COLLINS – Is Uber the way to drive?

I MUST SAY that the idea of ride sharing is intriguing, but I honestly don’t think Uber is for me.

I understand the concept, but I’m not sure I’m keen on hopping into someone else’s car when I don’t know the driver, or how reliable he or she is. The idea of Uber is that you have an app on your phone, and when you’re ready to go somewhere, you get on the app and hail a ride.

Someone then pulls up and away you go. And hopefully for less than it costs you for a taxi. It sounds good, and it may work out fine, but I think I will be just as happy to take a good old fashioned cab.

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2 Comments on COLLINS – Is Uber the way to drive?

  1. I want to be riding with a driver / taxi company that has some financial responsibility for my well being. That is NOT Uber.

  2. They already have an ” app ” for hailing cabs in Vancouver. That works as well as phoning them, not at all. Cab drivers are still rude, they still don’t show up, and some of them now, are refusing fares if they are not long enough. There needs to be a serious overhaul of the cab industry, and Uber ( if you read any of the US tech news ) is not it.

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