One major accident involving an Uber driver & an injured Uber passenger will sort this whole mess out.
Here why don't we start with this. Please explain in what way you feel this type of business practice is ethical, and justified.
This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft | The Verge
all is fair in love and war.
this crap happens in every emerging industry. tech is probably the biggest example. Apple/Samsung, Tesla/Apple, Microsoft/Apple, Blackberry/Android, USA/Russia, GM/Toyota I could go on and on but I think you get the point. it's business and there's nothing gentlemanly about it.
So when you say things like "it's a no brainer when your dead" you are not only in fact grossly misinformed you are also wrong and should not be speaking as an authority on this particular subject as you speak based on a skewed opinion of hatred for corporations and animosity towards their business practices.
This is not only dangerous it is very dumb
That's not an example. You didn't provide any evidence.
What Uber is doing is criminal to be sure. Why don't you start making daily phone calls to businesses asking for a service and then disregard them over and over and lets see if you get in any trouble with the law over it mmmmkkay?
I'm not misinformed, and I'm not wrong. Speaking as an authority on what topic? I, in this thread have never once mentioned anything about insurance and could care less about who or what is insured regarding Uber.
What I would be concerned about is that all Uber drivers should have to pass a medical on a continual basis as most drivers in the transportation profession must do.
Uber started a carpooling service and the TTC wants to sue them.
TTC launches legal review to see if Uber’s new shuttle service, uberHOP, infringes on its monopoly | National Post
Terrible. There wouldn't be a market for uberHOP if we had kept building our transit system. But, we couldn't keep building up transit with a lack of transit funding at all levels of government, fiscal mismanagement of funds at all levels of government, nimby's lobbying and getting cancelled transit plans in certain areas, administrations who change approach from one government to the next, debates and studies over and over and over again without any decisions/action ever being made, and an electorate demanding low taxes.
Did you guys see this: Uber driver suspect in random shootings, did pickups in between:
Michigan gunman is an Uber driver, picked up fares during attacks: report | New York Post
“You spin it very well, but you’re peddling a myth — Uber is a success because you work outside a regulatory framework.”
Those stinging words from Mississauga Councillor Nando Iannicca, telling a representative of the popular ride-sharing service that his company’s product is like “illegal cigarettes” and “bootlegged” alcohol, set the tone for a contentious committee meeting Wednesday.
Mississauga council voted unanimously to direct Uber to halt operations in the city until a new bylaw to deal with “transportation network companies” is struck. But the Uber representative wouldn’t say whether the company will comply.
“We’ll take the time as a company to review the motion,” Chris Schafer, Uber Canada’s public policy manager, told the Star.
Iannicca told Schafer his company operates in an “underground economy.”
“Who’s paying taxes on (your revenue)? Nobody seems to know. At the end of the day it’s not your technology, it’s your ability to work outside a regulatory framework,” he said to Schafer, offering up his own reasons for the company’s extraordinary success.
Mississauga currently has 3,500 traditional taxi drivers, while Uber boasts 5,000 drivers handling about 100,000 monthly rides, according to information given to councillors.
Taxi drivers told council Uber is killing their business by offering fares 25 to 30 per cent lower than theirs.
The council chamber was crowded with taxi drivers and their supporters. A half-dozen cabbies told council in deputations that, while they adhere to city regulations, paying up to $5,000 a year for commercial insurance, have cameras installed for safety, and are required to have police background checks, Uber drivers undercut them by skirting such requirements.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie voiced her support for the taxi drivers.
“Chris, there are a lot of people who think this new sharing economy is really just an underground economy,” she told Schafer.
She and other councillors repeatedly described Uber’s operations in Mississauga as “illegal,” pointing out that bylaw enforcement staff have laid more than 200 charges against Uber drivers, and that those matters are now before the courts.
Uber driver Louise Lee was asked by Councillor Jim Tovey if she has an HST number so she can remit taxes on her fares if she exceeds the annual $30,000 threshold triggering that requirement. She responded that she didn’t, but would pay any required taxes.
Staff gave councillors seven options for dealing with ride-sharing in the city, ranging from a self-regulating framework for such companies, to the province taking over regulation.
The city’s Public Vehicle Advisory Committee will debate the options before recommending a new bylaw to council, expected to go before them in the spring.
Crombie said she hopes the province will step in to deal with the increasingly complex issue. She said Queen’s Park should consider compensating taxi plate owners because those specialized plates — which recently sold for as much as $200,000 — have lost much of their value due to Uber.
“It’s an unfair playing field,” she said.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen if Uber will comply with council’s directive to shut down its operations in Mississauga, including its popular smartphone app.
“Regulation has to catch up with what over a million people in Ontario are using every month,” Schafer told council.
But no one cares about the plight of taxi drivers and no one did enough in the decades before Uber to make a case for ending an unjust economic system created through cronyism.