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Uber can't even get their Ghost cars to drive legally

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by djino, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. djino

    djino Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ottawa
    Photo below is of the downtown Ottawa, Canada area showing multiple Ghost cars within a block of my PIN (though the ETA is set to 4 minutes). Notice the Ghost car driving south on Waller St, this is a One-Way street that heads north and ends at Rideau St..

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  2. Actionjax

    Actionjax Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Driving:
    UberLUX
    Most likely a GPS error. I get that at times where it shows I'm driving down the wrong side of the highway backwards if the GPS looses a lock. Downtown Toronto the GPS sometimes shows the car going through a park.
     
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  3. djino

    djino Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ottawa
    I get your point, but I know for a fact that most of (if not all) these cars are Ghost. When I'm at home in Gatineau and turn on the rider app, I'll see 1 or 2 cars around my neighboorhood, but the ETA is 20-25 minutes. Uber may have just done a good job of convincing you and others that the cars shown in the rider app before requesting a ride are an actual indication of where UberX cars are.

    djino
     
  4. Actionjax

    Actionjax Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Driving:
    UberLUX
    Can't say I have experience this. I have seen it where I can find a car sitting there just as it is on the app. Although I also have seen delays of about 30 seconds when it is moving around. Even when I quickly park and check the app I can see cars around and then my car creeping up on the spot. I have heard others claiming ghost cars. I just haven't seen it.
     
  5. DrJeecheroo

    DrJeecheroo Well-Known Member

    Location:
    St Louis, MO
    B O O ! ! !
     

  6. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I'm sceptical as well. Question: Was the car moving at the time? When cars are parked, the little icon can be pointing any which way because they lose the direction it was heading in. When I'm out on the street, I'm almost always able to find the Uber car if I'm looking for it.
     
  7. djino

    djino Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ottawa
    Yes, I watched it as it turned left from Rideau Street onto Waller St and continued south along the very path of the road (This is a one-way street that goes in the opposite direction).

    djino
     
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  8. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Ok then, maybe a conspiracy theory is warranted then. We all trust our evil overlord travis right, I wouldn't put anything past him.
     
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  9. Actionjax

    Actionjax Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Driving:
    UberLUX
    Could it actually be an Uber driver going the wrong way down a 1 way street? I have seen Cab drivers do it around here. I can only imagine someone who doesn't know the roads make a mistake.
     
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  10. djino

    djino Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ottawa
    I suppose that is a possibility
     
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  11. Sacto Burbs

    Sacto Burbs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SF Peninsula
    Driving:
    UberX
    It tracks the phone, not the car. Driver stretching his legs and taking the phone with him.
     
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  12. Uberus Maximus

    Uberus Maximus New Member

    Location:
    Conroe
    Driving:
    UberX
    that happens to me when my app is running through wifi
     
  13. djino

    djino Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ottawa
    Then I suppose these UberX drivers should switch professions and get into Track n Field. As I didn't think it was possible to run a couple blocks within seconds.

    djino
    "Uber could introduce UberRun and offer rides on people's backs who can run that fast"
     
  14. UBERxGc

    UBERxGc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Driving:
    UberX
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    Perhaps those drivers took a wrong turn and ended up in the ocean?
    Or they are UberJetski?

    Uber is known for placing ghost cars when they need to, just to make themselves look popular.

    My city is relatively new with not many riders yet.
     
  15. Soullust

    Soullust Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Hahaha haha haha made my ****en night, thanks for the laughs
     
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  16. UberXTampa

    UberXTampa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tampa
    Driving:
    UberX
    UberBoats!
     
  17. djino

    djino Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ottawa
    You're mistaken. That's just UberFerry .
     
  18. SydX

    SydX Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sydney
    Driving:
    UberX
    Is that how people smugglers smuggle illegal immigrants to Oz now lol
     
  19. youtUBER

    youtUBER New Member

    Location:
    California
    Does it have street parking?
     
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  20. Uzcaliber

    Uzcaliber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Driving:
    UberX
    Uber ghost driver :) :)

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