I see a lot of people concerned about what will happen when Uber overturns regulations and kills traditional taxis. Don't be.
Uber is a commodity. They have to grow as fast as possible if they want to remain the top brand. But they're spending tens of millions of dollars of investor money to overturn laws not just for themselves, but for the dozens of competitors waiting in the wings. Once the laws are overturned, it's not like the barrier to entry is that high. I ride Uber 5-10 times per month on business trips, and the drivers typically have both Uber and Lyft running simultaneously. Drivers have 0 commitment to Uber or any other company (in fact most of them grumble about Uber when I ask), they just want fares where they'll earn a reasonable amount. The rating system means that crappy drivers or dirty cars will not last long. Uber can't jack up the rates because passengers will just fire up the competitor apps and strike a free market happy median with the drivers, who also have the competitor apps open. I mean raw capitalism has its problems, but when you ride in Uber of Lyft or your local equivalent a few times, you can see it working pretty damn efficiently.
Of course the whole concept of a driver is now just a short-term thing. As soon as self driving cars show up, these ride share services will truly be a commodity. Ride share will just be a default OS app from Apple and Google and when you summon a car you will not know which ride share company is facilitating the actual vehicle on the back-end. Uber? Lyft? Apple? Google? So long as the car shows up, who cares?