Uber spied on Lyft drivers
Uber, whose activities were stoped in Italy last week, has been once again blamed for unfair competition after. It is said that the platform that provides the car service has tracked its competitors with the help of a secret application and got ahead of its competitors.
According to The Information, which reveals these claims, Uber took the activities of Lyft, one of its greatest competitors, between 2014 and 2016 using a secret program called Hell. With this application, it was possible to observe when and where Lyft drivers were available. In addition to this, they could find out if an Uber driver used Lyft as well. . Thanks to the information obtained, Uber learns which regions are more demanding and increases the number of drivers and turnaround to be preferred practice in dense areas. On this count, it is said that they were one step ahead of Lyft in every way.
The American company will be at the center of a federal inquiry because of unfair competition conditions if the appeals are right. After what happened to the company in Italy, the opening of such a case could damage the reputation of the company.
While Uber has yet to comment on these allegations, a Lyft press spokesman said, “We are in a highly competitive market. However, if these claims are true, it is very worrying. “