"If you're pulling out your phone and choosing Express Pool time after time, we want you to feel like there's going to be a consistent experience every time and the confidence that you're going to have a really straight, really smooth trip", Stock said. But ultimately, Uber thinks that many riders will prefer opting to walk a bit and wait a bit, since the goal is to ultimately save everyone involved time and frustration.
"Express Pool, in combination with public transit, cycling, car-sharing and more, can help us get towards this shift, and I'm extremely excited about the potential impact this product can have on cities".
Uber, the titan in the ride share business, recently revealed that its losses past year swelled despite signs in the final three months that it was stemming the red ink.
Longer term, Stock said, Uber wants Express to turn into a multi-day, multi-use option for people with limited or incomplete public transportation options. Express Pool is pretty much the same, Uber says, but is more efficient because riders walk to a common route, rather than having a driver circle around. Depending on the route, of course, some Philly riders may find prices on par with a $2.50 SEPTA ride (or less).
Lyft also has a similar service called Shuttle, which it rolled out in San Francisco and Chicago past year. Pool users are typically picked up and dropped off along looping routes with changing arrival times. Rides cost between $3 and $4, which can be up to 75 percent cheaper than a regular Lyft.
When Ars tried it from one residential neighborhood of Oakland to downtown (just a few miles away), it shaved about $1.50 off of what otherwise would have been a $7 Pool ride or an $8.90 UberX ride.
"The future of transportation in cities includes a shift towards more space-efficient modes of transportation and away from personal vehicle ownership", Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase said in the release. It's also a way for Uber to complete more trips with the same number of drivers.
Uber started piloting Express Pool in San Francisco in November and then quietly launched it there and in Boston in December.
Miami was chosen among the latest crop of launch cities, which also include Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, because Uber POOL is already highly popular with Miami riders, Uber rep Javi Correoso said in an email. Tech should be part of the solution.
While the overall majority of dementia patients were women, nearly two-thirds of all early-onset dementia patients were men. Though heavy alcohol use increased the risk of dementia in general, the association was shown to be stronger in men.
Sharpe is deeply competitive in a way that can only be honed from a young age growing up with and trying to outdo two brothers. Tragically, Burke died in January, 2012, when she ruptured an artery that supplies blood to the brain during a training crash.
She recovered to finish second before being carried out of the arena, seemingly safely through to Thursday's quarterfinals. Christie had come here hoping to become her country's first gold medalist and second medal-winner in the sport .
The developers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds from Bluehole Studio have chose to share their plans for the game via Steam . Among many features, one of the major that is being focused on by the developers is the Ping-based Matchmaking system.
Afton skier Jessie Diggins has helped win the first Olympic gold medal in women's cross-country skiing at the Pyeongchang Games . They had previously teamed up in 2013, when they won the world championship in the team sprint event.
Canada and Germany shared gold after a dramatic dead heat in the men's Olympic two-man bobsleigh in Pyeongchang on Monday. Before Monday night, Kripps had spent years in the slow build toward a potential podium spot at the Olympics.
The 34-year-old sniped a dramatic overtime victor for a tight, 2-1 victory over Switzerland in the qualification round. The U.S. looked tired after facing Slovakia in the qualification round a day earlier and was outshot 29-20.
Periods of steady, heavy rain will continue throughout our Tuesday night as a cold front begins a sluggish approach from the west. The rapid runoff due to frozen soils will cause localized pooling of water and flooding of low-lying flood-prone area.
Porsche Motorsport began development of the new 911 GT3 RS not long after it started working on the GT2 RS , and it shows. Porsche quotes a 3.0-second sprint to 60 miles per hour for the new GT3 RS, but that's not the impressive number here.
The NWS has put the entire listening area into a winter weather advisory again tonight from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. There is a chance of more precipitation late Thursday through Sunday , with a snow-freezing rain mix possible.
The Rs 109 plan is now available for only a few markets like Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana , Haryana, Bihar and Delhi NCR. Under the new Rs 109 plan, Idea is offering unlimited voice calling benefits, along with 1GB of 4G or 3G data every day.
Trump's order to ban bump stocks is an empty gesture
Sanders said the administration was also open to discussing possible age restrictions on purchases of such semi-automatic rifles. Former pupil Nikolas Cruz (19 ) has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder over the shootings on Valentine's Day.
Jackson, Ohio Middle School Student Shoots Himself
All four elementary schools in the district were closed and all extracurricular activities were canceled for the day. Authorities say they found "distractionary-type" devices in his backpack at Jackson Memorial Middle School .
Amazon gives Prime members perk at Whole Foods
Discount retailer Target Corp already offers a REDcard credit card that gives shoppers 5 percent off purchases at its own stores. The card now earns 5% back on Whole Foods purchases, the first time it has extended a rate this high on purchases beyond Amazon.
Diamondbacks acquire slugger Steven Souza in 3-team trade
From Woodridge, Ill., he played at Naperville (Ill.) High, which produced 16-year Major League Baseball vet Jerry Hairston. He set career highs in OBP (.351), slugging (.459), runs scored (78), home runs (30), RBI (78), and steals (16).