Google Quietly Outs Waze Rider Carpool Service in San Francisco
Google has been working on a pilot program for a carpool service in California, and the first reports about this surfaced in May. The program was tested among employees at certain San Francisco companies and it seems that Google has decided to officially launch it.
Google’s ride-sharing program, called Waze Rider, has just gone live in San Francisco, after being tested for several months. It brings some major differences compared to other ride-sharing applications, like Uber or Lyft.
One of the main advantages is that Waze Rider doesn’t focus on profit. The driver only earns $0.54 per mile, thus allowing the service to avoid being subjected to regulations, which other ride-sharing apps are required to follow and have had some issues with. Drivers would need to provide their home and work addresses, as well as information on their sched… (read more)
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