24 Sep '16, 12pm

Google vs. Uber via commuting rideshare?

Google vs. Uber via commuting rideshare?

Google is launching a carpooling service in San Francisco that could take business away from ride-hailing leaders Uber and Lyft. Since May, Google has been testing out a carpool service using the Waze navigation mobile app for commuters to share rides to work, reports the Wall Street Journal . The system connects Waze riders with drivers heading in the same direction. Waze, which was acquired by Google in 2013, offers a distinct real-time direction service where users can share information with others on traffic conditions, accidents, and police patrol cars. Google and Waze will be opening up the program to all San Francisco bay area Waze users this fall. During the pilot program, riders have been charged at most 54 cents a mile, which is cheaper than taxi rides or Uber and Lyft rides; for now, Google hasn’t been making any revenue off the service. So far in the pilot, rid...

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