Will Uber let drivers set their own fares? Reacting to California passing AB5, which requires rideshare drivers to become employees, Uber’s scrambling. They’ve rolled out a limited test to see what happens if they allow drivers to set their own fares. Why would Uber do this? If drivers set their own fares, they look more …
End for Rideshare Drivers?
Beginning of the end for rideshare drivers? Fleets of full self driving (FSD) vehicles aren’t just ‘concept cars’, they’re here. Matthew De Silva describes his recent, somewhat autonomous Lyft ride in Las Vegas at CES 2020. It’s not a robo-taxi… yet. This was a ‘somewhat autonomous’ rideshare experience. There were two Lyft ‘drivers’ in the …
Only the strong (read fittest for environment) will survive. Rideshare Evolutions is no different.
Rideshare EV Charging Using Clean Energy
Driving an electric vehicle (EV) in Colorado is not only using renewables, it is being supported and encouraged for Rideshare drivers by the local utility company Xcel.
Robo-taxis: what they mean to the Rideshare Industry
Let me let you in on a secret. Cars that can drive themselves, autonomous vehicles (AVs), have existed for about 10 years or so. An autonomous vehicle used commercially becomes a robotaxi. It’s an automated Uber, if you will. AV robotaxis are on the road right now, in multiple cities. This is a fact, but …
It’s All about Money
Rideshare driver earnings, contractor/employee tax status, the societal impact of Transportation as a Service (TaaS)… the ‘conversations’ are far from over.
Rideshare Drivers Cheer DiDi Competition
Read the article here to see what’s going on for Brisbane rideshare drivers and ‘Why your Uber driver may be cancelling your ride this week.’ [August 1, 2019] Rideshare drivers are at the mercy of their platform providers: they set the fare rates they charge customers and the fees they charge drivers. If you want …
The Uber Subscription Model
Uber’s Ride Pass is coming, and you should know what that means to your Rideshare Business! For a monthly fee of $24.99 (most places), a subscriber gets a discount on all the Uber X and Pool rides they want without EVER paying surge prices. They get FREE Uber Eats delivery and they also get 30 …
The Gig Economy – You are doing it wrong
Your first reaction is, f-off, of course I am doing it right. I have met many a Gig worker who ‘knows’ that they are doing it right, and they are not. You need to give me some time to explain. First, most people ‘think’ they know what the Gig Economy is, why it is, and …
Driving Rideshare Using an Electric Car
Ever thought about using an Electric Car to do rideshare? I have done it and can tell you first hand what is involved.