Are the days of hopelessly waving one’s hand in the air as occupied cabs stream past finally over? A new crop of startups is trying to make the experience of hitching a ride a lot easier, according to a recent New York Times report.
While some ride-share services offer apps to help form carpools, these new car service startups create for-profit taxi networks based around flexible rates.
Take SideCar, which debuted this week in San Francisco. The service allows people to use their smartphone to find others willing to give them a ride.