June 28, 2017

Lyft just gave its drivers a major advantage over Uber



Fun times in a Lyft car
Image Courtesy of Lyft

Uber and Lyft drivers are often at the whims of the app that dictates what rides are coming in. The idea was to give drivers the ultimate in work flexibility — sign on to work when you want and then wait for the ride requests to pour in.

But on Friday, Lyft is introducing a new way for drivers to book rides that will change how the nascent industry has worked until now.

Now when riders schedule rides in advance, drivers can choose to accept them days or hours beforehand, with full knowledge of where the passenger is going and how long it may take them.

“It gives the drivers to control their schedule and think about what they’re going to do,” said Tali Rapaport, Lyft’s VP of Product. “We can now […]

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