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No pings if not moving?

Transeau

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I do not understand how the pings work. It seems that anytime I find a shady spot to park and rest while waiting for a ping, I get nothing at all. Just as soon as I get about 50' from that spot, I get a ping.
Do Uber and Lyft require you to be burning fuel in order to get a trip?
 

SuzeCB

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I think it has to do with how well the GPS can read Where You Are. Did you ever notice when you're stopped at a light your little ant on the Uber app spins around? Or when you're all set to start a trip using your GPS oh, it can sometimes take a few feet of your movements before it realizes what direction you're actually traveling in? Probably has to do with that.
 

tohunt4me

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I do not understand how the pings work. It seems that anytime I find a shady spot to park and rest while waiting for a ping, I get nothing at all. Just as soon as I get about 50' from that spot, I get a ping.
Do Uber and Lyft require you to be burning fuel in order to get a trip?
 

LAbDog65

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Unless I am out in the boonies, I find a spot to wait. I have gotten many pings while not moving
 

Side Hustle

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I do not understand how the pings work. It seems that anytime I find a shady spot to park and rest while waiting for a ping, I get nothing at all. Just as soon as I get about 50' from that spot, I get a ping.
Do Uber and Lyft require you to be burning fuel in order to get a trip?
More often than not I get no pings just sitting. But sometimes a get a ping just sitting. Who knows...except Uber
 

Coachman

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I've never noticed a difference between moving and not moving but not moving definitely makes the time seem slower.
 

kc ub'ing!

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I have Uber pals who will light up a smoke to ensure an immediate ping. Cuz every time they want to relax with a smoke a ping interrupts.

Through evolution our brains recognize patterns and assign meaning. Your feeling of moving to get pings is just as likely as my pals who light up.
 

Notch Johnson

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Lots of factors go into who gets the ping but a major one is who can get there first. Uber seems to add two minutes to your arrival time if you are not moving. So if two ants are about the same distance the one moving will get the ping.
 

Transeau

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I'm now 90% sure that I MUST be moving to get a ping.
This morning I was sitting at the train station in my normal spot, about 15 minutes before the next train. As the sun began hitting me in the face, I moved to a new spot about 20 feet away, and instantly got a ping... from a pax 5' from my car. I rolled down the window and asked if it was her... She said yes, and that she was waiting for almost 5 minutes and hadn't gotten a driver yet, she pointed out that as soon as I rolled forward, her phone chimed that I had arrived.

I'm happy I was there, it was a 45 mile drive and a nice tip.
 

henrygates

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So...we should get out of the car and just walk back and forth? Because burning fuel driving around waiting for a ping isn't going to work.
 

Oscar Levant

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I do not understand how the pings work. It seems that anytime I find a shady spot to park and rest while waiting for a ping, I get nothing at all. Just as soon as I get about 50' from that spot, I get a ping.
Do Uber and Lyft require you to be burning fuel in order to get a trip?

I sit a lot, driving around just puts dead miles on your car. No, I haven't noticed any difference, you must be imagining things.
 

Y0d4

Active Member
I have Uber pals who will light up a smoke to ensure an immediate ping. Cuz every time they want to relax with a smoke a ping interrupts.

Through evolution our brains recognize patterns and assign meaning. Your feeling of moving to get pings is just as likely as my pals who light up.
This always happens to me can be waiting ages sure enough soon as I light a cig there’s a ping
 

Sippi

Member
I have Uber pals who will light up a smoke to ensure an immediate ping. Cuz every time they want to relax with a smoke a ping interrupts.

Through evolution our brains recognize patterns and assign meaning. Your feeling of moving to get pings is just as likely as my pals who light up.
I almost believe this could scientifically proven. If I want a ride, all I have to do is stop somewhere to light up. But also I think it makes no difference whether you're moving or sitting still. I've got pings in both situations. One I pulled into a commuter lot to break for a second and 15 minutes into it I get a ping from nearby.
 

Rakos

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I have gotten pings as I drive....

By another Uber sitting....

I think the AI takes that into account...8>)

Butt...it doesn't know if you light up...

Butt...let my wife call me and YUP...PING..

Rakos
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