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All To Know About Lime Scooters

 

To ensure seamless transportation, bikes, trucks, and even rickshaws are being used to simplify daily commute. Cities who experience regular traffic congestion are embracing the use of various vehicles like bikes and rickshaws to decongest roads and reduce carbon footprints. Now, it seems Scooters are all the rave.

Scooters are fast becoming the preferred way to ride in major cities all over the world. You can certainly get places faster and it is reportedly safe as the speed of these scooters is usually throttled so that riders do not go beyond safe limits. Scooter startups seem to be dominating the world of rideshare by introducing smart bike-sharing solutions through partnerships with interested cities and campuses. In this post, we will shed more light on Lime scooters. Lime Scooters

 

More About Lime Scooters

Lime was founded in January, 2017 and first launched as a dockless mobility service. In May of 2018, the company partnered with Segway to produce scooters. The service serves both cities and campuses by providing efficient transport solutions for running errands, getting to class, and even commuting to work. The company operates in over 70 cities and counting and the company boasts it has handled over 6 million on its electric scooters and bikes. The scooters have a maximum range of 37 miles.

 

To ride:

  • Download the Lime-S app on the App store or the Play store
  • Register your account and payment details
  • Find a scooter near you
  • Unlock the scooter via the app.
  • Scan the QR code on the bike using your phone to unlock it.
  • Always wear a helmet and drive in designated bike lanes
  • Start riding
  • Press down throttle to accelerate
  • Squeeze hand brake to stop
  • Use the app to lock up the scooter at the end of the ride

 

Rates

It costs $1 to unlock the scooter and 15 cents for every minute.

 

Conclusion

Scooters are becoming a common sight on the streets; they seem to be everywhere. Various scooters start-up companies are flooding cities in a bid to win the scooter wars happening in America. Rivalry is good for the market as we see these bike companies striving to provide exceptional service. With different service options to choose from and dirt-cheap prices, consumers come out on top.

 

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All About Enterprise Vanpool Program

 

It is such a pleasurable experience when you share your ride with others. This is the kind of experience that carpool services like Enterprise Vanpool seek to provide. Since you are headed in the same direction, you can feel safe sharing a ride with coworkers. Commuters also stand to save money and time by commuting to work together every day.

Enterprise vanpool is a vanpooling service designed to cater to workers who live close to one another. Enterprise Vanpool

 

How does it work?

According to the website, the Enterprise Vanpool program allows a group of 4-15 coworkers who live near one another to form a vanpool. They meet at a central location every morning and board a Van or SUV provided by the Enterprise Vanpool program. The van or SUV is rented from Enterprise and commuters split the monthly rental costs between themselves.
To save commuting time, renters use the HOV lane to get to work; hence save a minute per mile.
At the close of work, they board the vehicle to their meeting point and either leave the car there or the driver takes it home. They also rotate the driving responsibilities so no one feels the strain of driving daily.

The Vanpool program has various services tailored to meet the needs of corporate organizations, Federal employers and even Transit Agencies.

 

Types of vehicles offered in the Enterprise Vanpool Program

All vehicles are newer models with low-mileage. They come equipped with Wi-Fi, reclining captain’s chairs, leather seating, Satellite Radio, HD radio, and GPS. Expect mini-vans, Chevy Express standard passenger vans, Ford transit vans, upgraded mini-vans, GMC Acadia Cross Over vans and many more.

Maintenance is handled by Enterprise who covers both minor and major repairs, as well as servicing.

To drive

To drive, 2 – 4 people are designated as drivers and they have to pass through a screening test after applying. According to website, all drivers must be 25 years or older (18 years or older in Michigan or New York)

 

To get started

Please call 800 VAN-4-WORK for specific pricing in your area. The service is available in over 45 states and 12,300 vanpools in various communities.

 

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All To Know About Spin Scooters

 

Scooters are fast becoming the preferred way to ride especially in busy cities that experience regular traffic congestion. You can certainly get places faster and it is reportedly safe as the speed of these scooters is usually throttled so that riders do not go beyond safe limits. Scooter startups seem to be dominating the world of rideshare by introducing smart bike-sharing solutions through partnerships with interested cities. In America alone, bike share startups like Bird, Juno and Spin scooters are flooding cities with dockless bikes in a bid to provide alternate transport solutions.

The role of rideshare in revolutionizing global transportation is enormous. To ensure seamless transportation, bikes, cars, trucks, and even rickshaws are being used to simplify transportation. In densely populated countries like India and China, bikes and rickshaws are being used to decongest roads and reduce carbon footprints.

In this post, we will shed more light on San Francisco based bikeshare startup, Spin.

 

More About Spin Scooters spin scooters

Spin was established in 2016 and launched as a dockless mobility service. It serves both cities and campuses by providing efficient transport solutions for running errands, getting to class, and even commuting to work. The company operates in over 18 cities and claims to have offered over 1 million rides. The company first launched as a bike sharing service, then later introduced scooters in February 2018.

 

About Spin Scooters

Spin electric scooters come equipped with a bell, brake lever, a throttle, anti-lock brakes and a front light.

 

To ride:

Users must be at least 18 years of age. Users that are 13 years or older must be certified by parents and guardians.

  • Download the Spin app on the App store or the Play store
  • Register your account and payment details
  • Find a scooter near you
  • Unlock the scooter via the app.
  • Just scan the QR code on the bike using your phone to unlock it.
  • Start riding
  • Always wear a helmet and drive in designated bike lanes

 

Rates

Each ride costs $1 for every 30 minutes. You can pay $29 per month and get unlimited 30-minute rides.

 

Conclusion

Scooters are becoming a common sight on the streets; they seem to be everywhere. Various scooters start-up companies are flooding cities in a bid to win the scooter wars happening in America. Rivalry is good for the market as we see these bike companies striving to provide exceptional service. With different service options to choose from and dirt-cheap prices, consumers come out on top.

 

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New Uber Safety Measures

 

Uber has been making a lot of changes recently to improve service experience for both drivers and passengers. The controversial rideshare giant has experienced some bad press in the past but seems to be making its way out of the dog house. From a change in management to a revamp of the Uber driver app, other changes since 2017 include introduction of the Uber Lite app created to reduce data usage; launch of the 180 days of change to improve driver/partner experience; and entering partnerships that are beneficial to drivers and passengers. Uber Safety Measures

Now, the company is taking the initiative to introduce extra measures to increase safety by unveiling new safety features to protect its users (drivers and passengers inclusive). In this post, we will review two new Uber safety measures: Hands Free Pickups and Address Anonymization.

 

New Uber Safety Measures

 

Hands Free Pickups

Uber recently added voice activated commands to the driver app so that drivers will not have to click through their phones so much. This way, all Uber drivers and delivery partners can accept rides and communicate with passengers on the go without necessarily going through their phones. This is a great way to keep drivers safe while their hands remain on the wheel.

 

Address Anonymization

Keeping your identity anonymous online is important. It’s important to observe digital safety and this has become important to Uber. To protect user information, drivers and passengers can communicate via the app without sharing their real phone numbers. Riders can also use cross streets as their pick-up location and drop off locations. Uber will further protect your locations by not showing your address to the driver after the trip ends.

 

Conclusion

Safety is important and it’s not just on Uber alone to protect its users. Drivers and passengers have to take extra precautions when using the Uber service. However, it’s impressive to see that Uber is taking these extra precautions to keep users safe.

 

 

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More About The Uber Rider Preferred Program

 

Uber drivers and riders have seen the company through various changes including a management transition and exits from major regions and markets. In a bid to improve its services and retain drivers, Uber launched the 180 days of change in June 2017 to improve driver/partner experience. The San Francisco Ride-hailing Company, whose app-based service is gaining grounds around the world, is determined to remain an industry leader.

To improve service convenience, Uber added more features to its app to benefit its drivers. These features include a long trip notification feature, friendlier acceptance rate policy, 6 driver destination filters per and many more. Now, Uber is introducing a rider preferred program to appreciate exceptional drivers. Rider Preferred

 

More About the Uber Rider Preferred program

According to Uber, “Rider Preferred is a designation for drivers designed to recognize those who’ve received extraordinary rider feedback on the highest percentage of their trips.” Simply, the Rider Preferred will serve to reward drivers who are frequently recognized and complimented by riders for delivering exceptional service.

 

How it works

These Uber drivers make up about 2% of Uber drivers and they will be selected to become Rider Preferred twice a year. These elite group of drivers will be sent a recognition package and an “exclusive Rider Preferred designation in the app to let riders know whenever they’re matched with one of these amazing drivers.” Also, drivers will be given an extra $1 to every tip recognized drivers receive in the following month.

The recognition package includes:

  • A “Rider Preferred” sticker for your vehicle
  • A custom black Uber travel mug
  • A video greeting card
  • A thank you note from Uber’s VP and Head of New Modalities, Rachel Holt

 

What is expected of Uber drivers

Being an exemplary Uber driver is not a tall order. There are certain levels of professionalism you must strive to attain to help improve passenger experience and get those desired tips. When a customer is satisfied with your service, they are generally generous and also give you the much desired 5-star ratings. What do you have to lose? Get to driving and on your way to earning a Rider Preferred badge.

 

 

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Ride With Revel Transit Electric Moped Service

 

We have seen the launch of various rideshare services all over the world. Now bike share seems to be all the rave. Locate a bike close to you, unlock and hop on; It’s that easy. In Germany alone, the country is already saturated with electric bike share services like Nextbike, Mobike, ofo and now Jump. Jump’s red bikes are a popular fixture in cities like Washington and San Francisco. They can also be found in campuses and corporations.

Now Revel Transit, a bikeshare service is set to take on the industry with its all-electric moped service. The service launched in Brooklyn, U.S.A on the 30th of July, 2018 as the first electric moped service in the city. revel transit

 

More about Revel Transit Electric Moped Service

 

Revel Transit was founded by Paul Suhey, and Frank Reig to give New Yorkers an efficient way to ride.

This pilot program will launch in Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg with 68 electric mopeds. The service is a novel concept in New York’s transport system and will be a great way to beat the city’s notorious traffic.

Revel Transit Mopeds are classified as Class B low powered motorcycles and are not allowed to go over 30 mph. They are not expected to be ridden on bridges and highways. The service is touted as affordable, emissions free, easy to use, and fun.

 

Minimum Requirement for riders:

Riders must be 21 years and above and have the following:

  • US driver’s license
  • Credit card
  • Safe driving record

Registration is quick and easy. If you’re inexperienced, sign up for a free lesson after registering

 

To Ride:

  • Download the Revel Transit Moped app from either the App store or Google Play
  • Register and input payment details
  • Request a moped via the app by locating the Revel closest to you
  • Reserve a Revel up to 15 mins in advance
  • Unlock the Moped’s helmet and start the Moped in-app
  • You can also end or pause your ride in-app
  • Return the Moped within the operating areas.

Please note that riders must follow traffic laws and road signs, and never ride in bike lanes, pedestrian walkways or highways. Each moped carry just one rider who must wear a helmet.

 

Pricing

To begin, intending riders must pay a one-time fee of $25 to cover a driver’s license check. You will then be required to pay just $4 for the first 20 minutes and an additional 25 cents after every minute.

Revel Moped rides can be paused while in transit for $.05/per minute, or $3 per hour.

 

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Nextbike: What To Know About The Bikeshare Service

 

Ridesharing is gaining strides globally and not only with cars. To ensure seamless transportation, bikes, trucks, and even rickshaws are being used to simplify transportation. In densely populated countries like India and China, bikes and rickshaws are being used to decongest roads and reduce carbon footprints.

In Germany, bike sharing is becoming increasing popular with various companies providing various kinds of bikeshare services in the country. The country is already saturated with other bike share services like Mobike and ofo and Nextbike. In this post, we will explore the bikeshare company, Nextbike.

 

More about Nextbike Nextbike

Nextbike was founded in Leipzig, Germany in 2004. With presence in over 18 countries and over 100 cities, the company is focused on introducing smart biking solutions all over the world. Cities or franchises can take up initiating the service in a new market. Operating costs are usually financed by rental fees paid by riders and the sale of advertising space on the bike. Sometimes, you will see the bikes partly branded by companies who purchase spaces on the bikes to advertise their product.

Nextbike builds its own bikes and its headquarters is in Leipzig, Germany as well.

 

How to use Nextbike

Registration

  • There are different ways to register for the service. You can sign-up via:
  • The website
  • The app. Download the app on play store, windows store or the app store
  • In Germany, you can also register via the platforms above and also
  • At the terminal
  • Or call the company hotline but this will incur a service charge of 3€

 

Verify your account

Confirm your payment method. Please note that your payment method can be changed anytime

 

To Ride

  • Open the app and locate the bike closest to you
  • Once you arrive at the location of the bike, enter the bike number written on the bike in the app or scan the QR code.
  • You will be sent a lock code
  • Enter the lock code in the on-board computer to unlock the bike
  • Remove the cable lock and secure it in its holder

 

Rate

You will be charged a rate of €1 for every 30 minutes, or a full-day price of €9 for 24 hours.

 

Conclusion

Bike sharing is a great way to reduce the number of cars on the road especially in cities that are densely populated. It will not only reduce traffic congestion but make the roads safer and the environment cleaner.

 

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Uber Is Testing A New Wait To Ride Feature For Cheaper Fares

 

In rideshare, the common practice is that fares surge when there is a demand for available rides. This is the opposite when there is a lag in demand as fares tend to be dirt cheap. Uber is testing a new feature that will allow riders pay cheaper fares if they will wait to ride. With this wait to ride feature, the app will let the rider know the current fare and will go on to propose that prices will drop if the rider waits till a certain time.

 

More About the Uber Wait to Ride Feature

Affordability is one of the main reasons why rideshare is quite popular and a preferred transport option. If I have to wait a few minutes to ride for cheap, I certainly will. This feature has not been introduced to the public but it seems Uber is testing it among employees. According to Quartz, an Uber employee tweeted a screenshot of the Uber app with an unfamiliar message that read, “Prices are lower at 17:00.” This tweet has since been deleted. Wait to Ride

It is apparent that Uber is not ready to deploy this feature but tests are on-going to check functionality. Uber seems to be taking steps to make its service convenient and affordable. A couple of years ago, the rideshare giant was swarmed with lawsuits and scandals that saw the resignation of its previous CEO and the introduction of a new management. With its current CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is taking more strategic actions when addressing company growth. Khosrowshahi stated that the organization “… going forward we will be focused on organic growth—growth that comes from building the best products, services and technology in the world, and re-building our brand into the mobility brand that riders, cities and drivers want to support and partner with.”

 

Conclusion

Uber is also introducing a bunch of safety features into the Uber app. These features will include a panic button called 911 assistance, safety tips developed in partnership with law enforcement, and community guidelines. These features have been pooled together in one place called a safety center and it will be easily accessible right from the app’s home screen during a trip. We look forward to the launch of the Uber wait to ride feature and the convenience it will afford users.

 

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Uber Auto Lease For European Uber Drivers

 

As a pioneer in ridesharing, Uber has enjoyed enormous success in almost every market it has launched in. The Uber business model has been copied by many other rideshare companies. The model seems to work as evidenced by the company’s growth over the years. Uber has proven to be a flexible source of income for drivers and Uber fleet owners. If you have a car registered on the Uber platform as a driver, you get to drive on your own schedule and be your own boss. It is safe to say that Uber has empowered people who are interested in partnering with the rideshare giant in various markets.

What if you can’t afford a car to drive on the Uber platform?

Drivers who don’t have access to their own cars are linked to Uber partners who have cars registered on the platform but do not want to drive. Also, leasing programs are created to help drivers who don’t have their own vehicles have access to cars and potentially own these cars. These leasing programs are usually as a result of Uber’s strategic partnership with automakers and leasing companies. In May of 2016, auto giant Toyota announced that it would be entering a partnership with Uber. Uber and Toyota would work on creating new leasing options that would allow Uber drivers lease vehicles with Toyota Financial Services providing financing to these drivers.  Uber Auto Lease

Now, Uber has entered a partnership with Leaseplan, a leading multinational fleet management and driver mobility company, to create a convenient vehicle leasing solution to Uber drivers and partners across Europe. This service will be called Uber Auto Lease.

 

More about Uber Auto Lease

The Uber Auto Lease plan currently provides mobility solutions to interested Uber drivers in Portugal, France and the Netherlands. However, Uber and Leaseplan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that Leaseplan will provide vehicle leasing solutions to over 22 countries in Europe. The partnership will see Leaseplan providing a package of services that includes repairs, maintenance and insurance to interested Uber drivers.

 

What Uber auto lease means for Uber drivers

For new drivers:

Now, you don’t have to worry about getting a car before signing up to become an Uber driver. To become an Uber driver, you can sign up through the Uber website – using our referral link: www.uberkit.net/signup.  (You get a signup bonus, which has our signup referral code already pre-populated). Note – the links redirect to the correct Uber URL.

Once you have been approved to drive, you can then go on to lease your car at the Uber office. You will be required to present the following upon signing the lease agreement:

  • Driving license (minimum three years)
  • Chamber of Commerce number
  • VAT number
  • IBAN bank details
  • A driver card

 

For existing Uber drivers:

You do not have to go through Uber to lease a car here. Visit the Leaseplan website, choose a car from the online showroom and follow the instructions stated there.

 

How It works

Uber drivers will be required to pay a fixed lease amount per week. Please note that you will only pay according to the number of kilometers you drove during the week. For example, for your first 6 months of leasing, you will be expected to pay about €157.50 weekly if you drive between 0 – 525km. The figure reduces as you spend more time driving for Uber. After spending 1 year, you will be awarded a lower rate per week and a nice bonus.

 

What we Think

Before entering into any lease agreement, it is important to do your research and ensure that there are no hidden charges. Auto leases are a great way to start your Uber business if you can’t afford a car immediately. With weekly payments, you can get to own the vehicle in no time.

 

 

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Uber in London Issued Probationary License

 

Uber has been given a probationary license to legally resume operations in London. The rideshare giant was banned after TFL (Transport for London), London’s transportation authority cited some issues bordering on negligence and Uber’s disregard for the safety of its users. Uber appealed this decision in 2017 but continued to operate although driver’s who were caught were fined.

This isn’t the first time Uber is facing fire for negligence or lack of proper screening of Uber drivers. Uber pulled out of Austin because the city mandated the fingerprinting of ridesharing drivers.

In London, TfL cited a few pertinent issues as reasons for issuing the ban. Uber’s lenient background checks for drivers and the company’s failure to report crimes committed by Uber drivers were at the forefront of the reasons for the ban. The regulation agency also accused Uber of neglecting its corporate responsibilities. Uber in London

 

Uber in London issued Probationary License

The frontier rideshare company has now been given a probationary license that will be subject to review every 15 months. To ensure that this license is not revoked, Uber in London will be expected to provide TfL with an independently verified audit of its operations every six months. Also, it must follow stipulated procedures for reporting driver criminal activities, passenger complaints, and data privacy. Uber will also be expected to update regulators when there are any changes to company policy and government.

During a two-day hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Uber admitted to its mistakes and stated that TfL’s ban prompted it to make changes to its services. In April, 2018, Uber rolled out the Uber 911 assistance panic button. Now, riders can use the service knowing that it’s never been easier to reach help when needed. Uber has also introduced a 24hrs telephone support line.

 

What Next

It behooves Uber in London to stick to the rules surrounding its probationary license. London is a big market for the rideshare company and TfL is apparently strict about protecting the safety of London residents. If this license is revoked, it might mean Uber leaving the city for good. London is one of Uber’s largest markets in Europe with over 3.5 million people who use the service. It will be a huge loss to the company if it has to give up its operations in London.

 

 

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