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  • How to beat Uber’s surge-pricing algorithm (and Lyft’s too)

    Buzzfeed - 09/20/2016

    In a 2015 study, researchers at Northeastern University found that passengers with some free time on their hands have a reasonable chance of escaping Uber’s surge pricing simply by waiting it out — or by moving beyond the surge zone. They ran 43 versions of the Uber app pretending to be people in various parts of each city, and found that cities are divided into surge areas that look like this:

     

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