EwwwI think the AI system factors in many things to give you the delivery, think of it as a pie chart, but this pie chart changes, it's not static. So it could be 25% your promotion 25% your proximity, 25% exceeding daily earnings limit, 13 % your acceptance rate, 12% have you been off the system for a while
No they're just being thoughtful of drivers who've waited all day for a ping that finally got a chance for a meal break. They wouldn't want you to get up in the middle of your meal and interrupt the driver. They know food takes at least 10 minutes to digest.I figured if your too close to the restaurants tablet, the system thinks there is some kind of fraud occurring
Seems like 2 miles is the key. That's what the hackers are setting the fake GPS to, at least in London.I pick a parking lot NEAR a group of restaurants.
This is most likely the how they adjusted the algorithim to get the most (by paying the least) out of the new pay system. The more they can shift cost to thr drivers is how they will always trend when "innovating"What John says makes sense. Since Uber pays you for wait time at the restaurant, then they don't want you to be right at the restaurant when they ping you. It increases the likelihood that you will have to wait (and get paid for that time) if you are right there. If you are 5 minutes away, then they don't have to pay you for the time that you spend driving to the restaurant. So you might ask, why don't they just wait 5 minutes and then ping me? Well, what if you decline the request? Now they have waited 5 minutes, and they don't have a driver. Now they're searching for drivers that are likely going to be late because they are further away. What I would imagine they do is start out pinging drivers that are about 5 minutes away. If no drivers accept, then they gradually shorten the radius as time goes on. Once the order is ready to be picked up, they shorten the radius to zero and ping the closest available driver. At that time, you would get pinged if you were sitting in the parking lot.
Keep in mind that this is all speculation on my part. I don't know any of this to be fact. I am just trying to think the way an Uber programmer would think.