Curious Facts About Uber

Uber is a fast-growing taxi service provider. Thousands of people depend on Uber for their earnings and going from one place to another.

Here are some Super cool And Curious Facts About Uber.

10. Founded By Two Guys

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Uber was founded in San Francisco in 2009 by University of California dropout Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp who is also the founder of StumbleUpon.

9. Be Their Own Boss

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87 percent of Uber drivers said a major reason they drive on the Uber platform is to be their own boss and set their own schedule.

8. Woman Drivers

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14 percent of Uber drivers are women and 71 percent of drivers have dependents at home.

7. No Discount For Drivers

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Uber drivers don’t get any discounts or special treatment when they’re passengers.

6. Suspended in South Korea

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In South Korea, Uber is suspended because there is local legislation that potentially makes it legal to pick up non-Korean citizens, but illegal to pick up Korean citizens.

5. UberBLACK is White in Columbia

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UberBLACK cars (the most expensive in Uber’s fleet) in Colombia are actually white.

4. 10 Year Rule

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The hired cars can’t be older than 10 years, and they must have at least 4 doors. In some cities, inspections are performed by a fellow Uber driver who has been deemed responsible enough to earn the title “Pro Driver.”

3. Rating For Passengers

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You’re not the only one doing the rating, Uber utilizes a rating system for the passengers as well. Drivers say they almost always give the passenger 5 stars unless they are obnoxiously drunk, extremely rude, or late. (Want to know your rating? Easy, Just ask your driver about it, they will happily tell you 99% of the time.)

2. Destination Can’t Be Seen By Drivers

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The app lets passengers designate a destination, but the drivers don’t get this info until you get picked up and the driver starts the trip. After the driver starts the trip, it will show them the destination.

1. Rent A Car To Drive For Uber

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So, if you do not have a car that meets the companies requirements, don’t worry because there is still a chance for you to become an Uber driver. You can actually rent a car, from a company named Breeze, and you use it.

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