For Uber Riders, Guaranteed Comfort Comes at a Cost

Uber is letting passengers tell their driver in advance that they’d like a little less conversation, and more legroom, if those passengers are willing to pay. The ride-hailing giant launched “comfort” rides in dozens of cities Tuesday. Riders are guaranteed 36 inches of legroom in “newer” cars—meaning those that are under five years old—and they […]

Car Rental Companies Are Losing Customers to Rideshares, Report Says

Car rental companies are quickly losing customers to rideshare services, according to a new report from digital marketing firm Epsilon-Conversant. In an analysis of $140 billion of travel transactions over the past two years, 63% of previous car rental customers reduced their spending on car rentals–almost a $3.2 billion loss. Moreover, 56% stopped using car […]