Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
IT&Software | By Jimmie Castillo

NYC Wants Uber To Add In-App Tips

NYC Wants Uber To Add In-App Tips

Sometimes, its CEO even gets in on the act. "Ola and Uber are giving away cars with All India Taxi permits to drivers on a small down payment of R 35,000". For that reason, I typically go with Lyft.

The forthcoming Taxi and Limousine Commission rule proposal comes after months of campaigning from drivers looking to earn a bit of extra revenue with each tip.

Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend, noting that the report relates to complaints dating back two or three years, said, "We've significantly improved our processes since then".

Now, Uber is weakened, and the company's foes smell blood in the water.

According to the association, app-based cab companies made "tall promises" to drivers, like they would earn as much as Rs 1.5 lakh every month. All of this is what prompted this proposal.

"Allowing riders to tip is an important first step to helping drivers increase their earning potential", Tavares said. Lyft started offering in-app tipping in 2012, and the company says its drivers have pulled in $200 million in tips since. "We anticipate developing driver protections tailored to the many variables of the for-hire world". The Independent Drivers Guild estimates drivers in New York City are losing thousands of dollars because of no-tip custom with Uber rides.

There are still numerous steps that have to be taken before any of this will become official.

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The proposed rule is supposed to be formally introduced by July.

California regulators are investigating claims that Uber did not take proper action when riders complained drivers were driving drunk while on the clock. Uber has previously argued against allowing tipping.

That turned out to be false, and was part of a class action lawsuit brought against the company by its drivers in California and MA. Low pay was a common theme among drivers, as was Uber's manipulation of fare prices. Last year, it agreed to give tacit approval for drivers to seek tips as part of a legal settlement-while also distributing academic research arguing that customs surrounding tipping were arbitrary at best and discriminatory at worst. That included clarifications regarding tipping. Uber customers, meanwhile, face the pain of whether to tip.

"People do want to tip", he said.

The change would be a significant one for Uber, which has avoided past calls to add electronic tipping.

While Uber did not implement a tipping function, it did clarify its stance on tipping on its website. You don't have to worry about payment, and you really don't have to worry about tipping.

In most cities, Uber is a cashless experience. For example, it added the ability for riders to offer "compliments" to drivers in November 2016 - a move that was criticized by some, who said "compliments don't pay the bills".

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