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Looking for a new approach to map a socioeconomics of a city? Uber has we covered.

The cab alternative, where business report pick-ups and compensate fares regulating a smartphone app, stretched to San Diego in 2012. It’s a somewhat untroubled option to get around a car-centric city, if we can hoop aloft costs. The company’s low-cost option, uberX, undercuts San Diego cab rates – $2.35 bottom transport and $1.65 per mile compared to $2.80 and about $3 a mile, respectively. Uber also now charges a $1 “safe ride” fee on these rides.

But UberBlack, “the strange Uber,” is a step adult with a bottom transport of $8 and $3.35 per mile, and UberSUV comes in during $15 bottom transport with $4.30 per mile.

As it spreads, Uber is posing substantial foe for a cab industry, during slightest in a demographic groups with straightforwardly disposable income. Uber only published maps of where people are regulating a use in any of them. Here’s San Diego’s:

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Uber trips seem to be localized in downtown, uptown and beach communities. There’s a aloft fare, though there’s also a separator of wanting entrance to a app itself. And where competence we suppose a young, tolerably wealthy, smartphone-toting San Diegans hang out?

Quartz noted a maps leave dim areas where people don’t or aren’t means to use a service, creation them radically guides to “what a world’s cities would demeanour like but bad or aged people.”

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