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Old 08-11-2019, 07:06 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Originally Posted by City Guy997S View Post
Taxis are anonymous........uber/lyft are not.

Get a weird vibe, you can bail out of a taxi a block away from your house. U/L knows where you live!

Taxi people have no idea what your name is, U/L knows name/has pic.

I've been out with people that will purposely use different sources of rides just so it becomes a random pattern. Going out of town for a month, taxi leaving from the corner vs. their actual house then just U/L home.
I said "better for me" and I don't live my life in a state of paranoia.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:25 AM
 
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Taxis are anonymous........uber/lyft are not.

Get a weird vibe, you can bail out of a taxi a block away from your house. U/L knows where you live!

Taxi people have no idea what your name is, U/L knows name/has pic.

I've been out with people that will purposely use different sources of rides just so it becomes a random pattern. Going out of town for a month, taxi leaving from the corner vs. their actual house then just U/L home.

Works both ways - you know the driver's name and pic. Set your destination a few doors down from your own home. Driver doesn't have your home address. What pattern? I've never got the same driver twice.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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The issue for Uber and lyft is they need critical mass to be profitable. To that you need driver coverage so you have to subsidize rate me until you build it up.
Itís ok. As soon as driverless cars are available watch all these drivers get kicked to the curb
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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CEO was on CNBC and mentioned the break even/turn to profitability would come in 2022......so lose billions more before it makes any money. Tesla is doing the same shell game but at least they have a product.

It sure worked for Amazon. People who owned AMZN stock in 2012 when they were bleeding red ink were called fools. Of course the stockholders had the last laugh because that stock went up 10 times since then. Of course that doesn't mean UBER will have the same success.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:17 AM
 
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Itís ok. As soon as driverless cars are available watch all these drivers get kicked to the curb

Well with the way legal litigation works in american once the autonomous cars start mowing down pedestrians the entire industry will be tied up in lawsuits.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Itís ok. As soon as driverless cars are available watch all these drivers get kicked to the curb
That might be 30 or 40 years from now.

Show me the law that says any city, county or State must permit the use of driver-less vehicles.

We'll wait...

No one is morally, ethically or legally obligated to implement any technology that is developed.

If a city, county or State bans the use of, or limits or restricts the use of, driver-less vehicles, there ain't a goddam thing you or anyone else can do about it.

Some of the little-brains don't understand that cities and counties get revenues from taxi drivers in the form of licensing and personal income taxes.

Cities and counties could, of course, increase the annual licensing fee and also add a 20% surcharge to the taxi fare to make up for the loss in revenues.

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Well with the way legal litigation works in american once the autonomous cars start mowing down pedestrians the entire industry will be tied up in lawsuits.
And, every time that happens, a Plaintiff is likely to seek injunctive relief.

Injunctive relief would come in the form of an order from a judge temporarily banning the use of driver-less vehicles and a federal judge -- and the case would likely be filed in federal court under diversity of citizenship and damages exceeding $75,000 --- would have the authority to do that.

So, now what?

A city has no taxis until the TRO is lifted or the case is settled or a verdict is rendered.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:11 PM
 
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Originally Posted by City Guy997S View Post
Taxis are anonymous........uber/lyft are not.

Get a weird vibe, you can bail out of a taxi a block away from your house. U/L knows where you live!

Taxi people have no idea what your name is, U/L knows name/has pic.

I've been out with people that will purposely use different sources of rides just so it becomes a random pattern. Going out of town for a month, taxi leaving from the corner vs. their actual house then just U/L home.
I'm glad I live in a condo with a couple hundred units with a locked front door. U/L does not have my condo number. If the driver gets my condo number from my credit card info, more power to him/her.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Well with the way legal litigation works in american once the autonomous cars start mowing down pedestrians the entire industry will be tied up in lawsuits.
As well it should. Driverless cars have no business being on the roads -- the exist to make our corporate masters that much richer, and eliminate even more jobs.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:07 AM
 
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Insurance....and big time investment in autonomous driving technology, as well.
I thought the drivers were supposed to buy primary insurance on their own.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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I thought the drivers were supposed to buy primary insurance on their own.

Uber has insurance when you are enroute or during a customer trip

https://www.uber.com/us/en/drive/insurance/
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