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Pamela Anderson is pleading with you all -- if you're gonna ride Uber/Lyft, keep an eye out and don't do it alone
Pamela doubled down on her apprehension for ride-hail apps like Uber and Lyft ... claiming they're a haven for predators. She went on "TMZ Live" Tuesday to promote the buddy system.
The model-turned-actress spoke to DailyMail.com http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...derson-describes-uncomfortable-Uber-ride.html
..exclusively on Tuesday to...
DUI and passengers for hire, Assembly Bill 2687: Uber and Lyft drivers take note: beginning July 1, 2018, it’s illegal to drive with a blood-alcohol level of .04 or more when a passenger-for-hire is in the vehicle.
This means Uber and Lyft drivers, and those with similar services, will be held to a higher standard than regular drivers when they’re transporting passengers. The DUI blood-alcohol standard for regular motorists is .08. The California Department of Motor Vehicles says it will suspend a person’s license if a DUI conviction goes on their record and commercial driver license holders will be disqualified.
''Toyota is working with Uber and other partners to develop a new self-driving shuttle service.
By Johana Bhuiyan@JMBooyah Jan 8, 2018, 5:27pm EST
Toyota e-Palette concept shuttle
Toyota is developing an all-electric, driverless shuttle that will be used specifically for commercial services in partnership with major players like Amazon, Didi, PizzaHut — and Uber.
Working with one of the world’s largest car manufacturers on a commercial autonomous service is a significant opportunity for each of these companies, but it could also represent a new kind of self-driving relationship for the ride-hail...
Mary Boettcher's latest arrest includes a ("service-dog-aided") attack on a cop.
According to her criminal history, Mary Boettcher has had issues related to alcohol and misbehavior.
WCCO reports, after an Uber driver called 911 to report that a "very intoxicated" passenger had "freaked out," kicking out his windshield (!) and damaging his cellphone.
Boettcher's alleged mini-crime spree wasn't over. When a Mankato Police Department officer came to her home to confront her, she refused to talk, and tried shutting the door on him. The officer wedged his leg into the doorway, propping it open.
That's when Boettcher commanded a dog weighing "between 25 and 30 pounds" to "kill" the cop, according to the complaint. The pet complied, attacking the cop's legs as he reached for Boettcher and tried to pull her through the door.
Uber's cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick is planning to sell $1.4 billion of stock in the company, or 29 percent of his stake, a source familiar with the arrangement told CNBC.
Kalanick, who resigned as CEO last summer following controversy, would sell his shares as part of a tender offer between SoftBank and Uber that will value the company at $48 billion. As originally reported by Bloomberg and confirmed by CNBC's source, Kalanick had wanted to sell as much as half of his stake in the company, but had to limit that amount due to agreements between the company and its buyers.
CNBC's source said that the sale was oversubscribed, so each party was only allowed to sell 58 percent of what they'd wanted.
“Hitch, the most popular Rideshare app, has created safe rides for millions. At least, that's what they want you to think. It was only a matter of time before the story went public. The story of that one night. That one, horrific night.”
I've been thinking more and more about writing a comedy script about driving for a ride share..There is SO much hilariously good stuff on here to pull from..You can even say it was based on true events..If Uber had jumped on this and taken advantage of the product placement...It could've really given them a "boost".. sorry....but now the first movie will be a horror film...Will this be hurtful to ride share??? A comedy could've helped educate the public about the do's(tipping) and the dont's(treat us like crap)..but in a poignant and funny way..
The plot could follow 5 different diverse fictional characters as drivers...a rapper, a normal white nerdy dad, a hot chick that knows...
A Portland woman said she was banned from working as a Lyft driver because she defended herself from a threatening passenger. Now, she's hoping her story will persuade the ride share company to evaluate their non-lethal weapons policy.
The part-time Uber and Lyft driver, who asked to remain anonymous, says it was her last ride of the night. She was driving past Jantzen Beach when one of her two passengers in the backseat vomited in her car. That part, she says, is not A-typical.
"I've had, you know, some weird experiences but it's never been... I never felt like I was in danger," she said.
According to the woman, the other passenger started complaining about paying a damage fee for his friend and things quickly escalated.
"After several minutes of me adamantly saying, 'You need to exit my vehicle. Get out of my car! Get out of my car!' He refused and he kept trying to intimidate me. He was hovering above me in the passenger seat. I finally said if you don't get out of my...
the pax can and will take it out on the next driver. Which probably has been you at some point and if not, just wait. It will unfairly affect your rating cos this pax will have already had a poor experience beforehand and you’re inevitably just their punching bag. Is the verbal abuse and childish attitude worth the paycheck every Wednesday?
You might be able to sway their attitude only so far, and even maybe convince them that you’re a pleasant fellow; but revert back to the paycheck question.
We’ll all cancel here and there and hopefully not just for sh*ts and giggles. Just be considerate of the next driver who accepts and completes the ride.
Happy new year! Be safe on those roads!
Better pay - minimum of $1.10/mile $0.50/minute for the lowest markets.
Minimum fare $5.
Uber takes no more than 35% of the fare.
Support based in the US instead of some third world country through the app.
Uber encourages in app tipping and makes it obvious that it's now allowed.
Get rid of the ratings game altogether along with the current rating of every driver.
Service dog warning. Drivers will still follow their state's ADA laws but at least give the passenger a chance to warn us in advance.
I am compiling a list....please add as you see fit (from movies, tv, songs, sports, music, etc...)
1) Life is like an UBER request….you never know what your gonna get
2) You want an UBER Pool…you can handle an UBER Pool.
3) Stella!!!!!. I coulda been somebody, I coulda been an UBER Driver
4) We have the technology to make the World’s first Autonomous UBER…better that it was before…better, faster, stronger.
5) Somewhere..over the UBER...
6) It's a beautiful day in the UBERhood....won't you be my UBER?
7) Sunny Day...Sweepin' the clouds away. On my way to where the Surge is sweet. Can you tell me how to get.....How to get to UBERing Street,
8) UBER me up Scotty.
9) I came, I saw, I UBERed.
10)It's a beautiful day in this UBERhood... A beautiful day for an UBER.
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?...Won't you be my UBER?
The ride-hailing company is bleeding drivers and has spent the last six months trying to make things better. Drivers say they still want more.
If you strolled through Uber's headquarters in downtown San Francisco earlier this year, you'd have seen the company's notoriously aggressive 14 "cultural values" illuminated across conference room video screens. They urged employees to "always be hustling," practice "principled confrontation" and get in other's faces by "toe-stepping" -- among other things.
But you won't see those "values" projected onto walls anymore. They've been replaced with photos of Uber drivers from around the world, with a quote from each about why they drive for the ride-hailing company.
It's a symbolic move -- meant to set the tone for a new Uber. After a year of scandals and a major executive shakeup, including the unceremonious removal of co-founder and CEO Travis...
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --
A Houston man with an extreme case of a genetic disorder wants an apology from Uber.
Reggie Bibbs, 52, suffers from neurofibromatosis which causes tumors to form on his skin. The condition is noticeable.
Bibbs said last Monday he requested an Uber to take him to the Texas Medical Center for an appointment because he needed blood work done.
Bibbs said the Uber driver came to his street. Bibbs said he was standing outside and made eye contact with the driver. Bibbs told ABC13 the driver noticed his appearance, drove off, and then cancelled the ride.
"I saw him pass by. He looked right at me. He was going real slow. He just passed the house. I could see the brake lights on. He went a couple of houses down. He turned around and came back by the house again. He went real slow," said Bibbs. "I'm looking at him. He's looking at me. He just keeps going down to the end of the street. When he got to the end of the...
Thank you to all you brainless, inconsiderate, disease-infested pax who sneeze and cough into the air in my car! Yo mama didn't raise you right!!
I guess I didn't crack open the windows fast enough the other night when these 2 separate pax had sneezing and coughing fits without covering their mouths, or doing it into their elbow, scarf, coat, etc.
Now I'm home in bed, battling an upper respiratory infection that's kicking my @$$, and ranting on this forum.
Don't hesitate to spray Lysol into the air and open the windows on these nasty pax. I don't care how cold it is outside. Drive safe and stay warm out there guys!
The P&L data illustrates why Uber cannot go public
Under Travis Kalanick, Uber had no interest in an IPO because he fully understood that the full financial disclosures required—including historical cash flows, balance sheets and much greater operational P&L detail—would expose Uber’s abysmal economics, and destroy its PR narrative where powerful efficiencies would inevitably lead to success. Dara Khosrowshahi, under pressure from certain Board factions when he was first hired to replace Kalanick, promised an IPO by the end of 2019. This could be a disaster unless Uber somehow finds convincing evidence of profitable economics that it can put in the prospectus.
If Uber had accounting data that could demonstrate billions in efficiencies and a clear path to profits, they have ample incentive to share that data with reporters. Since they have not done that, it is reasonable to assume that evidence does not exist, and the additional data that would emerge during an IPO would actually...
The competition is coming, but Uber can't lower fares any more than it already has (can it???). So maybe they'e planning on giving PAX BADGES, like they give drivers, to make them feel "special".
What would PAX BADGES be for?
I'll get it going:
"Didn't puke too much."
Uber creates advisory forum to get drivers' lowdown
The ride-hailing company works to make things better with drivers by asking for their opinions and advice.
by Dara Kerr
December 12, 2017 1:38 PM PST
Uber launches a "Driver Advisory Forum" to get input and feedback from drivers.
Uber has experienced a fair amount of friction with its drivers over the past few years, but the ride-hailing company has been working to mend those relationships.
It instituted "180 days of change" in June, in which it rolled out 38 new features to help drivers, and now it's continuing that effort with a more...
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