Your Private Driver: The Carpool Lane is Now Open

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for transportation network company (TNC) platforms like Uber and Lyft.  Carpooling remains the holy grail for transit planners trying to relieve congestion on overtaxed roads and highways. It’s inexpensive, it’s faster than public transit in any American city not named New York,Continue reading “Your Private Driver: The Carpool Lane is Now Open”

Your Private Driver: City Planning

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  A video game has consumed the majority of my personal time for the past two weeks, threatening to become something of an addiction. That game is Cities: Skylines, a city-building simulator in the vein ofContinue reading “Your Private Driver: City Planning”

Your Private Driver: Lyft Gets on Schedule

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  One of the most popular features in the rideshare world is the ability to schedule a ride in advance. I’ve written before about how the feature doesn’t really work theContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Lyft Gets on Schedule”

Your Private Driver: Nickel and Dollared

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  If you’re in an Uber market with upfront pricing, where you see exactly what your ride is going to cost you before you request it, you’re being overcharged. Over theContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Nickel and Dollared”

Your Private Driver: Voice-operated Security Breaches and Other Things

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  This week’s column is going to tackle a few different topics, since there’s a lot going on in the general tech world that’s relatable to how we work and playContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Voice-operated Security Breaches and Other Things”

Your Private Driver: Any publicity is…

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  Writing about Uber’s woes has long been a way for tech blogs to get some easy, SEO-friendly clicks. Even with that in mind, the bad PR about Uber has hit nightmarishContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Any publicity is…”

Your Private Driver: Thanks, I think

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft. Look for it every Tuesday after the live show, right here on dailytechnewsshow.com. Sorry for the long break, it’s been a busy few weeks as the city of Los Angeles has gradually descended into chaos–well, more thanContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Thanks, I think”

Your Private Driver: The Waze Effect

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft. Look for it every Tuesday after the live show, right here on dailytechnewsshow.com. I’ve always maintained that Google Maps was the superior choice for turn-by-turn navigation over the more popular Waze, and I thought I madeContinue reading “Your Private Driver: The Waze Effect”

Your Private Driver: Man About Town

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft. Look for it every Tuesday after the live show, right here on dailytechnewsshow.com. This is a column about an emerging yet transformative technology, written for those who are fans of technology. Still, when it comes toContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Man About Town”

Your Private Driver: SCAM ALERT

Hey readers, I know today isn’t Tuesday (or even Monday), but this is another topic that’s been coming up very often lately and is important enough for an out-of-cycle update. Uber drivers have been taking advantage of the company’s trip cancellation policy to collect cancellation fees without actually attempting to pick anyone up. A driverContinue reading “Your Private Driver: SCAM ALERT”