As if getting into an unfamiliar car with a complete stranger isn't scary enough.
You almost can’t visit a major American city without at least seeing one of the two major ridesharing companies, Lyft and Uber. Unless you visit Austin, Texas, that is.
“Now I will only take Uber as a last ditch option.”
“The people have spoken tonight loud and clear,” said Austin mayor Steve Adler.
To provide some perspective to see how a country of 1.2 billion people gets around, I tried my best to document the different modes of transport during my journey.
The parent company of WeChat and Uber competitor Didi Kuaidi has “permanently” blocked Uber accounts.
A crowd of angry taxi drivers and their supporters aggressively smashed and vandalized Uber cars near the city's airport to protest the rideshare app service.
Mexico City's registered street cabs are notorious for shoddy service and robberies, creating an opening for taxi apps like Uber.