This Week in Rideshare: Masks, Sharing, and Gridwise.

Uber demands masks, Eats adds sharing and Gridwise tells us about their newest features. LegalRideshare breaks it down.

MONDAY 5/8/20

No mask? No ride. That’s the word coming from Uber as they ramp up requirements for riders and drivers. Fast Company reported:

Uber is said to be working on in-app mask recognition technology that will scan a driver’s face to confirm they are wearing a mask or other covering before they are even able to start accepting trips.

TUESDAY 5/9/20

COVID-19 has claimed another victim: Airbnb. The company has announced it will be laying off 25% of its employees. CNN reported:

Airbnb has also grappled with appeasing frustrated customers with refunds, and supporting its hosts, many of whom are struggling to make mortgage payments and pay bills due to coronavirus-related cancellations.


Sharing food or buying your buddy a drink takes on new meaning when we’re all stuck home. Thankfully, Uber Eats has launched an option where you can send (and share) that delivery right to them. Mashable explains:

Starting Wednesday, you can click the “Share this delivery” option at the top of the Uber Eats app and it’ll give you a tracker link to send to your friend if you sent a food (or drink) order to their house.

THURSDAY 5/11/20

As e-scooters have taken a beating (financially) there is some good news for Lime: Uber’s $170 Million investment Round. CNBC explains:

Under the deal, Uber will transfer its own electric bike and scooter division called Jump to Lime and the companies will further integrate their apps. Lime global head of operations and strategy Wayne Ting will become CEO of Lime while outgoing CEO Brad Bao will become chairman.

FRIDAY 5/12/20

As rideshare drivers have switched to delivery, we wanted to offer some tools that can help them earn more and worry less. We spoke with Brandon from Gridwise on what the company is doing for Instacart Shoppers and delivery workers.

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