Discussion in 'News' started by SLuz, Nov 10, 2017.
does this mean that even robots will hate pool?that they'll need human ants to do them?
Portland Oregon has 1300 *legal* city registered cabs. Portland has 10,000 Uber/Lyft drivers. Uber/Lyft drivers used to make more per day than a taxi....at least until they had to compete with 9000 other Uber/Lyft drivers for the same small slice of pie.
More drivers produces less income. If Uber raised the rates, it would also reduce income. Why? Because there'd be 20,000 drivers vs. 10,000.
You have graduated...
And now are qualified....
To drive UBER EXPRESS...8>)
PS. It says "I was already educated beyond my intelligence...
Because it's an entirely different game when you don't need drivers. Uber needs drivers but they also need the drivers to supply the very expensive tool, the car. If Uber had to invest the tens of thousands for the car, they wouldn't be able to treat drivers like crap. If an Uber driver quits, no big deal, but if Uber had invested the money for the car and the driver quits, it's a big deal. The expensive tool is now sitting idle.
A self driving taxi service however is an entirely different game. The cost of the asset, the car, is a bargain when you get to keep 100 percent of the fare. From a liability and public relations aspect the self driving taxi company will have to own the cars.
They will have to be able to prove all their cars are maintained in excellent condition and inspected weekly if not daily. If Tesla tried to operate a self driving taxi service with private cars, Waymo would destroy them in the media by saying Tesla has no control over how the cars on their system are being maintained.
LOL! I won't be driving for uber by that point.
Believe me when I say that the last thing Dara wants is for drivers to be good at math.
I think the math should include other companies in the business that are ahead of the program of the driverless taxi route. In ten years they might not have the market piece of the pie they think will be there. Just imagine the cuts to fares to stay competitive when two or three companies going after customer's prepaid memberships...I for sure will NOT be the on the 20-30% of suckers
I read somewhere that the cost will have to be the 20K per car range to profit with technology already in it.
Uber CEO to drivers: "Do your meth"
Uber drivers to CEO: "OK"
That looks like...
A methage to do meth...8>O
Best tooth killer on the planet....8>)
You were being fathesus...8>)
This was the hottest phone on the market before Apple launched the iphone.
A year later you couldn't give them away. Uber is walking dead and Dara knows it. He was hired because he promised the board he could tell bald faced lies with a straight face.
You sir are absolutely correct. I would say there are 50/50 odds that Uber will exist in ten years.
I think by then it will simply be a verb for late night show host to use when describing a failure or scam.
I think Uber is hopping to get people to "let their cars drive themselves for Uber" Uber will trick driverless car owners into letting Uber borrow the car, while calling the owner a partner and offering a % of the ride profits*.
They will use the catch phrase like "let your car work for you".
In 10 years uber will be gone. Other companies are coming with 15% commission. Now is uber and lyft vs drivers. Soon there will be many more vs drivers and they will fight for us. The ceo or whatever he is trying to steer the sinking ship. Don’t pay atention to the boy with the pink sunglasses.
P.s. : Just farted really bad in the car and I’m going to pick a fare...
Dara : Do your math.
UberTranslation : Just trust us we have all the data...WHY DON'T YOU TRUST US!!!
He sounds fairly reasonable. I can see the possibility of SDCs taking a 70% to 80% market share in the next ten years.
I don't get the whole autonomous car thing, if they still need a driver what's the point? It would be cheaper and less of a headache to just keep us.
Where will they park these cars? Who will clean them? Maintenance? What does one of these cars cost to buy? What does it cost to insure one of these things? Get where I'm going with this? Why would they spend that kind of money? Just for the cool factor? I know they have a history of making bad business decisions but this would take the cake!
In 10 years Uber will be capable of pissing off even their autonomous car fleet.
In 10 years Uber will be in the dustbin of history like ENRON.
Yea, and Uber won't be the only player
I expect a bunch of players just like the auto industry at the beginning. Then we will see the inevitable winners and losers and industry consolidation.
Automation has always reduced labor needs in the US industries. Self driving cars will reduce the number of Uber drivers in the US. In places like Mexico, they will still need more drivers as the business expands, just not here.
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