cent, and eliminating it altogether for drivers of accessible taxis.
  • Maintain the exclusive right for taxis to accept street hails and use taxi lanes.
  • Allowing taxi drivers to offer reduced fares, but only when pre-arranged through an app. The city will not regulate Uber’s pricing.
  • Vehicles in both licensing categories can be a maximum of 10 years old.

Companies like Uber would be categorized as Private Transportation Companies. The service would also operate on a ‘buyers beware’ type of structure.

Ottawa taxi drivers are angered by this recent development as they fear that the value of their city-issued permits will plummet.

 

What does this mean for Uber?

Uber in Canada is bent on following all recommendations made by Ottawa’s city authorities. With Ottawa taking the lead in legalizing ride sharing, other cities like Toronto will be making similar moves as well. This is a breakthrough for Uber as its continues to make its way round the world one city at a time. It remains to be seen how quickly other Canadian cities will implement these changes as well.

 

 

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Uber Mapping Cars In London

 

Uber has reportedly released a fleet of camera-laden mapping cars into the streets of London to scan and record the terrain. It seems that Uber is studying driving routes and vehicle location accuracy to get a better picture of London roads but can this pave the way for the introduction of Uber’s autonomous cars into London? I feel this exercise will help remove existent obstacles the company’s self-driving cars may face when storming the UK.

 

More Details on Uber Mapping

Uber can make use of data gathered by these camera carrying vehicles to learn more about traffic paradigms and suitable pick-up and drop-off locations.Mapping However, this data, if put to full use, will make the company well prepared to roll out its seemingly ready driverless cars in London. Reporting this same event, IB times stated: “despite an Uber spokesperson saying autonomous cars are still years away, the move is being seen by many as one towards a future of autonomous taxis navigating themselves around London with no drivers”. Just days earlier, on 14 September, Uber launched a pilot programme in Pittsburgh, US, where self-driving Ford cars are used to pick up and drop off customers. They still have a ‘driver’ who keeps an eye on the car and a co-driver who takes notes, but for the most part, the cars drive themselves.

The long term plan is to take road Uber mapping into other cities across the UK over the coming weeks and months. This procedure according to Uber is “similar to what other companies including Apple and TomTom are already doing around the world.”

 

Other Possibilities

Beyond our suspicions that this information can be used to improve Uber’s driverless car service, the system can equally assist in improving the quality of a service like UberPOOL. Uber MappingSince the service involves multiple pickups and drop-offs, drivers sometimes have to struggle with finding the best, fastest and easiest routes. Information gathered by these Uber mapping cars can be used to improve the mapping services already provided by Google (in most Uber cities) and Baidu in China.  

 

Will This Benefit Uber In Any Way?

The benefits of investing $500 million dollars to build a better Uber mapping system are many. Some of which are:

  • To make Uber less dependent on Google maps – Google Maps has limited accuracy in many non-Western countries. Google has also upped the cost of the service lately, cutting into Uber’s margins.
  • To Improve the Uber experience – Brian McClendon, an ex-Google Maps engineer responsible for building the Uber mapping system had this to say on the Uber blog “The ongoing need for maps tailored to the Uber experience is why we’re doubling down on our investment in mapping, the street imagery captured by our mapping cars will help us improve core elements of the Uber experience, like ideal pick-up and drop-off points and the best routes for riders and drivers.”
  • To foster a more reliable driving – The current mapping system is one of the common complaints about Uber from Uber drivers due to inadequate topographical knowledge. Uber drivers don’t necessarily know the best route to their destination. Drivers often have to call riders to ask for their exact location, frustrating the situation by adding an unnecessary step in the process. The new project will especially be a boon to anyone using Uber outside the United States. It should help regular Uber rides run more smoothly as well.

 

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Doordash and The On-demand Gig Industry

 

Serving efficiently in the on-demand industry is very important as the market provides a level playing field for all players. DoorDashDoorDash as a fairly new player in the food delivery industry is aware of the strong competition they have to face on a daily basis. Providing a service that is attractive for both consumers and drivers is important to DoorDash. Launched in 2013 by Evan Charles Moore, Andy Fang, Stanley Tang and Tony Xu, DoorDash currently operates in just major cities in the US cities and seems to be a company drivers want to drive for.

 

DoorDash’s Distinct Features Include:

  • a self-learning dispatch system  that adapts to certain variables such as expected demand 
  • a capacity algorithm to anticipate how many drivers they’ll need on duty during a particular period
  • smart technology around preparation time, so driver’s don’t arrive too early – before the food is ready; too late – when the food’s getting cold
  • A planning system that allows drivers to pick meals from multiple places and deliver to the consumers in batches, rather than just dealing with one order at a time

They ensure that the three parties (the consumer, the restaurants and DoorDash) involved in the transaction have the easiest time getting things done. Customers are able to clearly follow their order – tracking and receiving their food at the most appropriate time. Restaurants, on the other hand, are able to leverage an additional point of sales and a new channel of advertising their services.

 

Services

DoorDash, as already stated, offers seamless food delivery to customers. However, other factors come together to form the convenient service they are widely known for.      

 

Pricing (How much do dashers earn?)

DoorDash drivers (called dashers) can make good money and they also keep 100% of the tips.

Dashers are paid $6 per delivery and an average of $10 – $15 per hour. In any event that a driver does not make up to $10 in an hour, DoorDash pays the difference to the driver. Drivers drive anytime they like as the work is quite flexible. DoorDashFor the partnering restaurants, DoorDash takes an undisclosed cut off the cost of orders placed through its system.

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Basic Requirements for DoorDash Drivers

  • Drivers must have clean driving records
  • Drivers must be 18 or older with at least 1 year of driving experience
  • Drivers cannot have any major violations in the last 7 years, including: DUI, Reckless Driving, Homicide or Assault, driving with a suspended license, Failure to stop or report and driving with a license that is suspended or expired
  • Drivers with less than 2 years of driving experience cannot have any incidents* in the last 3 years
  • Drivers under 21 with more than 2 years of driving experience cannot have more than 1 incident* in the last 3 years
  • Drivers 21 and older with more than 2 years of driving experience cannot have more than 2 incidents* in the last 3 years
  • You must pass a background check.

 

DoorDash Regions

The present DoorDash regions are: Northern CaliforniaSouthern CaliforniaSeattleMinneapolis. Other cities includes: HoustonIndianapolisPhoenixDallasNew York CityChicagoBrooklynBostonWashington DCAtlantaManhattanSee More…

 

There have been a lot of postulations that DoorDash will do well if the scope of the business is widened to adopt other on-demand services. We have to wait to see if this is a business model they will consider as the company seems to be doing very well in food delivery for now.

 

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Event Planning Just Got Easier With UberEVENTS

 

What is UberEVENTS?

Uber has a knack for introducing various services that add color to consumer experience. All services introduced by Uber aim at making commuting from one place to the other easier. UberEVENTS is an innovative product in the world of Uber services. With UberEVENTS, say good riddance to worrying over getting your guests to your party on time or wondering if your event hosts got lost en-route. Those days are now over.UberEvents 

UberEVENTS enables party hosts and planners plan the easy and safe arrival of guests. Uber released a statement on their blog saying: “UberEVENTS allows event organizers and party planners to purchase guest passes for their event attendees. Event hosts can set date, time, and location parameters, granting their guests credit off trips to their event. Hosts will only pay for the guest passes used by their guests.”

Uber announced this service sometime in September 2015. Allowing event organizers to book rides ahead for their guests is a good way to make the world of event planning easier. Even more, it saves the guests the trouble of getting themselves down to the event venue. Uber first launched this service in New York and weeks later, it was opened to all in the US.

 

How it Works

Before this, there was no way people could purchase rides for others. As stated earlier, these rides are purchased in the form of guest passes, ahead of time for attendees. Uber even allows event organizers to customize the guest pass with a date, time or even a promotion code (if they wish). To use the passes, guests just enter the codes and voila! Access to ride is granted.

As Uber’s Senior Marketing Manager, Kimiko Ninomiya wrote on the Uber blog, “When planning a company happy hour, client appreciation dinner, or even upcoming nuptials, there is a lot that goes into ensuring that your event goes off without a hitch—including how your guests can safely get to and from without any fuss… we want to make the experience of planning transportation logistics as seamless as ordering a ride at the touch of a button.”

 

Public Reception

UberEVENTS has met with tremendous success since its launch with over 500 events booked through the platform. These events range from house warming parties of 20 attendees to conferences with over 1,500 attendees.

This is a great advantage for Uber drivers as drivers now know where to be to get rides. Before the pre-booked event ends, Uber alerts drivers that a certain event is wrapping up which prompts a high demand for rides to pick up party guests.

We hope to see this service spread to the other countries and cities where Uber is operational.

For people (Uber Drivers and Uber Passengers) that wish to utilize this new feature(UberEvents).   Start by downloading the Uber app  on your personal phones . You can learn how to do this here.

 

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Uber Rate Cuts: History And What It Might Mean

 

Uber has been known to cut rates at some point in different cities. This post would discuss Uber rate cuts from 2014 to 2016.

 

Why these rate cuts?

When demand from passengers is low, and the number of existing Uber drivers keeps growing, Uber finds a way to even things out.Uber Rate Cuts Now, there is high probability that when price is cut, more riders see it as a chance to take advantage of the changes. You find that both existing users who forgot about their app begin to use the app again. That way during peak periods in a year (like winter months for example), many users who are already prone to using Uber have little or no choice but to continue with the service when the rates are raised again.

Uber rate cuts are also an incentive to attract new passengers in different cities. In some instances, Uber slashes rates in certain cities to compete or dominate in a market where other players exist.

 

Drivers voice their displeasure

When Uber reduced fares in Washington D.C  sometime in 2015, the Observer spoke to several drivers and gleaned that the rate cuts were making things difficult for Uber drivers. Uber rate cuts result in lower income for drivers. When Uber also cut rates in over 100 cities in that same year (although we only have data for 70+ in the table below), Uber drivers took to the streets to protest the cut.

To defend their course of action, Uber advocated that lower rates would mean more ride requests for drivers. However, drivers have realised that they have to increase productivity by over 45% in order to earn more. This is logical since higher fares will yield higher income; while lower fares will certainly yield low income except drivers take on more requests to meet up.

But was this move by Uber entirely with selfish motives?

 

Scrutinizing Uber rate cuts history

Taking a look at the excel matrix below that lists the history of Uber rate cuts, you would see that there were more rounds of rate cuts in 2014 than in 2015. During 2014, Uber was trying to find an easier way to reach an equilibrium at all times (slow or busy) that they tried a few strategies, including lowering their commission and giving 5% bonus per rides.  Uber Rate Cuts

These clearly shows the move to cut rates isn’t entirely selfish on the part of Uber. Some decisions are necessary for the greater good and Uber rate cuts seem to epitomize these kind of decisions.

By 2015, Uber seemed to have stabilized the level of rate cuts and seemed to be aware of when rate cuts were good for business.

Fast forward to 2016, there’s was a wide spread cut in different cities. Do drivers have the right to be angry? Certainly. However, in the long run, this move will help Uber retain its position as an industry leader. As an Uber driver, you get to enjoy the benefits of driving with a company that guarantees an impressive number of ride requests daily.

Having to work a little harder to protect the company’s reputation will ensure you never lack a steady stream of income. In the grand scheme of things, Uber rate cuts are a Win – Win for everyone involved.

See the history of rate cuts that we successfully gathered in the sheet below and let us know your thoughts and any other data you think would help this post by leaving a comment.

 

Date cities % of the cut Average cut% for the year reason Reference URL
0/01/2014 Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, Orange County, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tucson. 20 and 30% (varying for some cities) To compete with other car service companies across the world http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/09/big-uberx-price-cuts/
9/6/2014 Indianapolis (uberXL only)
New Jersey
Providence
Raleigh-Durham
Tampa
Tuscon
up to 30% to give riders the lowest fare offer they can get and make Uber an everyday option http://ridesharedashboard.com/2014/09/06/uber-fare-update-reductions-6-markets/
9/19/2014 Fresno
Modesto
Sacramento
San Francisco
30 to 40% to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2014/09/19/uber-fare-update-reductions-4-markets/
10/18/2014 Ann Arbor
Kansas City
Madison
Miami
Oklahoma City
Orlando
Providence
Tulsa
28.%, 31%, 7%, 16%, 17%, 22%, 24%, 17% to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2014/10/18/uber-fare-update-reductions-8-markets/
10/23/2014 Dallas
Detroit
Indianapolis
San Antonio
New Jersey (added on October 24th)
10%, 19%, 13%, 14%, 14% to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2014/10/23/uber-fare-update-cuts-5-markets/
11/12/2014 Asheville, NC
Austin
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Louisville
Sacramento
Vancouver, WA
7%, 8%, 9%, 33%, 17%, 7% N/A to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2014/11/12/uber-fare-update-cuts-8-markets/
2/10/2014 Phoenix, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto 32%, 13%, 50%, 13%, 9%, 9% to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2015/02/10/uber-fare-cuts-phoenix-dc-canada-2-cities/
January – 2015 Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baton, Rouge, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Connecticut, Corpus, Christi, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fayetteville NC, Fresno, Grand Rapids, Hampton Roads, Indianapolis, Inland Empire, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Lansing, Lexington, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Louisville, Madison, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Modesto, Oklahoma City, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Portland ME, Providence, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Spokane, Toledo, Tucson, Tulsa, Wilmington, NC 27, 11% , 28% , 16% , 25% , 37% , 25% , 32%, 15% , 21% , 45% , 12% , 10% , 28% , 23% , 42% , 28% , 36% , 20% , 30% , 26% , 35% , 13% , 55% , 24% , 29% ,, 29% ,,20%
25% , 16% , 47% , 33% , 19% , 10% , 15% , 32%
31%
11%
29%
18%
25%
21%
42%
49%
33%
18%
27%
24%
to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2015/01/09/uber-price-cut-in-48-cities-detailed-analysis/
July – 2015 Asheville
Little Rock
Piedmont
Pittsburgh, Cedar Rapid
Des Moines
Kalamazoo
Lansing, Atlanta, Richmond, Austin
Dallas
Milwaukee
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
15%, 16%, 20%, 21%, 24%, 26%, 34,% 20%, 11%, 11%, 7%, 24%, 18%, 14%, 14% to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2015/07/22/uber-cuts-fares-in-10-cities-during-july-2015/
August/September – 2015 Bakersfield
Boston
Charleston
Palm Springs
Ventura, Dayton
Worcester, Phoenix,
11%, 7%, 21%, 17%, 25%, 28%, 7%, 20% to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2015/10/05/uber-cuts-fares-in-7-cities-in-september-2015/ http://ridesharedashboard.com/2015/08/05/uber-cuts-fares-in-5-cities-in-august-2015/
Nov – 2015 Burlington, VT, Montreal, Central Atlantic Coast, Florida, Wilmington, Fort Myers, Honolulu, Pensacola, Fl
Sarasota, Boston (Time rate increase) , Charlotte , Annapolis , New Hampshire , St Lous , Green Bay , Connecticut , Miami
15%, 12%, 29%, 11%, 14%, 23%, 29%, 14%, 8%, 10%, 31%, 17%, 18%, 25%, 175, 11% 26% to give riders greater level ease and value for their money http://ridesharedashboard.com/2015/12/03/uber-cuts-fares-in-16-cities-in-oct-nov-2015/
January – 2016 Akron’‘Albuquerque’‘Amarillo’‘Asheville, NC’‘Augusta’‘Bakersfield’‘Baltimore’‘Boise’‘Charleston, SC’‘Chattanooga’‘Cincinnati’‘Cleveland’‘Columbia, SC’‘Denver’‘Des Moines’‘Detroit’‘El Paso’‘Fargo’‘Fayetteville, NC’‘Fort Wayne’‘Fresno’‘Gainesville’‘Greater Maryland’‘Greenville, SC’‘Hamilton‘Hampton Roads’‘Houston’‘Indianapolis’‘Inland Empire’‘Jacksonville’‘Kalamazoo’‘Kansas City’‘Killeen’ ‘Kitchener-Waterloo’‘Knoxville’‘Little Rock’‘London, Ont’‘Los Angeles’‘Maui’‘Memphis’‘Midland’‘Minneapolis – St. Paul’‘Modesto’‘New Jersey’‘Oklahoma City’‘Omaha’‘Orange County’‘Orlando’‘Ottawa’‘Palm Springs’
‘Piedmont Triad, NC’‘Pittsburgh’‘Portland, ME’‘Quad Cities’‘Quebec City’‘Raleigh-Durham’‘Richmond’‘Rockford’
‘Sacramento’‘San Diego’San Francisco‘San Luis Obispo’‘Santa Barbara’‘Santa Fe’‘Savannah-Hilton Head’‘Spokane’‘Springfield, IL’‘Stillwater’‘Tacoma’‘Tallahassee’‘Tampa Bay’‘Toledo’‘Tulsa’‘Ventura’‘Washington D.C.’‘Wichita’‘Wilmington, NC’
52%, 19%, 38%, 26%, 42%, 29%, 19%, 34%, 29%, 35%, 26%, 27%, 38%, 18%, 26%, 3%, 51%, 25%, 36%, 26%, 22%, 34%, 0%, 35%, 25%, 35%, 16%, 13%, 57%, 10%, 24%, 19%, 36%, 25%, 40%, 34%, 25%, 9%, 40%, 16%, 42%, 20%, 35%, 18%, 27%, 22%, 12%, 10%, 16%, 40%, 21%, 23%, 32%, 42%, 22%, 16%, 18%, 26%, 15%, 56%, 12%, 32%, 22%, 37%, 40%, 37%, 27%, 28%, 25%, 23%, 16%, 23%, 24%, 50%, 19%, 44%, 25% 27% To match the sitiation of the slow time of the year. The fare cut is to encourage more riders to us the service http://ridesharedashboard.com/2016/01/29/uber-cuts-fares-in-new-york-and-26-cities-in-jan-2016/ http://ridesharedashboard.com/2016/01/09/ubers-list-of-fares-cuts-in-80-cities-to-start-2016/

 

 

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How Uber Really Works (For Passengers)

 

This post will explain how exactly the Uber service works for passengers.

Firstly, you have to be aware that Uber is an app-based transport network company. Uber PassengersThis simply means the company has a mobile application through which its services are rendered. As the name – Transport Network Company implies, the company stands as a network creator between riders (Uber passengers) who wish to get a driver and drivers who wish to get Uber passengers. The company has a number of Uber drivers and Uber passengers who have signed up to use the Uber service; thus the company acts as a middleman between these two parties.

 

Sign Up

The first step required to register as an Uber passenger is the signup stage. Passengers have to sign up to use the app. Apparently, you also have to download the app to sign up. Getting the app is simple and free for download on the Android and iOS platforms. After downloading you register your details, including your card number with which payments/ride fares are made. Clearly, this is a great advantage of using Uber; you go cashless, though cash is now accepted in some cities. You are entitled to a free ride if you use our promo code for signup.

 

Using The App

It is quite easy to use the Uber app to request rides. The process of using the app eliminates waiting under harsh weather for minutes to hail a taxi. Rather, you simply set a pick up location, set your destination and choose your desired service whether UberX or others. Amazing right? After you have done this, you only have to wait a few minutes for your driver to find you. That’s how easy an Uber ride is.

 

Services Rendered For Uber Passengers

There are various types of Uber services. Uber PassengersThey have different features and are priced according to the quality of service you receive. UberX and XL gives you classy services but with regular Uber vehicles while services like UberBLACK and UberSUV gives you very classy high-end Uber vehicles at, of course, a higher price. 

Uber offers some other services specially designed to meet specific needs. UberPOOL helps you share the ride fare with your friends or other Uber riders (UberPOOL). So, if you’re riding with your friends and you want to make the bill lighter by splitting, Uber lets you do just that. Riders with disabilities are also provided extra care with the service called UberASSIST. Essentially, there’s an Uber for everyone. Uber is the type of service that tries to solves every transport problem you may have. Isn’t this commendable?

Let’s hear your thoughts about the Uber service in the comment box, we’d be glad to relate with your individual sides to the Uber story.

 

 

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UberMOTO And Ola’s Motorbike Service

UberMOTO

UberMOTO is an Uber motorbike service introduced to enable riders hail bikes. This service shows the willingness of Uber to try new types of services for the satisfaction of their users in different cities of the world. The service was announced in March 2016 . It seemed to mark the beginning of another thrilling experience for Uber users in some countries such as India and Thailand.

This service launched as a pilot program in Bangkok. In a press release, Uber said the UberMOTO is targeted at cities in emerging markets where traffic congestion is an issue of concern. Uber chose to launch this program in Bangkok because motorbikes were already a popular form of transportation and it will be easy for the service to be assimilated into the city’s traffic system.

 

Ola’s Motobike Service

Ola on one hand  is teaming up with other Uber rivals all over the world to make their competitive edge stronger. They make attempts to grow financial stance and valuation through partnership deals and funding. Ola launched it’s own motorbike service hours after Uber’s UberMOTO hit the market. According to reports provided on TechCrunch, Anand Subramanian,director of marketing communications at Ola did not reveal figures but he did mention that demand for the product is already high. He further explained Ola’s intention to keep pick-up time for passengers between three and five minutes. For safety purposes, passengers will be given a helmet by their bike rider.

 

Services Suspended

Despite the promise showed by these two different services, operations screeched to a halt when these companies faced problems with transport authorities. Transport authorities in Karnataka state, of which Bangalore is the capital, said neither companies had sought regulatory approval ahead of the launch. Accusations of illegal motorbike operations were leveled against Ola and Uber.

“They hadn’t obtained proper licenses or permits to offer such services. Once they do, they can (operate),” Bangalore-based state commissioner for transport and road safety, Ramegowda told AFP by telephone.

 

How Services were Requested on the Respective Apps

UberMOTOMotorbike

 

  • Download the Uber app for iOS or Android and create an Uber account – Existing users can update their app to see the new product.
  • Select uberMOTO in the app, enter the pickup location and payment method, and request a ride; receive driver details — name, photo and details of the motorbike.
  • uberMOTO drivers will have one helmet for the rider, and all riders and drivers must wear a helmet, as per the law.
  • At the end of the trip, pay by cash, credit/debit card or mobile wallet and receive an electronic receipt via the Uber app.

Ola

It is the same experience as booking a cab on the Ola app. This includes:

  • Driver details displayed upfront
  • SOS- for emergency situation
  • Live tracking
  • Seamless payment using Ola Money
  • The Bike taxi service will be available to book on the Ola app from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Ola also mandates helmets for passengers and the bikes are secured

 

Pricing

Uber is offering a base fare of 25 INR for the first 3 kilometers then, 3 INR per kilometer after. Ola on the other hand, offered 2 INR per kilometer and 1 INR per minute, with a minimum fare of 30 INR.

 

Aftermath

While Ola gave in quietly and put an end to its motorbike service, Uber expanded bike taxi operations to the city of Gurgaon. The company told the authorities that it was not charging commissions from riders for using UberMOTO, hence no need to obtain additional permits. However, UberMOTO in Bangalore remains suspended. Uber has also introduced UberMOTO in Hyderabad in 2017. The company stated during the launch that ” Riders receive driver and bike details just as they do for other Uber rides, as well as all standard safety features before, during and after the ride including requisite insurance coverage which covers the riders, GPS tracking, two-way feedback and the ability to share trip details with family and friends.”

 

The service is clearly one with great potential and we hope to see it spread into other cities with teeming population.

 

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UberBLACK Drivers and UberX Requests

 

Uber has a wide range of services created to suit the different lifestyles of its customers. These services include but are not limited to the UberBLACK and UberX. While the UberBLACK service is Uber’s high class service that provides riders with very sleek rides driven by professional chauffeurs, UberX is the low-cost Uber service where riders are picked up in nice vehicles but not as nice as the black cars.

Another significant difference between these two services is the fares charged for using either of them. UberX drivers make a handsome sum of money at the end of the day since the service is Uber’s most widely used service and gets a bulk of Uber rides. However, UberBLACK drivers do not get as much ride requests like the UberX but the fares charged are high enough that they earn as much as UberX drivers and sometimes more.  uberBLACK

It is reasonable that UberX drivers (the low cost Uber) receive more ride requests than UberBLACK drivers. Hence, UberX drivers generally have busier days than most UberBLACK drivers. For this reason, Uber gives UberBLACK drivers a chance to accept UberX rides. An initial reaction would be to reject the idea but we can’t ignore the merits of this initiative.

The question now is – When should you accept an UberX ride as an UberBLACK driver?

Here are a few logical answers below:

 

  1.   On Slow Days

Sometimes, you have days when things are not exactly smooth – every job has that kind of day. It is advisable that UberBLACK drivers who get a beep for X rides on such days accept the ride. It is a good way to ensure that you still keep your income healthy for the day.

 

  1.   After All Said and Done

Even after having a rewarding day, it never hurts to earn more provided you still have time to kill. If you receive UberX pings, why not accept it? You can add that as a tip for you – something to help end the day on a high note.

 

  1.   A Ride Back From the Airport

Now this may be rare but imagine you drop off a passenger at an airport (which is usually a long trip from the city) and you get an UberX ride alert. Not all drivers who take a ride to the airport are lucky enough to get another ride request when heading back. So if you get any at all, UberX or not, you should really consider accepting it. 

Generally, the question about whether UberBLACK drivers should accept UberX rides or not is really just about timing. Depending on the situation you are in, UberX request might be a plus or minus. I would definitely advise that UberBLACK drivers do not consider taking X rides during the peak periods for receiving UberBLACK requests. Accepting an UberX request is only necessary when you are sure that there is really nothing to lose. It could be a big loss if you spend time chasing less profitable rides during UberBLACK peak periods. Take advantage of this initiative by Uber and maximize the potentials attached to signing up for other Uber services.

 

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All About the Uber Trip Tracker

 

The Uber trip tracker is a feature added to the Uber’s Family Profile that allows you keep track of a loved one’s trip- provided they are signed up under the Family Profile. With this feature, you can be at peace and not have to  constantly call to inquire how their ride is going.All About the Uber Trip Tracker

 

More About the Feature

Uber Trip Tracker is an improvement on the recently launched Family Profile feature. Uber Family Profile enables users cover the cost of rides undertaken by loved ones who are signed up under the Family Profile. Uber made this feature open to non-immediate family members and friends but at the organizer’s (Uber account owner) discretion. This means you have the option to decide who you call a loved one and sign them up under the Family Profile. Also, all trips made under this Profile are billed to the main payment card.

This new feature was added to the Family Profile to give riders and their loved ones peace of mind while using Uber. To shed more light on this feature, Uber released a press release saying: “At Uber, we are constantly looking for new ways to use technology to improve safety for riders and drivers. Trip Tracker uses sophisticated technology to bring you peace of mind while your nearest and dearest ride on Uber. So, the next time one of your family members is headed out – you’ll know when they are on their way, which route they are taking and when they have arrived.”

 

How to Access Uber Trip Tracker

  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Uber app.
  • Set up your Family Profile.
  • Get a notification when one of your members takes a ride with Uber under the Family Profile. If you follow the notification, you can track the progress of the trip on the map live.
  • The cost of the ride is automatically billed to the organizer and you (organizer) receive a copy of the receipt.

 

Conclusion

We wonder what else Uber would add to the Family Profile – probably a panic button that can be triggered by the family profile organizer if they notice something wrong with a ride – like a driver driving way off course. That’s just one the possibilities we imagine could be added to the Family Profile.

Do you have your ideas too? Let us know in the comment section.

 

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