Not the real human made by Gett rider

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Not the real human made by Gett rider


Even as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick contemplates the driverless, robot dystopia of future passenger travel, one rival has gone so far in the other direction one of its passengers actually created life in the backseat.

Gett Taxi Baby Ride Home From Hospital

Nancy Kim and baby

New Yorker Nancy Kim couldn’t wait a second longer after a 120 block race to the hospital in the back seat of a white BMW from taxi-hailing service Gett. Kim gave birth to her newborn son in front of Columbia University’s Medical Center last Thursday.

Coincidentally, Gett, or GetTaxi, the lesser known rival to Uber, was also the target of a local “dirty tricks” campaign by Uber earlier this year, according to Valleywag.

Gett head of marketing Brooke Mooreland said by email: “Our drivers really are the best. Juliet (Ambrose) did a great job getting the couple to the hospital quickly and safely. The couple was clearly pleased with us — they booked a Gett to bring the baby home from the hospital too! I’m so happy for them and thankful everything worked out so well!”

More to the point: In the battle between Robot and Mankind, we know where we’re putting our money. (More in the New York Daily News)


This is bad journalism at its finest. How on earth is the story even remotely related to Uber? That woman just happened to be in a cab from a competing company, but she could have been pretty much anywhere else, what's the point?

I guess the writer tries to make a point that if the cab was being driven by some sort of robot or AI then there would have been no human being in the car to help the woman. That's maybe true but it's still so random and unrelated to the competition between the two companies that it's baffling this kind of content gets published by re/code.

Ryan Fox
Ryan Fox

 So the story is:  Baby born in car.  I don't understand how or why Uber is in the headline.  Feel free to use actual journalism to explain.


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