Both Drivers And Passengers Are Gaming Uber’s Surge Pricing

August 3, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Cara McGoogan wrote that there’s very little honour when it comes to Uber’s surge pricing:

  • Uber drivers organize with each other on forums to co-ordinate signing off from the app at the same time to trigger surge pricing.
  • The coordination is mostly seen in urban centers like New York or London.
  • Meanwhile passengers have been found to do things like cross the street to enter an area without surge pricing.
  • Or they’ll simply wait a couple minutes for a new, hopefully lower surge price to trigger.

Read more on The Telegraph.