It’s reported that Lyft has suspended its carpooling service for the Bay Area of California around San Francisco, but that it is not “giving up” on the feature.
The website Engadget reports that the company is “pausing” the carpooling service it launched a few months ago because it wasn’t able to entice enough drivers to sign up for it.
It adds that Lyft presented the programme as a way to earn between $4 and $10 per ride just by picking up people going the same way. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out, and the company reportedly told the team behind the offering that they’ll be transferred to other divisions.
“While we think a scheduled carpool feature is the right long-term strategy, it is too soon to scale to a meaningful level where supply matches demand. We learned a lot and will apply it to new and existing projects — like Lyft Line — as we drive our vision forward to solve pain points in commuting,” it said in a statement to Forbes.