Yes, you can save quite a bit of money taking an Uber instead of a cab in most cases, but not if you leave your smartphone, purse, guitar or engagement ring behind. Kind of gives a new meaning to the term "Sharing Economy".
Uber, which does have a good system for helping you recover forgotten items, has just published a list of the most commonly forgotten items left in its cars as well as a list of the "most unique" items left behind. It also reports that Los Angeles is the most forgetful city in North America
As for most commonly forgotten, phones are #1. You'd think it might be hard to forget your iPhone or Android smartphone given that they so seldom leave people's hands, but this is the case according to the new Uber Lost & Found Index (it's simply a list, no specific numbers are shared). As for other techie items, Chargers also make the list — though I'm surprised laptops/tablets didn't crack the top 10:
10 Most Commonly Forgotten Items in Ubers
As for the oddest items left behind, the list includes everything from the pricey (engagement ring) to tasty (lobster).
50 Most Unique Items Forgotten in Ubers
Valuable Nordic walking poles
Sweet potato care package
Crime & Punishment (book)
Corn hole boards
Back massage device
Harry Potter glasses
Uber also broke out data based on the days of the week on which the most items are lost. Sunday wins out, and Sunday is also the day on which the most wedding dresses are left behind. Further analysis is required on that one.