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YELLO

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Yellow cabs now have their own Uber-like app
« on: August 24, 2018, 05:42:48 AM »

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Yellow cabs now have their own Uber-like

A tech company released a new app Thursday that will do for yellow taxis what Uber does for black cars — connecting riders with drivers and setting a price ahead of time.

Waave uses algorithms that analyze demand, supply and traffic to set a price for a ride before it starts. The rider can pay using a credit card on file, just like with Uber and Lyft, and never have to interact with the driver.

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Re: Yellow cabs now have their own Uber-like app
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 08:50:40 AM »

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Re: Yellow cabs now have their own Uber-like app
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 08:59:31 AM »
Uber does other things too. Like not make passengers sit behind a partition with a stupid hose for AC and listen to a screen. But we don't have to worry because we will be getting a $2.50 raise
with 5% that we pay extra for a CC. Cant wait to pay $2.50 plis 80c minus CC fee we pay. And we don't have to worry about health insurance with the new fee too. An insurance that is worthless. But the city council has ideas to help us. Starting January its all over. $66 every 20 trips plus lease,insurance,tax stsmp,acces cab,renewal fee. You have to be a twisted optimist not to see the end is near. Thats around  $1400 each month we earn for what? This TLC and council are a joke. Its such a great victory ubers were stopped at 130,000.

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Re: Yellow cabs now have their own Uber-like app
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 03:51:15 PM »
Flat Fare Test in Yellow/Green Cabs

 TLC APPROVES TWO PARTICIPANTS TO TEST FLAT FARES IN YELLOW
TAXIS AND STREET HAIL LIVERIES

The following companies have been approved to participate in the TLC’s new Flex Fare Pilot Program:

Waave Inc. - http://www.waave.co
Myle Technologies Inc. http://ridemyle.com
On May 29, 2018, TLC approved the Flex Fare Pilot Program, which allows licensed E-Hail apps to offer passengers binding, up-front fare quotes when booking a yellow taxi or a Street-Hail Livery through a mobile app.

Drivers will receive Flex Fare trip offers through E-Hail apps. The offers will include the fare drivers would receive if they choose to accept. Drivers are not required to accept these offers. Drivers will not use the taximeter during these trips.

Passengers will pay for these trips, including any tips, in the E-Hail app and companies will pay the drivers directly. Passengers hailing in the street are not impacted by the Flex Fare Pilot Program.

Drivers must continue to use the taximeter for all street hail trips. Drivers interested in participating should reach out to either of the approved companies. To learn more about the pilot or to see the most up-to-date list of participants, visit the
TLC website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/technology/flexible_fare_pilot.shtml

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Re: Yellow cabs now have their own Uber-like app
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 04:11:44 PM »
If this is a way to reduce income for drivers, as I suspect it may be then I don't like it!