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How does the "Uber Surge" work?

Discussion in 'Uber Drivers Forum' started by Jessy, Jun 22, 2015.

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  1. Jessy

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    I'm a new driver and I don't understand how the "Uber Surge" works. Is the Uber Surge predetermined when it starts or stops? Does the yellow indicate a surge is about to begin? Is it that there are not enough drivers in an area to handle all the pings? Yellow then orange then red and then that is the surge right? Thanks!!
     
  2. Uber Downunder

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    Hi Jessy, there has been plenty written about Surge. There is an excellent video on YouTube called:
    Surge Tutorial (Part 1)...Introduction

    Be patient, if there are plenty of cars in the surge area don't run to it, that is what UBER calls "Fleet Manipulation". They paint false surges to draw cars into an area that they believe needs cars due to bookings history. It shows little regard to the costs that drivers incur chasing false surges.
     
    #2 Uber Downunder, Jun 23, 2015
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