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A record-breaking cold night in Siberia back in 2012 spurred the creation of a more reliable ride-hailing service that spread through Russia and now that company is making its way to the U.S. First stop: New York City.

inDriver, a new Uber and Lyft ride-hailing app alternative arrives Tuesday, the same day as the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission meets for a final vote on driver earnings and pay rules for app-based drivers.

The new ride-hailing app isn’t just a Uber copycat. Instead of ordering a car and getting a price quote for the ride and then matching with a driver after you agree to the price, the app has passengers set their own fares. On the app you throw in a “bid” for a route. Drivers get the offer and come back with their price. After negotiating the price, on the app there’s a list of different offers with other details like estimated arrival time, driver rating, and car type. Read more…

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