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Old 16th January 2017, 2:45 PM   #76
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I spend ard USD500/mth for Uber & Grabcar, riding in Singapore , Malaysia , Hong Kong and Jakarta as I travel often to these places for work.

Grabcar works better in Spore , Msia & Jkt. But only Uber in HK.

The savings is ard 20-30% from regular taxis.
LOL, still cracks me up that people waste time/money on Uber in Singapore.
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Old 16th January 2017, 4:38 PM   #77
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LOL, still cracks me up that people waste time/money on Uber in Singapore.
But during peak hrs , Uber is cheaper than Grab. During 8.30-9am a 3km ride is $15-20 in Grab , but $9-10 for Uber

In other times Grab is cheaper.
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Old 16th January 2017, 4:42 PM   #78
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But during peak hrs , Uber is cheaper than Grab. During 8.30-9am a 3km ride is $15-20 in Grab , but $9-10 for Uber

In other times Grab is cheaper.
During the same time period (8:30am-9am) for me to get to work, it's $9.50 with Grab, $10 with normal taxi from taxi stand, ~$15 with Uber.

Even the Airport to Tanjong Pagar at midnight is ~$45 with Uber, and $23 from the taxi stand.
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Old 16th January 2017, 4:48 PM   #79
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I guess just compare with few apps and book, as distance + location + direction makes all the different.

I live and work in the city so maybe that is why Uber got cheaper for me a few times.
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As a benefit, if you are mildly (ok, maybe heavily) intoxicated after a night out, and leave something valuable in the back of an Uber, it's a pretty good chance that it'll find it's way back to you.

A pair of Oakley Whiskers, and a Mac Air, for example.

Doubt I'd be as lucky in cab. except in Singapore or Japan...

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while in the US, took a ride in a Uber and what arrived? the new Tesla Model X with the autopilot!

Pretty cool to sit in it, guy was basically just on his tablet the whole time and chatting with me
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while in the US, took a ride in a Uber and what arrived? the new Tesla Model X with the autopilot!

Pretty cool to sit in it, guy was basically just on his tablet the whole time and chatting with me
Was he paying attention to the road? The one thing I can agree on is Tesla owners are over confident of the abilities of autopilot and like to demonstrate the capability by showing off how they don't need to pay attention to the road. Kind of like an infomercial, "watch how the car drives itself while I go take selfies and blog something on my tablet".
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Was he paying attention to the road? The one thing I can agree on is Tesla owners are over confident of the abilities of autopilot and like to demonstrate the capability by showing off how they don't need to pay attention to the road. Kind of like an infomercial, "watch how the car drives itself while I go take selfies and blog something on my tablet".
He was watching the roads at times. Mainly when it was coming to a traffic light or people were around the car. He was telling me that his old car, which was a bmw, was totaled while he was uber driving (he was actually on the way to pick up a passenger) and he got paid out by the company
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He was watching the roads at times. Mainly when it was coming to a traffic light or people were around the car. He was telling me that his old car, which was a bmw, was totaled while he was uber driving (he was actually on the way to pick up a passenger) and he got paid out by the company
So basically he never payed attention to the road even when he didn't have autopilot.
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Ouch....Uber El Presidente now gone.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...19-gv1ps6.html

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Uber Technologies president Jeff Jones is quitting after less than a year, amid multiple controversies engulfing the ride-hailing company that is showing signs of unravelling.

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Ouch....Uber El Presidente now gone.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...19-gv1ps6.html
This is probably a good thing. Uber as a company has a business culture I don't entirely agree with. They pretty much bully their way into getting what they want and show contempt for a the law. No surprise really that they even have issues inside the business.

Initially I did not use Uber because of this but at the same time Uber has some real good great technology behind it and that's worth supporting.
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This is probably a good thing. Uber as a company has a business culture I don't entirely agree with. They pretty much bully their way into getting what they want and show contempt for a the law. No surprise really that they even have issues inside the business.

Initially I did not use Uber because of this but at the same time Uber has some real good great technology behind it and that's worth supporting.
I agree with this. the corporate culture is a giant pile of douche bags. I use them sparingly overseas when there isn't better local options.
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I agree with this. the corporate culture is a giant pile of douche bags.
It's not surprising given they seem to be rattling some very very big cages.

The beginning of the end for Uber? I think not.

"Is this the beginning of the end for Uber?"

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The global ride-sharing giant lost its president earlier this week, days after chief executive Travis Kalanick said he would hire a chief operating officer who could help write its “next chapter”.

Jeff Jones stepped down after just six months in the role. It came after senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal resigned following revelations about allegations of sexual harassment in his prior role at Google.

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