Here’s an interesting statistic…Über drivers are 100% more likely to cancel a ride if the requester is black…
Uber and Lyft drivers are quietly discriminating against riders based on gender and race, a new study suggests.
In fact, Uber drivers in Boston were more than twice as likely to cancel rides of passenger who had “African American sounding” names than “white-sounding” names, the study suggested. Meanwhile, drivers also took female passengers for longer, more expensive rides.
The findings stem from a research published on Monday from professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Washington.