Millions of Americans throughout the United States, including many from West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, are familiar with Uber. Uber is an app that allows self-employed independent contractors to log in to their app and accept ride requests from nearby riders in need of a lift. The app utilizes GPS technology to partner up nearby drivers with riders in need of a lift. While this concept sounds great in theory, the company is not doing as well as people might expect. A lot of that has to do with internal turmoil, including a very serious intellectual property suit against them.
The popularity of smartphones can be seen throughout the United States. If you are sitting in a bus or at a café, look around and notice the dozens of people with their eyes fixated on their phones and tablets. While this technology is undoubtedly embraced by many Americans, it has also led to a substantial increase in accidents on the roads.