Weekly Roundup: August 19-26. This Week On Ridester…

It’s been a crazy week for the rideshare industry. From Uber’s ongoing battle with former CEO Travis Kalanick to the never-ending improvements being made to autonomous cars, there’s been a lot of exciting news buzzing in the rideshare communities.

We’ve been watching these stories closely, and have also been busy creating some stories of our own. Here’s an overview of some of the latest content from our guest contributors:

1. Silicon Valley Startups and Tech Giants Take Unified Stance Against Racist Groups

As the hate and racism in Charlottesville come to a close, arrests have been made, sides have been divided, and the nation is taking a breath from a level of unrest that we haven’t seen in years. But as most people sit around figuring out what to do next, tech giants like Uber and Lyft are striking back against these hate groups. Read more…

2. Fake GPS: Uber’s Deactivation Rampage

As the Uber driving gig gets more competitive, driver’s are turning to black hat techniques to lower wait times and get an unfair advantage over other drivers. Apparently they’re starting to use fake GPS to spoof their locations. BUT… Uber is cracking down; hard. And you’ll never believe how some drivers are using the crackdown to make thousands of dollars per day. Read more…

3. Can You Partner Uber and Lyft at the Same Time?

The need to make more is apparent, and as it is possible to do both, we suggest you observe the best practices and execute a plan to effectively shift between the 2 ridesharing services, the Uber partner app and the Lyft app. Does increased ride request volume appeal to you? Download both on 1 (or 2, if you have another smartphone, but this might just cause you unnecessary distraction) gadget and set it up for a lucrative business today. Read more…

4. Uber Technologies Is Predicted to End Up Like Yahoo

The overall worth of Uber Technologies is declining, but could it someday end up like Yahoo? This article by Reuters says yes. After all of the regulatory debacles the ridesharing platform has endured during the past year, plus the entire fiasco surrounding CEO Travis Kalanick’s departure, Uber is reportedly on a slippery slope—all that before we even get an initial Uber stock IPO. Read more…

5. Uber Car Service Guide For Aspiring Partners

With such huge plans in the works, it’s quite simple to see why there are plenty of individuals looking to figure out a way to get in on the floor of the unexpectedly expanding Uber car service. Luckily, the requirements to become an Uber driver aren’t as complicated as many people thought. Here are the basic things you need to know to become an Uber driver. Read more…

6. 8 Supplies All Rideshare Drivers Should Carry

Providing a great experience for your rideshare passengers requires more than just getting them from point A to point B. By adding these 8 supplies to your vehicle for your passengers, you not only give them a ride, but also you provide some convenient items to make their trip even better. That way, they’ll hopefully remember their positive experience riding in your car and give you a high rating… Read more…


What have you learned about Uber or Lyft this week? What would you like us to cover that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!