Drive share companies like Uber and LYFT have been in the news a lot lately and often because of controversy between them and the traditional taxi drivers who claim that the drive share companies receive an unfair advantage over them. This has prompted the local authorities for many of the places where the drive share companies operate, to look into the situation but as the drive share companies have already become very popular, it will be a very unpopular decision if the authorities try to now stop them operating. Basically what these drive share companies do is organize a car and driver to anyone anywhere they want at any time they want to go. They do this by providing an app that can be downloaded onto a smart phone.
Passengers that want to be driven anywhere may get lyft coupons, then use the app to let the company know where they need picking up and where they need dropping off. The company them lets its drivers know what trip is required and they volunteer to make it. This is of course very convenient for passengers and also allows the drivers to know in advance, where they will be going. No cash ever changes hands as the payment for the ride is made via the passenger’s credit or debit card, via the app. the company makes note of which driver made which trip and then pays them on a weekly basis.
This method of transport has become very popular in most of the countries where it has so far been introduced and will probably also be popular in the countries which has yet to be introduced to. In order to promote their companies and entice passengers to try their service, some of the drive share companies offer coupons or codes which can provide reduced rates or even a lyft first ride free in some instances. It is easy to see why people would choose these drive share services with incentives like this but they seem to keep using them due to their convenience. With no cash to worry about and no having to stand in the rain trying to stop a cab, of course they are convenient and as everybody carries their smart phone with them today, what could be easier or more handy than using that to get your ride home. As for the drivers, they are of course happy with the opportunity to earn some extra money without having a boss to answer to or any strict timetable to keep to, just volunteer for a trip when it suits them. Although these services are available to use by anyone that has the app, both passengers and drivers are asked to make assessments of each other. By doing this the drive share company can monitor and perhaps weed out any troublesome passengers or abusive drivers, offering what they hope will be a pleasant journey for their customers. Apart from some isolated cases, this system seems to be working to everybody’s satisfaction, except of course for the traditional taxi drivers.