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You’re out late at the bar, and you just want to get home as quickly as possible. Fighting for a cab on the curb with twenty other people – it’s just no bueno. With the explosion of smart phone ridesharing apps, getting a ride, pronto, has never been easier. While visiting friends in Los Angeles, I was blown away by the ease and cost of these new services. Being from a smaller city, I was unfamiliar. Around 2012, three major companies have exploded across the country: Lyft, Uber and Sidecar.
Services like Lyft have already attracted thousands of customers – a quick and potentially cheaper option than a traditional taxicab. Car-ready drivers (driving their own personal vehicles) are on standby around the city awaiting requests. When a user requests a ride on the application map, a driver will confirm and the user is given several bits of information: time to pick-up, driver name and photo, vehicle model and contact information.
Some have brought up safety concerns – both Lyft and Uber say they screen drivers with background checks, vehicle inspections, and minimum model years (2000 for Lyft, 2006 for Uber). They require up-to-date vehicle insurance, and Lyft also says it provides $1 million in additional coverage. Users may also review drivers, and if enough negative reviews are received, drivers will be re-evaluated or removed from the partnership.
With the young and tech savvy generations upon us, the end of the taxicab may be near. Most of these ridesharing services have found their roots in major cities such as San Francisco, New York, LA, and Chicago, but have quickly expanded to smaller demographics such as Salt Lake City, Miami, San Antonio and many others.