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Probability of getting a hire

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by UberMernda, Sep 14, 2017.


Should Uber provide probability of getting a hire as a percentage on the screen?

  1. YES

    3 vote(s)
  2. NO

    1 vote(s)
  3. May be. But not valuable

    0 vote(s)
  1. In Northern part of Melbourne, there are too many drivers compared to ride requests.

    Sometimes we have to wait for more than a hour to get first ride in the morning.

    Based on historical data Uber knows average hires in a region in a given time.
    They know how many driver's in a region.

    For example, On Tuesdaybytween 6,00AM to 6,15 AM, South morang suburb gets 3.6 hires.
    They know how many driver's in a region. Let say 5 drivers in the region.

    Then probability of getting a hire is 72%.

    Why can't they simply show that figure on our screen and update that in every 5 minutes?
  2. Cold Gin

    Cold Gin Member

    They used to send a weekly email with stats on the previous week. A graph showed the busiest hours of each day, and the average gross fares. These days they give us a great big bucket of fuck-all, presumably because the numbers are so ugly. Even the weekly update is little more than a weather report.
  3. Tonton

    Tonton New Member

    How would Uber know it before the pax actually orders a trip? Even the pax themselves change their mind at the last minute.
    Uber just estimates the demands based on the pax app running and the drivers online and if it goes over certain threshold, they put the surge on.

    It's not a prebooked service.
  4. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    Better to sleep in and head out when all the other drivers have been given their job which takes them out of area
    Might even be surge possible then and less chance of an airport where you will be stuck with all the other ants

    Many years ago when taxi fares were cheap the dispatch would ask for a driver to volunteer to do an airport as a charity to help a member of the pubic exercise

    With the goober rates what they are, airport trips @ base have got to be a loss or at best third world slave rates
    The earlier you start the bigger the chance of an airport and less chance of surge with all the desperado ants out and about

    Driver income supporting regulation cant come soon enough
    Otherwise these governments are complicit in modern day slavery
  5. Base on historical data... Uber has history, A given data , given time slot... This is more consistant in work days ...obviously week ends , this is not true as events can change the dynamics...apart from that, it should be based on historical data.
  6. DriverX

    DriverX Active Member

    Uber dont care about their drivers.
  7. Bases Loaded

    Bases Loaded Member

    It would be nice to have them implement access to data for these gold & platinum momentum partners, instead of shitty consumer incentives. There needs to be a significant advantage to that system, or even for higher-rated drivers. At the moment, you sit at 4.9+ forever and get sweet fuck all out of it.
  8. Bases Loaded

    Bases Loaded Member

    I live in Northern sub's as well and I will drive towards Greensborough or Heidelberg to get out of the 'hot zone' for drivers.

    There is always around 20 cars in the stretch of Sydney Rd between Fawkner and Coburg alone. Most of them stationery.

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