Report: Ride-hailing saves money for big city commuters

Uber logo on the passenger side of a vehicle in San Francisco. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Using UberX and UberPool lowers weekly commuting costs for customers, compared to owning a car, in 4 of the 5 largest U.S. cities, according to Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker's latest presentation on internet trends.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies' lofty claims about their impact on transportation have often been met with skepticism.