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The Answer to the Question: How Safe is Uber?

Posted by Nick on Jun 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM

A question many people have been asking since the company’s inception: how safe is Uber? With the number of crimes committed by Uber drivers increasing under their remarkably lax background check process, it seems that the ridesharing app is not so safe after all.

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Topics: TNCs, Transportation Safety

3 Dangers of Modern Ridesharing Apps

Posted by Nick on Jun 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM

The world of ridesharing has evolved. By punching your location and destination into a smartphone app, you can schedule a pickup. However, what many people fail to realize is that by ordering a ride with Uber, they put themselves in harm’s way.

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Topics: TNCs

A Taxi Service vs. a Ride-Hailing App: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Nick on Jun 14, 2016 11:03:43 AM

How a Taxi Service Differs from a TNCFrom a consumer standpoint, a transportation network company (TNC) and a traditional taxi service are very similar: you order a car; get picked up; travel from once place to another; pay the fare and go on your way. However, just a small bit of research exposes some drastic differences between these two types of car services.

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Topics: TNCs

Unreliable Uber Customer Service Makes for Headaches

Posted by Nick on Jun 8, 2016 8:48:57 AM

A bit of research into on-demand ride-hailing giant Uber reveals that they are not as safety- and customer-oriented as they claim to be. The inefficient Uber customer service system, among other things, is evidence of Uber’s disregard for their patrons.

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Topics: TNCs

Uber Pricing: Shady or Justified?

Posted by Nick on May 26, 2016 1:00:00 PM

With much of the media coverage about popular cab-hailing apps like Uber being focused on their lackluster safety practices, the way in which they determine their rates has fallen out of the spotlight. In this blog post, we briefly breakdown Uber pricing, and why it is yet another unfavorable aspect of their questionable business practices.

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Topics: TNCs

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