Uber's Secret Algorithm to Calculate Faresby@TheMarkup
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Uber's Secret Algorithm to Calculate Fares

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Uber has quietly changed the way it pays drivers in several major cities across the U.S. Uber is using a new feature it’s calling “Upfront Fares” Instead of paying drivers for trips based on just time and distance, Uber is now using an algorithm “based on several factors” The company says the new feature provides drivers with more transparency. Drivers say they’ve mostly seen lower earnings overall since the change. On top of that, they say, it seems like Uber is taking a bigger cut of fares.

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