its like cat and mouse ... slick uBer
If you're lucky and the app actually works and SHOWS other drivers.Stay in a busy are where there are few drivers. That way, the surge will come to you.
Very nice explanationyou are making it go away by chasing it. it's an algorithm, not a conspiracy.
it would be written something like this, in a way that a computer understands:
if the average number of calls for a 2 mile radius at 3:59 pm = 4, and the number of cars in the area = 3, then "surge".
the minute you drive into that 2 mile radius, you have cured the deficit i.e. killed the surge
i can turn the app on during rush hour and drive across 1-10 Westbound, and watch the thing light up immediately behind me across the whole interstate. if i were to put it in reverse it would go away.
Either that, or you're not paranoid and they really are out to get you.