Uber cheaper than New York City taxi - for now
Uber, the controversial car-hailing app, is waging war in New York City.
The company is temporarily cutting rates by 20% in the Big Apple, making it cheaper to get a ride from Uber than from a yellow cab, the company said Monday in a blog post.
While the rate cut is an experiment, it could become permanent if demand goes up, said Josh Mohrer, general manager for Uber in New York City.
Uber lets customers request a car with a smartphone app. Using your phone's GPS, Uber sends its closest driver to your location. The fare is charged directly to your credit card once the ride is complete.
Interesting. Uber has been having issues in California. Will be something if they can actually compete with the infamous NYC taxi services.