Yellow TaxisIf you have been to large cities in the USA, particularly New York City you will notice something. There is a high density of yellow cars on the streets! These taxis are the most common and traditional method of transportation in the city. These yellow taxis held the top spot for local commute before Uber arrived. But, the fact that Uber holds a fair share in the transportation industry proves that these taxis were lacking in some way or the other.
Uber CabsUber cabs have been a great transportation app, proving to be a great alternative to commuters. Since its success in the USA, this group has managed to launch operations in several markets around the world. Perhaps a great deal of Uber’s success comes from the fact that users can pre-book rides and get an estimate. Also, the company does not actually own all of the vehicles as that could be very problematic. Uber comes with more options than the local yellow taxi, the differences between Uber and taxi services are as stated:
Fare CalculationsOne very distinct difference between these two services is yellow cabs do not give an estimate before a ride but Uber does. Prices are made estimated on the basis of distance and approximate time required to reach the destination. Uber cabs implement surge pricing which is basically higher prices due to certain circumstances. Surge pricing comes into effect when:
- Demand is high,
- Cab availability is low
- Weather conditions are bad
- High traffic