Uber is a venue based app which lets you travel conveniently and safely towards your desired location using few clicks on your cell phone. Initially, the service started in San Francisco, California, but now it is operating in 82 countries and is expanding day by day. Although it is a high-quality service which is providing a lot of assistance to the travelers but Uber killing business of local cab companies.
Uber killing business of local cab companies
Uber has provided a lot of ease to the users which result in the devastation of local cab companies, following are some reasons for it:
An excessive number of business travelers are using the services of Uber which results in the minimizing the taxi or local cab business. Uber cabs have a smooth ride, good cars, a/c, are clean and drivers are courteous, the rates are so reasonable and these qualities make the overall experience better than local cabs.
Uber provides customer satisfaction which is not given by taxi or cab drivers due to which more and more people are attracted towards Uber and as a result, this trend has started killing the business of local cabs.
Uber is also time-saving facility, according to a survey Australians can save 800,000 hours a year just by catching an Uber as compared to a cab. The new features added in Uber pool makes trips agile and active. The users in San Francisco who use Uber pool may notice that the app provides a new destination in an attempt to save their time.
Lack of Privacy
Passengers who use Uber do not have any privacy between them and driver, which keeps the passenger aware about the driver. This safety feature helps in compressing the crimes committed by drivers and in the case of an incident, it gives maximum ease to the passenger in reporting it.
Uber is very keen and watchful in the matter of giving any driver a license. To be an Uber driver the person should be 21 years old and have a full driver’s license. In a case of any police record or any drug or alcohol offenses, it will cross you off from the list of an appropriate Uber driver.
Reports have found that Uber is actually favorable for the government. It provides data which helps in estimating the usage of public transportation.
Undeniably, Uber is providing many perks to the passengers but somehow it lacks few skills when compared to cabs and taxis.
In some countries, the maps are not updated or map features are anonymous, in such cases mostly navigation is people driven. In these areas, Uber drivers fail to reach or cannot find the exact address.
Uber drivers are not allowed to ask for the directions from the passengers, in this case, if it fails to reach the desired location it results in confusion and unwanted tension & that is why at the end of the day, many people find taxis and cabs more reliable.
Ethically it’s not fair to let Uber ruin the business of local cabs, cab drivers are the self-employed and regular tax payer, their cabs are the source of their income like a small business, not using a cab means bringing these drivers to live from hand to mouth.
Cab driving is an honest occupation, not using it will result in the death of cab business and after its death, the prices of Uber will increase in no time. It will also give some serious consequences like increment in crime ratio.
The prices of Uber services increase with high demand while cabs have extra rush hour fee.
Here was a brief comparison between local cab system and on-demand car service (Uber). Uber has pretty much devastated the business of local cabs, but it depends on the people how they help local cabs and keep a balanced ratio between the usage of both businesses. According to a survey
“Uber as a primary contributor to the July bankruptcy filing of 22 taxi cab companies”
Uber being the leading app-powered service, has eventually devastated the local cabs business or probably it’s improving the services of local cabs now.
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