Uber & Lyft To Test Designated Pickup Spots In San Francisco

Unlike taxis in which there might be areas along the road or in malls where it has been designated as a taxi pickup zone, Uber and Lyft drivers do not have that privilege. However given Uber and Lyft’s business model and concept, we guess it doesn’t make sense for them to have designated pickup spots.However over in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee has announced that the city has managed to strike up a deal with Uber and Lyft in which they will be testing out providing dedicated pickup spots for both services. However this won’t be “free” as Uber and Lyft are expected to provide traffic data from their apps.What this means for Uber and Lyft drivers is that there will parking spaces along the sides of the road in San Francisco that will be marked and used as designated pickup and dropoff spots. Geofencing technology will be used in both Uber and Lyft’s apps for drivers to figure out which parking spots they can use and cannot use.In a statement provided by Lyft spokesperson Chelsea Wilson, “Lyft looks forward to p

Uber & Lyft To Test Designated Pickup Spots In San Francisco

Unlike taxis in which there might be areas along the road or in malls where it has been designated as a taxi pickup zone, Uber and Lyft drivers do not have that privilege. However given Uber ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Ubergizmo

Uber and Lyft will test pick-up and dropoff spots in San Francisco

One of San Francisco residents' biggest gripes with ride-hailing services is that their vehicles tend to double park and clog bike lanes. With traffic as bad as SF's, city ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Engadget

Uber, Lyft to test passenger pick-up zones in San Francisco - CNET

To cut down on double-parking and blocked bike lanes and crosswalks, the city's mayor asks the ride-hailing companies to designate specific loading areas.

Wed 8 Nov 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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