i'm guessing either raising stool rates ala lyft or something stupid like giving you an extra buck or two if you pick up matched riders. i suspect, given the way stool incentivizes people, that they have a problem with matched riders not being picked up.
personally that's what I do if, on the extremely rare occasion, i accept stool (usually b/c of a DF). i don't pick up the added people. same with line (unless it's surged).
you just continue driving to the original destination. the added passengers will eventually cancel.How do you not pick up matched riders? Uber automatically adds riders while I'm driving. Also, I'm guessing it is more economical to not pick up additional riders if you are not doing the pickups. I don't do Pool much, so I've never looked into the fare structure, but when I accept pool on my way to work, I don't mind adding the additional riders.
My initial guess was wrong.
"with Uber shouldering much of the cost" LMAO. So they give you seventy cents of the six dollars they just charged that second rider, and they are shouldering the cost? Are we really that bad at math, collectively?
Mostly Uber schills with about 20% cynics sprinkled throughout.Surgeless, did you go? what was the atmosphere like?
I'm rather stunned that after Lyft matched rates, which is the minimal choice, Pool rates should be higher, that Uber only coughed up 80 cents per rider.
That seems to say either Uber is cash strapped, or that they have so many drivers taking Pool they mostly don't care.
I can't imagine 80 cents is going to change anyone's mind.