Those folks may save a little money, not get rich. The ones getting rich are the owners of Uber. It isn't fair that they are running what is essentially a taxi company using under licensed drivers and under insured cars. They can argue they are a tech company all they want but unless they make it a requirement that all drivers who sign up with them use a licensed taxi as the transport vehicle and have a class 1, 2 or 4 license, they are breaking the law. These laws exist to protect consumers. Yes, they also cost consumers money, but I think that is better than the alternative. Plenty of warning about avoiding unlicensed and unregulated cabs in countries that don't enforce it.
Agreed. Nobody is saying that Uber isn't welcome to use their technology to better serve clients and address a market opportunity All regulators are saying is that they need to play by the proper licensing rules..
Uber takes 20% of the fare AND tip for each ride. Someone is making money.