Uber Secretly Sends Newer Drivers MORE pings and Existing Drivers LESS

UberMetalPunk

Active Member
Well apparently I'm not affecting anything. I just started tonight and felt like I had been bent over without lube. Quit after 2 trips tonight. Got a 5 star rating that I feel like I can print out and throw darts at though...
 

Uberest

Well-Known Member
At the end of the day uber still sends pings to nearest driver to maximize service to pax, however ..... Oftentimes there will be several cars equidistant from pax. What then ? Uber choices include at least:

Send ping to-

1 highest uber commission

2 highest rated driver

3 newest driver (to addict them)

4 veteran driver that looks to be slowing down

5 driver that has done 5 short pool rides in traffic in a row, where pax destination is a long ride (to avoid pissed off frustrated driver who might otherwise quit)

6 driver with destination filter in use and route matches driver destination

7 driver on hourly guarantee, by sending this driver the ping uber maximizes its investment in that driver

.... Plus many more options......

No confirmation from uber that any of this happens, of course.....
 

Uberest

Well-Known Member
Also I suspect there may be another new and undisclosed aspect, what I might call a 'rolling blackout'

If driver supply outstrips demand, bunches of drivers, if online, are prevented from receiving pings for a period of time. I'm still thinking about this concept ... Why? Because Friday morning at 7:45 am I drove from NIH to Georgetown without a single ping. That has never happened before.
 

warrior lady

Well-Known Member
I don't believe it. That's nonsense. I get so many pings that I can't even log off fast enough to take a pee break.
_ No need to log off if you are quick and sly about it. Park, pee, and keep phone handy. As long as requesting ride is not closer than 3 minutes away, you can finish and still get there quickly (maybe delayed 3 minutes at the most).
 

run26912

Well-Known Member
Also I suspect there may be another new and undisclosed aspect, what I might call a 'rolling blackout'

If driver supply outstrips demand, bunches of drivers, if online, are prevented from receiving pings for a period of time. I'm still thinking about this concept ... Why? Because Friday morning at 7:45 am I drove from NIH to Georgetown without a single ping. That has never happened before.
It's the Reptilians... nuff said!

BONG!!!
 

uuberr

Active Member
No more uber for me on weekends. Lyft at least sends me pings. Uber on the other hand sht maybe 2 trips between 10pm-3am on saturdays. Even the vallet parking guys know me now and ask why im always outside without a ride lol someone aboce wrote vetran drivers get calls lol 9k trips 4.9 rating here bro still get skrewed on weekends
 
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