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surge algorithm

  1. H

    Uber new rip off surging.

    Hey guys Uber intoduced a new model of surge. It is rip off. I guess Uber wants us to quit working for them and switch to Lyft. You won't make money on long trips, You can't turnoff app,if you do you won't be eligible for surge. You are forced to pick rides. We should say no to uber's new surge...
  2. Underboss201

    Uber algorithm!!!!

    This is literally the 10th time you've done this to me Uber. I'll be standing right in the middle of a surge Cloud sometimes up to a 2.3 and I get a ping for completely outside of the surge cloud!!! WTF!!! If it happened once that would be one thing. But this literally is got to be the 10th time...
  3. OUTLAWX

    Fort Myers surge algorithm Scam?

    I don't know if this happens to anyone else but the surge doesn't pay out like it indicates. I have had several situations where the application sent me to an area where surge pricing was happening and after completing the trip only paid the regular fees. Also, I have been parked right smack...
  4. RaleighUber

    Deceptive Heat Maps

    Due to being stir crazy, I tried yesterday afternoon to grab some of the endless 2.8-2.9 surge in West Raleigh. Got to the middle of the 2.9 area, turned on app, and over 10 mins got 6 pings, declined them all. They were all over 14 mins away with ZERO surge pricing. Tried again this morning...
  5. Arriel

    Why are there so many drivers out?

    seems to me like there are a ton more drivers out this morning then they're usually are. It's only 3:30-4:30 in the morning. Usually by now there's already been a few pulses of surge pricing downtown, this morning... nothing if these are new drivers they need to realize that they have to shut...
  6. RUSSREED2.0

    I SEE SURGE! DO YOU? BUT TRAFFIC

    Ok, I studied the map today and it's surging. That was comforting until you see the traffic. I know Thursdays are the worst days to drive. However, today looks exceptionally bad. For example, I dont know how much more red it can get. It's burgundy. What'syour take? Be civil. Do you enduse...
  7. RUSSREED2.0

    FOR THOSE THAT LAUGHED

    Well, here's what happens, when you know to drive your city.and what's going on. This coming from a lil' Ole Uber Driver who people says knows nothing. ( shrugs) I guess I maybe dumb...
  8. U

    Surge proof - dishonest Uber

    Last week i was in Rose bay around 7:30am. I sat online for over 15 mins while the surge was sometimes up to 3x but had zero requests. My app then sprang into life, the app was red yet and i accepted the request. I picked up the rider took them to the airport and checked my earnings. NO SURGE...
  9. U

    Surge proof - dishonest Uber

    Last week i was in Rose bay around 7:30am. I sat online for over 15 mins while the surge was sometimes up to 3x but had zero requests. My app then sprang into life, the app was red yet and i accepted the request. I picked up the rider took them to the airport and checked my earnings. NO SURGE...
  10. Manotas

    You're more likely to order a pricey Uber ride if your phone is about to die

    http://www.businessinsider.com/people-with-low-phone-batteries-more-likely-to-accept-uber-surge-pricing-2016-5 Uber can tell when your phone is running out of juice — and it has figured out that a low battery is a strong indicator as to whether you're likely to accept surge pricing. In an...
  11. FAC

    How to convert Lyft prime to uber surge

    Does anyone know the calculation that converts Lyfts prime time % to the equivalent surge multiplier? For example if Lyfts prime time is at 25% what is the equivalent surge rate?
  12. Uberisthenewpoor

    Changes to surge

    Did everyone notice about two weeks ago the surge areas were less concentrated / more spread out, with pricing not going as high because of the surge being spread over a larger area? Additionally, the surge was lasting longer. Then about a week ago I noticed a dramatic decrease in how long the...
  13. I hate corporate greed

    I just don't understand...

    ...Why is it that Uber has to keep cutting our wages and surging less and less?? Why Uber? Stand up and tell us please. What is the reasoning behind it? You don't have enough money? You want low life's driving for you instead of professional and or mature adults who have quality work ethic...
  14. Lost In Translation

    Drivers: Say Goodbye to Surge Zones on the app? Maybe!

    I saw no surge here in San Francisco starting at 5 pm and continuing for 4 hours. I went home because I refuse to drive for the money losing base rate. It's now 10:15 and no sign of any surge anywhere. I think we might be seeing the end of surge zones displayed on the partner app.. This is...
  15. Ziggy

    Surge Notifier

    Uber app now allows drivers to get surge notifications.
  16. J

    Along the same topic of bogus surge and manipulater surge..............

    I find it TOTAL BS and game playing that they often seem to use assorted shades of NON SURGE like yellowish and orangish to make you think a surge is coming or pending. (These colors do not say 1.2 or whatever to indicate ACTUAL surge)
  17. jscottcarson

    Ping from non surge when I'm in surge

    Yesterday afternoon I was in Georgetown and it was surging 1.7. Just northwest of the university not far from me it was surging 1.5. I got a ping from non-surging Arlington (although it was yellow). Traffic across the bridge was really backed up. I texted the pax and told them I was 20 minutes...
  18. 2hot2handle

    Is There Fake Surges Lately Or What?

    Hi guys, I have been studying both of my apps and I have noticed for about a week now that there are surges where there should not be. For example just today I saw a surge by the airport of 1.8x then I looked at the riders app and there were 5 uber x's just waiting and 2 black cars and 2 uber...
  19. Showa50

    Guess Uberman (Randy) had nothing better to do...

    ... He started trolling my YT channel. He even said he wasn't going to mention my channel in one of his videos. Then proceeded to post a link to the video just to hype himself. What a @@@@@@.
  20. JaxBeachDriver

    Driver surge, no pax surge

    Almost every time I log in, it shows surge for a brief time on the partner app. Never shows on pax app. Dissipates after a few seconds/minutes anyway.
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