Drivers of the Uber app announced the Uber Off world strike on Wednesday (8), a date that coincides with the company's stock debut. During this time, users who encounter problems requesting a race may resort to taxi or ride apps. Among the main alternatives are 99Taxi, Wappa, Easy Taxi and Blablacar.
Abroad, the protest is scheduled for two hours after the IPO, but in Brazil, the shutdown should last 24 hours. Other employees of private driver applications, such as Cabify and the 99 Pop category, may join the strike. Sought by dnetc, Uber did not comment on the matter.
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Drivers of the app protest against the fares and the amount they receive from racing Photo: Divulgao / Uber
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99 explained how the driver payment calculation works: "99 reports that the remuneration of its partner drivers includes two variables: time and distance traveled, plus a minimum fare. Driver's earnings are calculated independently of the value. paid by the passenger, "he told dnetc through a spokesman. The company also emphasized that it is working to improve drivers 'earnings: "The company reinforces its commitment to work to increase drivers' incomes through more calls and charging lower rates compared to competition. , 99 in favor of freedom of expression ".
The stoppage was organized in response to the fees that Uber charges drivers for per race. The fare can reach 45% of the value of the trip, and workers say that the value affects the payment of vehicle maintenance expenses and other commitments, such as IPVA and insurance. Get to know four alternative Uber transport apps best and choose the one that suits you best.
The 99 has several categories of taxi or private car transportation services. There are three modes: 99Pop, 99Taxis and 99Top, available for both Android and iPhone (iOS). The 99Taxi mode provides prices that can have discounts of up to 30%. The non-discounted 99 Common Taxi service has no difference in value from the traditional taxi, but offers faster rides, as in some cities the car is allowed to travel the bus corridor.
99 offers several categories by taxi or private car to the user. Photo: Thssius Veloso / dnetc
Wappa is an application that offers private taxi transportation services available in the states of So Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Esprito Santo. Travel with corporate taxis through the app can be requested throughout Brazil. Among the advantages of using the app are the cancellation fee exemption, the absence of standard and dynamic fare, and there is no minimum price for travel.
When ordering the car, the user can provide a reference point for the best location. After the user views the price estimate and confirms the taxi order, the race payment is made by credit card only. The cost of the route is $ 1.60 per kilometer and $ 0.26 per minute.
Simple, standard fare-free features attract passengers Photo: Eduardo Manhes / dnetc
Easy Taxi works similar to other apps. For the user to start a race, simply enter the starting and destination address and soon a taxi driver will be available.
The app displays driver's personal information such as photo, phone and car model, as well as real-time tracking of transportation. In addition, Easy Taxi features the Taxi Connect feature, where the user views the nearest taxi drivers within 100 meters. To save up to 60% on the race, the passenger can use the Easy Share function, and split the value between four unknown people who go to the same destination.
Easy Taxi offers standard taxi car racing Photo: Divulgao / Easy Taxi
BlaBlaCar used for hitchhiking in private cars. Drivers publish in the app information such as starting point, destination, date and time and then the passenger must view the best available options according to the travel route. The user divides the cost of the route among the other passengers of the race.
To ensure safety, BlaBlaCar allows you to evaluate rides and has a system for checking the profiles of users. In addition, the S To Women filter allows you to search only trips between women.
Blablacar's economy comes from apportioning values among car travelers Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
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