“ Your Uber driver just turned into an auto-driver with better information on traffic and demand.”
Completely disagree on this one. There are two main differences why this is significantly better than autos.
- Auto drivers do not understand or have data on the entire demand network. So, they end up overquoting than what they should.
- The problem with autos was not so much the price. It is a market after all with alternatives. You can just choose not to take it. The pain was haggling with them. It is a frustrating experience. You don’t have that here.
Knowing price upfront (rather than a variable range) makes me more comfortable as a customer. I don’t need to worry about whether the driver is taking the route on the GPS or anything else.