A month ago, an Uber client visited his son at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. He shared insight on what Uber means to him. We believe this quote from this rider means a lot to all of us.
This rider identified Uber as, "A Gift From Above."
The Dubai client goes on to say that Uber makes his life so convenient that his is so thankful for this gift. Uber is a technological gift to reward us.
In the past, rides were scarce. Most taxis extended basic customer service, which meant they pick you up, said hi, drove you to your destination and accepted payment. Uber, Lyft and even Sidecar stepped-in to make traveling convenient, refreshing, fun.
Not to take away from the hard work cabbies give, day-in day-out, but the universal perception is that Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services improved personal accountability across the transportation community. This is true. We see more taxi drivers going above and beyond to make a difference.
This "Gift From Above" reference is a good way to look at the creation of ridesharing. We thank all people involved with inventing and maintaining this ridesharing technology to improve transportation. Many people rely on this ride service daily.
Thank you Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and all ridesharing platforms who make a difference. We're thankful for this technological gift!