Safety tips for rideshare passengers, investors call Uber’s bluff on going green, and LegalRideshare heads to a rally. Let’s break it down.
On Monday, Business Insider posted some safety tips for Uber and Lyft customers. The article came in response to the tragic murder of a South Carolina college student, who mistakenly got in the wrong car. LegalRideshare recommends always confirming your driver’s name, license plate number, and car make/model before entering an Uber or Lyft.
Lyft and Uber have made big promises about “going green,” but some investors aren’t buying it. One environmentally-focused investor told Business Insider, “As far as I can tell, they’re actually putting more cars into the congested areas, and they’re pulling business out of the transit systems.“
What happens when your rideshare car breaks down? For one mother, it was a pretty harrowing event. ABC7Chicago reported that the woman‘s Lyft driver made her (and her a baby!) exit the vehicle and walk down the freeway to hail another ride.
Apparently, Uber and Lyft aren’t committing to a long-term relationship with their drivers. ABC7 San Francisco reported, “Many companies are already in the process of testing alternatives, a driverless future, one where self-driving cars will take over for human drivers.”
We end the week with some inspiring footage from the Chicago Rideshare Advocates Rally. Rideshare drivers are uniting nationwide for better wages and conditions. Take a look!
Have a safe and great weekend!