Lyft – who could beat Uber gets public next month – offers a new type of carpool service that he calls his "most affordable journey", but those savings can come at the expense of your patience. Knights that choose a new "Shared Saver" service in the app will have to wait a few minutes before being matched with a driver. After that, they will be directed to walk a couple of blocks to a best choice location. Then, at the end of the trip, they will be dropped slightly blocks short of their final destination.
In many ways, Shared Saver is similar to Uber's Pool Pool, which also includes extra waiting and walking. But unlike Express Pool, Lyft says Shared Saver will not be subject to surge pricing variations.
"With Shared Saver, you will never have to worry about surging pricing," said the company in a blog post. "Always lock in the lowest prices – even when it's busy, so you'll always have a reliable way to get wherever you go, no matter what."
Initially, Shared Saver is available in Denver, Colorado, and San Jose, California, but more cities will be added over the next few months. Lyft would not say exactly the amount of cheaper Shared Saver that comes from a normal carpenter service, but it seems that screenshots shared by the company show a price 25 to 30 percent less than the next cheaper type of trip. That is not a robust calculation, however, as Lyft says that its prices vary according to the path and based on time and distance.
Horse riders have been encouraged to take more bike trips as a core mission at Lyft for the better part of a year. Lyft was one of the first travel companies to offer a carpooling, launching Lyft Line in 2014. Last year, Lyft changed the name to Shared Rides and set the goal for these caring trips to account for 50 percent of & # 39; to all business by the end of 2020. That goal fits well with other predictions, such as pricing ways to encourage more carplu and expire personal car ownership in cities.
Lyft is not the first service to offer low-priced prices for less convenient, less convenient trips. The Express Pool above, which is usually 50 percent cheaper than UberPool and 75 percent less expensive than UberX. Travel sharing service Where short trips can cost as low as $ 5, operate in New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
Lyft has been experimenting with asking customers to walk more in order to make the most of their trips for more than two years. Similarly, Lyft Shuttle now used fixed paths and flat payments to highlight a public bus system in limited tests in San Francisco and Chicago. (The service was falsely widespread on the internet for failing to recognize its likelihood to preexist public transport.)