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  1. beebob

    Waymo Set to Bring a Motor City Plant Back to Life to Manufacture Driverless Cars

    The birthplace of America’s auto industry and driving culture will soon have one of the world’s first plants making driverless cars. Alphabet’s Waymo has picked an idled American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings facility in Detroit as the site where it will equip vehicles made by Fiat Chrysler...
  2. R

    Best Car Maintenance Strategy

    What have you found to be the best way to maintain your car? Are you doing most of the service yourself? Or are you going to some of the local mechanics?And what are the big maintenance areas? I'm thinking about starting a business that specializes in Uber/Lyft maintenance and cleaning - but...
  3. Just for fun Detroit

    Select Unicorn. Didn’t think they existed anymore!

    120 mile UberSelect unicorn. The guy ran his 38ft Sea Ray aground in Lake Erie. Ripped off both props. Select unicorns do still exist!
  4. N

    The new 3.5x delivery boost zones for Detroit....

    I can't believe all the salty posts I see on here and NONE of you guys/gals posted this.... Anyways so I've been seeing this high boost zones for delivery on Uber since yesterday morning, didn't see the zone. Had to zoom way out and it's located in the middle.of a lake... Next to Canada...
  5. Mista T

    2 arrested in multiple kidnappings and carjackings of U/L drivers

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.clickondetroit.com/news/defenders/2-men-accused-of-kidnapping-several-uber-lyft-drivers-at-gunpoint-in-detroit-demanding-ransoms&ved=0ahUKEwiItpqcp43bAhVJHGMKHWlWDyMQqUMIQzAJ&usg=AOvVaw2e4NCH4AiAD-jPQJWPqSNv These guys order a...
  6. H

    What’s with DTW surge !??

    it shows the surrounding surging like crazy . I’m here / doing SELECT and it’s moving better than usual . But with all the surge around the prices are the same . So it doesn’t surge from the inside the airport or what ? I accepted a fare two days ago it was showing 2.3 surge and it came out...
  7. M

    Uber Select Detroit Area

    I've been driving Lyft for a couple weeks and learned that if I drive a nicer vehicle I can get a rate increase. As of right now I get a bit as soon as I turn the app on but I keep getting rocked with small fare rides. Anyone using Select in metro detroit? How long in between fares? Is it...
  8. N

    The Uber/Lyft (DTW) kik

    Someone gave me this code last summer at DTW. It was a group for the uber drivers at dtw to coordinate surge fares. Forgot about it. There has been mention of it. Yes it was and is real. Rules: I was told rules when given the code. 1. Stay offline until surge is 1.4x. Then let everyone know...
  9. H

    Tigers games this week

    It appears that there is a Tigers game each day this week at Comerica Park. Do these games on weekdays have a lot of demand for rides?
  10. N

    Surge at DTW

    Hey guys/gals, Be mindful of your fares at DTW when there is a supposed surge. Twice last night there was a 1.8-2x surge at the airport and I was one of two cars in the que. Yet, when I got the ping, there was no multiplier and thereby no surge included in my fare. I contacted Uber and they...
  11. N

    Dtw with 100 in queue.

    3 days ago I made $400 at the airport. No other drivers we're there. Not even black cars or suv. I was and have been select only. It was great and I expect this will not happen again for a long time. Now... There are 100 uberx drivers in queue on a Thursday... Hahahhahahaha.. Ahh...
  12. P

    I need an uber driver from Detroit to Windsor International Airport

    I need to order a car for my husband on March 22nd at 6:30 PM from Dearborn, MI to take him to the airport in Windsor. On the app it lets me order the car, but I want to do it with someone I already have planned to have their passport with them. My husband would pay the 10 dollar toll fee for...
  13. N

    If we made a way to communicate at DTC

    If we could communicate with each other. Like a long-term group chat at the airport. HOW MANY of you here would try to work together? How many of the actual drivers at Airport look at this??? If you drive there please cast a vote on the poll. If 100 people hit this poll than that means there is...
  14. N

    I quit and reported uber to the ftc

    I am done with uber specifically. Ubers upfront pricing is a bigger fraud then I originally though it was, the upfront pricing is a huge scam that effects the drivers more than we as drivers may be aware of. My last week I asked riders what they paid. Uber took 58% and that is NOT INCLUDING...
  15. N

    has minimum fare went down?

    I don't want to drive for uber. After that question and answer thing on Facebook. I see they raised their safety fee. Did minimum fares drop? They were $2.88. Was just wondering...
  16. N

    Detroit Uberx Passangers Must Be The Absolute Worst Passangers In The Country

    I literally vacuum my car 3 times a day. Have a portable. I have great black leather interior that I wipe down after almost every rider, car is 2 years old. My rating is steady 4.9. Driving for a year. Car smells new rides new. I drive select usually. Select has been extremely slow for me for...
  17. N

    Everyone at DTW Picking Up

    Everyone at dtw i hope you see this because this is important! 1. GO OFFLINE, park where you park and wait. go offline until the queue goes to 1 car and surges. it does this every single time within 2 minutes of 1 car in queue. 2. this way you will not receive requests from outside of the...
  18. N

    Airport geo fence is broken

    Hey everyone hitting dtw for uberx. Little insight we just discovered. Anywhere withong the airport area is apparently broken. If you want a ride sit North of i94. Something with the queue is not working. Drivers are saying they've sat in North lot for 2 hours. The second we drove North of 94...
  19. Uber48208

    Uber Driver Carjacked, Kidnapped in Detroit

    Unfortunate reminder that little "Good" happens at 3:54 in the morning... Glad to see the driver defended himself enough to escape alive... http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/uber-driver-kidnapped-carjacked-overnight-in-detroit ___ DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit police are investigating after...
  20. S

    Uber Data And Leaked Docs Provide A Look At How Much Uber Drivers Make

    Internal Uber calculations, provided to BuzzFeed News by Uber, based on data spanning more than a million rides and covering thousands of drivers in three major U.S. markets — Denver, Detroit, and Houston — suggest that drivers in each of the three markets overall earned less than an average...
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