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This week in carpooling: drivers, evaluations and robotaxis

Uber is up, ratings are down, and Elon is looking forward. LegalRideshare breaks it down.

HERide ensures safety, an Uber driver not go to the dogs and put your Tesla to work. This week in carpooling has everything to please!

MONDAY 01/08/22

When Licon orders an Uber, she usually gets a ride. But on one ride in May, she was denied service by a driver who argued she could only order a ride through ‘Uber Pet’.

“Which is incorrect, Uber Pet is set up for passengers to bring their pets. However, my service dog is an assistance dog, so I am allowed to bring it anywhere the public has access,” Licon said.

Another driver saw her with her guide dog and drove off.

Another incident involved an Uber driver accusing Melisa and her dog of making a mess in the car.

“It turns out the driver had charged a huge cleaning fee for his car,” Licon said.

It cost him about $150, a fee recently reimbursed by Uber.

TUESDAY 02/05/22

That is why after hearing stories of aggression and harassment female riders and carpool drivers, former basketball player and Lyft driver Jillian Anderson co-founded HERide, a women-centric ride app operating in Atlanta, Georgia.

HERide, which began beta testing in March this year, only employs female drivers. In turn, any passenger can use the app, but drivers have the right to deny rides to anyone giving them dangerous vibrations — an advantage they don’t get on the main apps, according to Anderson.

HERide faced hurdles getting off the ground during the pandemic, Anderson said, but today there are 73 independent drivers on the app. With three staff members on the payroll, HERide has delivered 500 total rides in the Atlanta area so far. Anderson said HERide charges passengers similar fares to Lyft and Uber in Atlanta. However, HERide takes 20% of the profits from each ride, while Lyft and Uber have been known to take bigger chunks in major cities – including 48% in San Francisco.


Nearly 5 million people are now picking up passengers or making food deliveries for the company, up 31% from last year, boss Dara Khosrowshahi said.

Uber said there were 1.87 billion trips on the platform in the April-June period – an average of around 21 million per day – up 24% from the year last, and 12% more than in 2019 before the pandemic hit.

Rising demand helped push gross bookings up 33% to $29.1bn (£24bn).

THURSDAY 04/05/22

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What these platforms have created, in effect, is a system where the traditional role of manager has been entirely outsourced to customers and their star ratings. As Rahman and his colleague, Lindsey Cameron of Wharton, write in a new paper, “The rise of this algorithmic client control to monitor and assess individuals has effectively given many workers a new digital ‘boss.’

The researchers divided the worker-client interaction into three stages – before, during, and after the task – and found that each stage generated distinct forms of worker actions intended to reclaim some of their control over the process. Evaluation.

With each subsequent stage, workers’ ability to resist unfair evaluations diminished, the researchers found. And efforts to stay alert during an extended service encounter and try to maintain high grades have contributed to feelings of fatigue among workers.

FRIDAY 05/08/22

When Tesla’s full self-driving is fully operational, Musk said Tesla owners will have the choice of using it themselves or adding their cars to the robotaxi fleet to earn cash when they don’t. don’t need it.

“I think it would end up being kind of a combination like Airbnb and Uber.”

“Look how many cars are parked. There are parking lots full of cars everywhere. Because cars need a driver, so most of the time they don’t do anything,” Musk said.

Musk estimated that a typical vehicle added to the system would see usage increase from 12 hours per week to 60 hours per week and become a revenue generator.

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