As costs jump, Sao Paulo Uber drivers set to launch rival app

AMASP president Eduardo Lima shows the Me Busca app, which rideshare drivers believe will give them a fairer cut of the fares. — AFP

The Uber driver's phone bleeps out the signal to pick up a passenger, but he checks the distance and declines: with fuel prices soaring in Brazil, "I've become a mathematician at the wheel," he says.

Surging inflation has left many Brazilians struggling to make ends meet, and ride-hail drivers have been especially hard-hit.

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