It's like Uber, but a lot of people get on and off it continuously

"The driver picks one passenger up, picks another passenger up, drops off the first passenger, but then picks up passenger number three and drops off passenger number two."

-- CEO Travis Kalanick, inventing the bus on stage at the DLD conference earlier in January

It's just like Uber, except it:

  1. is less efficient and burns more fossil fuels
  2. requires more management and overhead
  3. funnels all the money into Travis Kalanick's pocket instead of into the civic community
  4. sounds a lot fancier
  5. doesn't matter anyway to the drivers, who will be replaced by self-driving cars within a few years either way -- but it's cute that Mr. Kalanick leads with that, as if he cares about his employees contractors