DEAR MS. SMARTPHONE: YOU MENTIONED A FEW WEEKS BACK THAT YOU WOULD FOLLOW UP ON USING SMARTPHONES TO GET TO WORK… WHAT GIVES? Rusty, Palo Alto
Dear Rusty: Glad that you keep me on my toes, and I elevated your earlier post (see below). Totally get that you want to use pooled rideshare, but it is impractical because you cannot estimate the arrival time. Uber and Lyft may have failed here, but your smartphone may come through after all!
Waze developed a carpool app that will be familiar to rideshare users…it lists the ETA, names, star-ratings, and other standard information. Waze is now doing a nationwide rollout of the app and subsidizing new riders. Whether you are the driver or the passenger, see if this smartphone app will get you moving.