Uber's app can information its drivers to the most cost effective fuel

Uber's app can guide its drivers to the cheapest gas

Uber drivers are (nonetheless) formally unbiased contractors after the corporate settled fits in a number of states, so each dime spent is a dime not earned. No less than they will not have to go away the app to seek out low cost fuel, because of a brand new Uber driver app function referred to as Gasoline Finder. It exhibits the worth and relative place of service stations on a map, and when drivers faucet on the icon, exhibits the precise distance and identify. An extra faucet provides them flip-by-flip navigation for the quickest route.

The corporate tries to maintain drivers within the app by providing constructed-in navigation and different options. Till now, although, drivers making an attempt to juggle fuel costs have been pressured to make use of third-get together apps like Fuel Buddy, which suggests probably carrying a second telephone. That is not crucial, and Uber says it additionally up to date the app’s driver dashboard to make it simpler to seek out issues like passenger scores, journey historical past and receipts with out going to a pc.

Uber just lately settled a $one hundred million lawsuit with drivers in Massachusetts and California, pending approval by a decide. Drivers sought to be reclassified as staff, fairly than contractors, citing labor legal guidelines. The phrases of the settlement imply drivers keep unbiased, so Uber nonetheless does not need to pay medical, insurance coverage and different bills. Whereas the drivers did not get what they needed, they did squeeze some concessions — they will not be deactivated with out rationalization, for example. New coverage modifications additionally imply tipping is simpler, however in contrast to the fuel finder, it is nonetheless not included within the app.

By way of: The Verge
Supply: Uber