Uber is installing interactive touchscreens in its vehicles

Thor

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Wow, nice deal that company must have gotten a good cash injection now for further developments
 

Messugga

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On the 24th of January, I used an Uber in Sandton that had this already fitted.
 

The_MAC

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Is there a need for this? Pretty much every rider has a smart-phone, only the ones that get the ride booked for them might not
 

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Touchscreens installed in Uber vehicles will allow riders to view information about attractions and restaurants, and allow them to select from various local entertainment options.
Including brothels and massage parlours?
 

DA-LION-619

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I use Uber as my primary means of transport. On the weekend I got an Uber with the camera on the roof doing the mapping thing.
 

DA-LION-619

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Also to note, this isn't new. I've seen a similar in the taxis in Durban.
 

SilverCode

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Uber is installing interactive touchscreens in its vehicles
I thought Uber didn't own any vehicles? Anyway, this seems like more annoying advertising thinly disguised as "information". Do No Want.
 

SilverCode

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They have some agreement with Wesbank if I remember.
My understanding of that deal is it was still the purchasers car, but Uber would give Wesbank first cut of the drivers profits to pay back the loan. Uber never owned the car, the bank did on behalf the the driver. Maybe there was some agreement between the 3 parties that Uber can direct what happens with the car. If that is the case, the drivers are in a poor situation.
 

DA-LION-619

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My understanding of that deal is it was still the purchasers car, but Uber would give Wesbank first cut of the drivers profits to pay back the loan. Uber never owned the car, the bank did on behalf the the driver. Maybe there was some agreement between the 3 parties that Uber can direct what happens with the car. If that is the case, the drivers are in a poor situation.
Even from what I've heard that the driver needs to give the car back after a year I think.
 
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