Abdoul Diallo, an Uber driver, at a protest outside the company's offices in Queens. Diallo was hesitant to provide details about the Swift app before it launches, but he says the goal will be to route profits back to the drivers. (New York Times photo)
The Uber Drivers Network, a vocal group of Uber and Lyft drivers who have organized strikes and protests in New York City, will soon have a new tool to wield in their battle for better working terms. As early as this month, instead of petitioning Uber and Lyft, the group plans to launch its own ride-hailing app to compete with them.
The group has been working with a development company for about a year to design and produce the app, which the group currently calls "Swift."
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