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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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Hype Transport: Grab’s Competition in Philippines

 

With Uber’s exit from south-east Asia, the market is ripe for new entrants. The rideshare behemoth announced its departure from the region and stated that it will be selling its stake to rival, Grab. Now, Hype transport, a Philippines based service has launched its rideshare service to compete with Singapore based service, Grab.

 

More About Hype Transport Hype Transport

The service launched in 2018 in the Philippines to provide passengers with an alternative rideshare service. Since the exit of Uber in the country, Grab has enjoyed monopoly of the market. In a bid to promote competition and fair prices, Philippines department of transportation (LTFRB) accredited the ride-hailing service Hype to give riders more options and eliminate market monopoly.

Hype transport allows its users request rides in-app and through traditional text messaging (SMS). Also, riders can see their fares upfront and there is no surge-pricing.

 

Hype Transport Services

To suit unique customer needs, Hype launched 5 different services. They include:

  • HYPE Taxi – Book a local taxi through Hype Taxi
  • HYPE Pool – Share rides with other riders headed in the
  • HYPE Sedan – A ride suitable for up to 4 riders
  • HYPE AUV – A bigger option for 6 people
  • HYPE SUV – This is a premium ride option.

 

To request a ride

Download the app on google play

  • Register your identity and login
  • Set pick-up and destinations
  • Select preferred service
  • Request ride

 

Minimum Vehicle Requirements

Please bear in mind that requirements vary by city

  • Registration Number ID
  • Image of Vehicle (Front, Rear, Left Side, Right Side, Dashboard, Back Seat)
  • Car Insurance

 

To drive/partner with Hype Transport

See below thee requirements needed to drive or partner with Hype:

As an operator: owns a number of cars on the Hype Service

  • Government ID
  • TIN ID
  • Scanned Copy of PA (Provisional Authority)/CPC (Certificate of Public Convenience)

 

As a driver:

  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Professional Driver’s License
  • Medical Certificate (for 60 years old and above)

 

Conclusion

Hype’s timely launch in Philippines couldn’t have come at a better time. Customers have complained of cancelled rides and high prices since Uber’s departure from the country. Other rideshare startups like Hirna and Owto are awaiting accreditation from the country’s transport department. Hopefully with more players in the industry, riders can enjoy better services.

 

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Scoobi: Ride Quicker With Electric Scooters

 

Traffic congestion can put a dampen on your day. Trying to navigate through a gridlock can leave you feeling mentally and physically exhausted.

What if there is a simpler way to commute without the hassles of spending hours in traffic? What if you could zip through traffic and arrive at your destination in no time? This is the world that bikeshare services = are trying to create. Scooters are fast becoming a preferred way to ride all over the world. To create transportation options that are environmentally friendly, some of these scooters are designed to be electrically assisted.

In a bid to introduce a new transportation option to residents, new bikseshare service Scoobi will be launching its fleet of dockless electrically assisted scooters in Pittsburgh. These electric scooters are looking to bridge the gap between private and public transportation.

 

More about Scoobi bikeshare

Starting with 100 dockless scooters, the bikeshare service will be launching electrically assisted scooters in Pittsburgh to provide “an affordable, environmentally conscious way to experience the city” said Scoobi CEO, Mike Moran. These bikes were created by Genze, creators of electric bikes and they come equipped with 2 different sized helmets and an outlet to charge smart phones. Your phone can be mounted on the bike’s handle bars so you can monitor your miles and the bike’s battery life.

A Scoobi can travel up to 30 mph with a range of 34 miles after every full charge. The bikes have designated parking zones across the city and parking must be reserved in advance via the Scoobi mobile app.  It is important you stick to the parking zones to avoid being charged a fine.

 

To rent a Scoobi scooter Scoobi

  • You must be 18 years old
  • Have at least a Class C license

 

How to use a Scoobi Scooter

  • Download the app
  • Register your details.
  • Once your registration is confirmed, you are free to begin

 

To Ride

  • Open the mobile app
  • Locate the closest Scoobi to you (be sure to check the battery life of the scoobi of your choice in-app)
  • Reserve the Scoobi
  • You will be given 10 minutes to get to the Scooter’s location
  • Once there, use the mobile app to start the bike

For new users, you will be required to watch a few short videos that will explain the entire renting process before you begin to ride.

Pricing

Renting a Scoobi costs $5.00 for the first 20 minutes, and $0.20 per minute after.

 

Conclusion

The goal is to provide affordable and convenient transport solutions to riders all over the world. With Scoobi, transportation can be smooth and convenient. We hope to see the service spread to other states.

 

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All About Bridj Rideshare Service

 

Rideshare services are becoming the preferred way to travel. With an influx of new entrants, the rideshare industry is offering services that aim to simplify traveling and also provide drivers with diversified means of earning. Commuting in a busy city can be a drag and leave riders and drivers stressed out but with rideshare, it can be a convenient and comfortable experience.

Among the many players in rideshare is Sydney based Bridj; a company birthed to provide transport services in areas that are not adequately serviced by public transportation.

 

More About Bridj bridj

In 2014, Bridj originally launched in Boston Massachusetts to cater to areas that were under-serviced by public transport. The service later expanded to other cities like Kansas and Washington D.C by 2016. In 2017, the service was acquired by an Australian company called, Transit systems. Now, Bridj has recommenced services in Sydney, providing efficient bus services to registered passengers.

 

How does Bridj work?

Bridj is designed to serve communities by providing “pop-up” bus services. The company prides itself on using “real time” traffic data and suggestions from passengers to ensure buses take the quickest routes to destinations. The buses only stop at locations designated by passengers in the bus.

 

How to book a ride with Bridj

To begin, follow the quick steps below:

  • Download the Bridg app from google play or apple store and register. Make sure you have your credit card details handy to set up your payment options.
  • Enter your location and destination then confirm your booking. The app sends you a boarding pass in-app and a confirmation via email. You will be given details of your bus and an itinerary.
  • Bridj will also assign a safe pick-up location not far from your location where you can safely hop on board the bus.
  • Track your Bridj in real time. Now you can see your bus as it approaches in real time in-app. This will help you know when to leave your location and begin the walk to your pick-up spot.
  • To board the bus, all you need to do is show your Bridj travel pass to the driver and you can begin your trip.

 

Conclusion

It’s hard to miss the bright orange buses as they traverse the streets transporting passengers to their destinations. The goal is to provide affordable and convenient transport solutions to riders all over the world. We hope to see Bridj extend its services outside of Australia in the nearest future.

 

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More About Uber EV Champions initiative

 

It’s no longer news that Uber is changing the way it did business previously. With a change of management came a new business strategy that is “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.” Uber’s CEO made this statement when he announced Uber was selling its South-East operations to fierce rival, Grab.

Now, the rideshare behemoth has announced a pilot program designed to encourage the use of electrical vehicles. The Uber EV Champions initiative has launched in over six cities in the U.S namely San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin and Montreal Canada. In a blog post announcing the pilot, Uber’s lead on sustainability and environmental impact Adam Gromis reinforced the company’s commitment to facilitating “reliable transportation for everyone, everywhere and making our cities more efficient and less reliant on personal car ownership”. Uber EV

 

More About Uber EV Champions initiative

This program was first piloted in Pittsburg and Portland and its success prompted pilots in other cities. The Uber EV Champions initiative will reward Uber drivers in different ways when they switch to electric cars and offer rides in these cars. As a driver, you stand to be rewarded either in cash or via other incentives as an EV driver.

The initiative wants to deliver at least 5 million EV rides in 2019 through Uber drivers/partners. Uber will be partnering with leading electric vehicle (EV) adoption experts like Association des véhicules électriques du Québec, Canada, Electric Mobility Canada, Plug-in America (PIA) and others.

 

Uber Drivers/Partners Adoption of Electrical Vehicles

According to Uber, many Uber drivers have expressed interest in offering rides with EVs but are worried that the limitations of driving EVs will affect their earnings. EVs have to be charged during the day at some point. Also, some EVs can’t do the miles that fuel-powered vehicles can do and identifying charging points across the city may affect valuable work time.

To assuage these concerns, Uber identified proposed the following solutions in-app:

  • Access to EV education and resources: Driver/partners will be given up to date information on all resources, incentives, discounts, and programs they can use to their advantage in their cities.

 

  • In-app features built for EV drivers: Uber drivers will receive in-app support that will notify them when they need to charge their cars. The long trip notification feature will be of great help to EV drivers.

 

  • Advocacy for shared-use EV drivers: Using EVs for shared rides will be a great way to spread the news for the widespread adoption of EVs.

 

Conclusion

Customers who match with Uber EV drivers will be notified that they will be riding with an EV. This move will help sensitize customers about the need for a greener environment. To make it easier for drivers to charge their cars on the go, Uber will be partnering with public utilities companies like Portland General Electric to create charging networks for drivers. We look forward to the worldwide adoption of EVs in the nearest future.

 

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