- From pickup to payment, rideshare services run through a smartphone app. With the tap of a button, a passenger is paired with a driver (whose profile pops up onscreen). For a friendly vibe, Lyft’s standard greeting on arrival is a fist bump.
- In the more casual culture of rideshares, users tend to sit next to the driver, not in back. Rideshare business models vary: Uber uses a demand-based method system; Lyft has a set price of approximately 26¢ per minute and $1.13 per mile.
- Lyft reviews are a two-way street. Drivers and passengers score each other on a scale of 1 to 5. Three or fewer stars and you won’t be matched together again.
This featured originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of Los Angeles magazine