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Surge Pricing for Riders
It makes unpredictable to riders, what will be fare at that point of time, when they need it badly to reach airport, railway station, hospital or back to home after game. Fix price policy will make it fixed.
Surge Pricing for Drivers
Most of the drivers joined uber for earning more then their regular taxi. Uber cost less in normal fare condition then normal taxi ride. Its is less then approx 30%, still drivers are making more money due to surge pricing. Now they will not be able to make money or have to work more number of hours.
Uber searching solution with Artificial Intelligence
Uber is trying to kill surge pricing with the help of AI. AI can predict where its going to be high demand on which location, then uber can send more drivers to that area to make availability higher.
Think of it this way: When a cricket match lets out, it's a no-brainer that there's a ton of demand. Drivers know that. What's harder, Schneider explains, "is to find those Tuesday nights when it's not even raining and for some reason there's demand — and to know that's coming. That's machine learning." Jeff Schneider, engineering lead at Uber
Surge Ban in Delhi
Delhi CM threatened to cab aggregators (UBER, OLA) to flush surge pricing otherwise their licence to operate will be cancelled. This order came during second phase of odd-even. Uber and OLA obeyed it and removed surge, but from the day #oddEven ended surge was back. Again there was order issued to stop surge.
Such occurrences happened worldwide , where uber was ordered to remove surge for time being or they removed it itself. Still it's pain for riders and denting uber's image worldwide.
What do you think, as a rider, as a driver, is it good move or a bad move?
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