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Uber launches new app for drivers

SLuz

Active Member
(!80 days of pain)

Business News

April 10, 2018 / 10:03 AM / Updated 9 minutes ago
Uber launches new app for drivers

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Tuesday unveiled a new app for its drivers that includes a real-time earnings tracker, the latest effort by the ride-hailing service to improve an often contentious relationship.

The move follows Uber’s ‘180 days of change’ program that was launched last June to make changes requested by drivers, such as tipping and compensation for the time spent waiting for passengers.

“While 180 Days was about correcting missteps of the past, we also needed to think longer term, and the obvious place to start was the Driver app,” Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement.

The new app will also introduce a new status bar to help drivers decide their next location based on a spike in requests, along with a notification feature that allows drivers to see messages about upcoming earnings opportunities and feedback from riders among other things.

The rollout follows a Beta version developed with the drivers, Uber said.

Uber last year outlined a series of improvements for drivers, including a new navigation system and fairer approach to review performance, in response to years of complaints by drivers about their pay and treatment.

Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees, and lack paid sick leave and vacation, and must pay for car maintenance and other costs.

The company, which is preparing for a potential initial public offering in 2019, lost $4.5 billion last year and is facing fierce competition at home in the United States and across Asia, as well as a regulatory crackdown in Europe.

Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru and Heather Somerville in San Francisco; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-apps/uber-launches-new-app-for-drivers-idUSKBN1HH2T0?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+reuters/businessNews+(Business+News)
 

Maquis

Active Member
Losing $4 Billion a year and this is what they devote resources to? You gotta be an idiot to invest in these bozos.

To watch Dara strut around on stage like Steve Jobs introducing the I-phone -- it was embarassing.

Not to mention all the talk about listening to their drivers. Funny how they missed the part about how pissed drivers are that YOU ARE RIPPING US OFF!
 

RidingDirty

Well-Known Member
Hardworking...Kidding me? Right?

Just watched the live stream. Absolutely NO mention about improving the earnings of all those hard-working Uber drivers.
Losing $4 Billion a year and this is what they devote resources to? You gotta be an idiot to invest in these bozos.

To watch Dara strut around on stage like Steve Jobs introducing the I-phone -- it was embarassing.

Not to mention all the talk about listening to their drivers. Funny how they missed the part about how pissed drivers are that YOU ARE RIPPING US OFF!
Do you still drive for Uber?
 

REX HAVOC

Well-Known Member
Uber management doesn't believe or doesn't care if they are ripping off drivers. t drivers are getting exactly what "Uber" believes they are worth.
Losing $4 Billion a year and this is what they devote resources to? You gotta be an idiot to invest in these bozos.

To watch Dara strut around on stage like Steve Jobs introducing the I-phone -- it was embarassing.

Not to mention all the talk about listening to their drivers. Funny how they missed the part about how pissed drivers are that YOU ARE RIPPING US OFF!
Uber management either doesn't believe or doesn't care if they're ripping off drivers.
 
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tohunt4me

Well-Known Member
(!80 days of pain)

Business News

April 10, 2018 / 10:03 AM / Updated 9 minutes ago
Uber launches new app for drivers

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Tuesday unveiled a new app for its drivers that includes a real-time earnings tracker, the latest effort by the ride-hailing service to improve an often contentious relationship.

The move follows Uber’s ‘180 days of change’ program that was launched last June to make changes requested by drivers, such as tipping and compensation for the time spent waiting for passengers.

“While 180 Days was about correcting missteps of the past, we also needed to think longer term, and the obvious place to start was the Driver app,” Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement.

The new app will also introduce a new status bar to help drivers decide their next location based on a spike in requests, along with a notification feature that allows drivers to see messages about upcoming earnings opportunities and feedback from riders among other things.

The rollout follows a Beta version developed with the drivers, Uber said.

Uber last year outlined a series of improvements for drivers, including a new navigation system and fairer approach to review performance, in response to years of complaints by drivers about their pay and treatment.

Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees, and lack paid sick leave and vacation, and must pay for car maintenance and other costs.

The company, which is preparing for a potential initial public offering in 2019, lost $4.5 billion last year and is facing fierce competition at home in the United States and across Asia, as well as a regulatory crackdown in Europe.

Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru and Heather Somerville in San Francisco; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-apps/uber-launches-new-app-for-drivers-idUSKBN1HH2T0?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+reuters/businessNews+(Business+News)
As for the " Launch"

A Turd in a Slingshot has made more remarkable " Impressions".

Thanks for Nothing !

(!80 days of pain)

Business News

April 10, 2018 / 10:03 AM / Updated 9 minutes ago
Uber launches new app for drivers

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Tuesday unveiled a new app for its drivers that includes a real-time earnings tracker, the latest effort by the ride-hailing service to improve an often contentious relationship.

The move follows Uber’s ‘180 days of change’ program that was launched last June to make changes requested by drivers, such as tipping and compensation for the time spent waiting for passengers.

“While 180 Days was about correcting missteps of the past, we also needed to think longer term, and the obvious place to start was the Driver app,” Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement.

The new app will also introduce a new status bar to help drivers decide their next location based on a spike in requests, along with a notification feature that allows drivers to see messages about upcoming earnings opportunities and feedback from riders among other things.

The rollout follows a Beta version developed with the drivers, Uber said.

Uber last year outlined a series of improvements for drivers, including a new navigation system and fairer approach to review performance, in response to years of complaints by drivers about their pay and treatment.

Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees, and lack paid sick leave and vacation, and must pay for car maintenance and other costs.

The company, which is preparing for a potential initial public offering in 2019, lost $4.5 billion last year and is facing fierce competition at home in the United States and across Asia, as well as a regulatory crackdown in Europe.

Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru and Heather Somerville in San Francisco; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-apps/uber-launches-new-app-for-drivers-idUSKBN1HH2T0?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+reuters/businessNews+(Business+News)
Uber is NOT facing " Fierce" competition in Asia

Seeing as how Uber has WITHDRAWN from MUCH OF ASIA !

Losing $4 Billion a year and this is what they devote resources to? You gotta be an idiot to invest in these bozos.

To watch Dara strut around on stage like Steve Jobs introducing the I-phone -- it was embarassing.

Not to mention all the talk about listening to their drivers. Funny how they missed the part about how pissed drivers are that YOU ARE RIPPING US OFF!
They JUST SPENT $100 MILLION ON 250 BICYCLES IN SAN FRANCISCO !

( USED BICYCLES !)
 
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Uber's Guber

Well-Known Member
Dara’a announcement was overhyped, leading to drivers exclaiming, “That’s it? A change to the app?”
Drivers were hoping for pay increases, etc. Dara’a overhyped announcement will now be followed with backlash and anger. Dara would have been better to produce the dumb video beforehand of him and his self-praising marketeers pretending to bring changes on behalf of “driver input,” and then send a link showing where the YouTube vid could be seen, but by hyping a “big announcement” that went nowhere, Dara created even more poor moral among the drivers. Major fail! Lol!
 

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