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What To Know About SoCar Rideshare

 

Rideshare has taken on various forms including car-pooling and even car- sharing and riders now know they have various options to choose from. Car-sharing provides rideshare options to users who want to drive but don’t own their own cars. With Socar rideshare, users can rent cars on a short-term basis and return the vehicles in pre-arranged spots. South Korean car-sharing service SoCar is widening its rich and spreading to other Asian cities like Malaysia.

 

More about Socar Rideshare

 

Socar is a South-Korean eco-friendly car sharing service for commuters who want a rideshare service but prefer to drive. The service was founded in March 2012 by Jimahn Kim and has recorded over 1.7 million users and counting. Socar expanded its service into Malaysia in January, 2018 and is available in Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar and Bangsar South. Users have an impressive fleet to choose from and your choice can be delivered to your location. SoCar Rideshare

Socar rideshare also offers Door-2-Door service where cars are delivered to a desired pickup or return location for an additional fee.

 

Vehicles available

 

Rent eco-friendly cars at affordable rates from RM8/hour. You can rent any available vehicle from 30mins to your desired duration of use.

Depending on your location, you have various vehicle options to choose from. They include:

  • Chevy Sharks
  • Kia Rays
  • Saloon Cars
  • SUVs
  • In Malaysia
  • Honda City Sedans
  • Altis
  • Passat
  • AXIA
  • Perodua Axia compacts
  • Honda HR-V SUVs

 

How to use

 

  • Download the app on Play store or the App store
  • Sign-up with a valid driver’s license, ID, and a payment information (credit/debit card)
  • Once your registration is confirmed, you can book a car
  • You will receive your booking details via SMS
  • Once you arrive at the pickup point, it’s important that you take photos of front, rear, right, and left sides of the car send it to SoCar through the app.
  • Unlock the car via the app.
  • You are free to drive
  • Refuel the car after use up to half a tank or more if you so desire

 

Driver Requirements

 

  • Must be 21 years and above
  • Have a Korean driver’s license for up to a year
  • Credit or debit card for payment

 

What we think

 

The reviews from users have been great; this is a good indication of user satisfaction. However, the downside is that Socar rideshare does not offer its service in English. Be sure to find someone to interpret for you and you are good to go.

 

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More About DriveHer Rideshare For Women

 

Rideshare is a male-dominated industry with mostly male drivers. This is posing a concern to female riders who may not feel safe driving with a male for long hours or at night. The fact that major rideshare companies have been slammed with lawsuits due to driver misconduct is not helping matters. Companies like Uber, Lyft and many others have endured unflattering media attention shedding light on various cases where rideshare drivers have sexually harassed female riders.

In the bid to make women feel safer, companies like  are launching female-based rideshare services. These services have solely female drivers that cater to women alone. In some cases, these rideshare companies actually pick up men under certain conditions. Australia based Shebah rideshare will only pick up boys from 18years and below; while Canada’s Driveher will only pickup men who are accompanied by women. DriveHer

In this post, we will shed more light on Canada based rideshare service, DriveHer.

 

What to know about DriveHer

 

The service was founded by Aisha Addo after an uncomfortable experience with a male taxi driver. She had to place a phone call to a friend who stayed on the line with her until she arrived home. That unpleasant experience stayed with her and led to the launch of the female only rideshare service in March, 2018. DriveHer launched in Toronto and focuses on driving only women and people who identify as women.

 

How DriveHer works for drivers

 

Requirements

  • Click the register button on the website
  • All drivers must be female
  • Aged 25 years and above
  • 3 years driving experience
  • Not more than 3 minor convictions and NO major convictions
  • No more than 1 AF claim in three years
  • No more than 3 claims in 6 years

 

To drive

  • Download the driver’s app
  • Register and upload required documents (Identification besides your license, safety certificate, insurance, proof of car ownership and others)
  • Go through a background check
  • Update your DriveHer profile

Please note that drivers keep 80% of every fare and payments are processed biweekly on Fridays.

 

How DriveHer works for Riders
  • Download the DriveHer app
  • Signup
  • Request a ride
  • Wait for your driver
  • Pay via your credit/debit card in-app

 

Conclusion

Update: In April 2018, DriveHer in Canada suspended its services after a data breach. The company stated that it was conducting a “maintenance check” and that it is “fixing things up”. Before this mishap, the service already had over a thousand downloads. Major companies like Facebook and Uber have had to deal with data breaches and have recovered from it. The good thing is that this vulnerability was discovered early and the company can work on improving software security.

We hope to see DriveHer bounce back soon.

 

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What To Know About Shebah Rideshare For Women

 

Taking on rideshare giants like Uber and Lyft is no small feat, but Shebah rideshare is hoping to be a direct competitor in the rideshare market with a twist. The service will focus on providing safe commute for women through an all-female network of drivers. The initiative is to help women feel safer and also eliminate concerns they might have about being by men. Uber and other rideshare companies have faced a lot of backlash and lawsuits stemming from driver misconduct and sexual harassment.

A number of rape and assault cases have been brought against various Uber drivers around the world. An Indian Uber driver was arrested for raping a female passenger in December, of 2014. In 2017, an Uber passenger in Virginia was abducted and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver after he picked her up. Lyft has also come under attack after one of its drivers in Mandan allegedly assaulted a passenger sexually in August, 2018.

To say there is a need for a rideshare service that gives women a sense of security is an understatement. Shebah rideshare is hoping that its service will give women more transport options to choose from. Shebah rideshare

 

More about Shebah Rideshare

Shebah, Australia’s first female only rideshare service was founded by George McEnroe in March 2017. The service was founded in Melbourne and has since grown nationally to include the following states:  Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Hobart, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide and Perth. It now boasts over 400 drivers with over 12,000 downloads and growing. Shebah caters to all women and unaccompanied children. Boys from 18years and below are allowed to use the service.

 

Drive for Shebah Rideshare

In addition to providing safe commute for women, Shebah wishes to empower women financially. All Shebah drivers are females who will take home 85% of their earnings. Driving for Shebah is flexible with a great perk: you don’t have to worry about safety when you drive.

 

Basic Driver Requirements
  • You’re at least 21 years old.
  • You have an iOS or Android phone.
  • You can comfortably and confidently speak English.
  • You agree to follow our vulnerable passenger guidelines.
  • You’ve held an unrestricted Australian driver’s license for at least 12 months.
  • You have access to a car in excellent condition, with a minimum of four doors.
  • You have an ABN and are registered for GST.

Depending on your state, you may need to meet more requirements.

 

Riders

To use Shebah:

  • Download the app on App store or Play store
  • Register your account and enter payment details. (All payments are electronic)
  • Set location and pick up request
  • You will be notified when your ride is arriving

 

Pricing

Fares are city-specific. Riders are asked to pay a $2 booking fee for advance bookings.

Passenger fares are calculated thus: base rate + (cost per minute × time in ride) + (cost per km × ride distance).

 

 

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Get Your Kids Places With Kango Rideshare

 

It’s no argument that rideshare has come to stay and is proving to be a favored and popular mode of transportation all over the world. In as much as it is convenient, rideshare companies seem to have a problem with guaranteeing safety. Rideshare giants like Lyft and Uber have faced multiple lawsuits stemming from driver misconducts. They are also not allowed to transport unaccompanied children. It’s a huge endeavor to create a rideshare platform that caters to kids and minors; but Kango is willing to take up the mantle.

 

What is Kango

Kango was launched in 2012 by Sara Schaer as a peer-to-peer carpool service. The service has since grown and in 2015, it was turned into an app-based rideshare service. The service now operates in over 6 cities in the Bay Area and boasts 12 employees and growing.

Kango rideshare seeks to address issues faced by parents who want to get their kids safely to school and even possibly babysit them. This way, parents have trusted agents who will cater kids to school while they focus on getting to school.

 

How does Kango stand out from the rest? kango

Popularly referred to as the” Uber for kids”, Kango is adamant about tackling safety concerns that parents might have about leaving their kids in the hands of strangers. Companies like Uber have been asked to introduce stricter driver vetting policies to help reduce instances of driver misconduct. Kango’s website details its stance on safety on its website by stating that it “is committed to a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol abuse, use of a mobile device (texting or talking) or engaging in inappropriate conduct while providing services for Kango. Any drivers or sitters who violate this policy will be removed from the program.”

  • To ensure that parents have a good measure of faith in its services, Kango ensures intending drivers pass through rigorous screening processes. They include:
  • Fingerprinting
  • Background checks
  • DMV records check
  • Childcare experience
  • Trustline certification in California
  • Many more

 

To become a driver or sitter
  • Must be over 21
  • Vehicle model must not be older than 10 years
  • Submit their information online at kangoapp.co/drivers

 

Pricing

Drivers stand to make about $35 an hour. The job is flexible and a great way to earn money.

 

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Turo: More About The Car-sharing Marketplace

 

Cities are benefitting from the impact of rideshare. People have more convenient ways of commuting and also, the number of jobs that ridesharing creates is providing alternative streams of income for households. Rideshare has taken on various forms including car pooling and even car sharing and riders now know they have various options to choose from. In this post, we will explore how car-sharing service – Turo works.

With Turo, vehicle owners can put up their cars to be rented on the platform.

 

More about Turo Carsharing

 

This peer-to-peer car-sharing service was launched in Boston in June 2010. It was formerly known as RelayRides and takes after companies like Airbnb and Ebay who are taking over the online marketplace.

Previously, the process of renting a car via Turo wasn’t entirely hassle-free as an in-car device had to be installed to enable remote processes like GPS monitoring and remote locking. However, things took a turn for the better in 2012 when RelayRides partnered with General Motors to devise a way for renters unlock these vehicles via the mobile app. The company formally changed its name to Turo in 2015 and also shifted from just focusing on short-term rentals to long-term rentals as well. In 2018, the company announced that vehicles on the platform can now be unlocked via the app.

The company has since expanded its services all over the U.S (excluding NYC) and also boasts international presence in Canada, the U.K and Germany.  Turo

 

How Turo Works

 

Renters stand the chance to rent over 700 unique cars from the Turo carsharing marketplace. Turo boasts rates that are up to 35% less than traditional car rentals.

To rent a car with Turo:

 

  • Download the app on Play store or the App store. You can also sign up on the website
  • Register using your Facebook, Google, or your email and wait to be confirmed.
  • Enter your travel dates and browse listed cars for one that suits your needs
  • Book the car and the vehicle owner will accept or decline your request within 8 hours
  • Arrange pick-up with the owner
  • Inspect the car before accepting it then off you go
  • Be sure to return the car with the gas topped off as received.

 

How Turo Works for Vehicle Owners

Listing your car

 

If you will like to list your car, its easy. Turo offers coverage of up to $1 million in liability insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance during trips.

  • Download the app on Play store or the App store. You can also sign up on the website
  • Upload details of your car and photos
  • Fill a calendar to notify renters when your car will be available

 

Please note that Turo will set your car rental price based on the market value of your car and other details. You will also be paid 65% to 85% of the trip price via direct deposit within five days. If you have commercial insurance and decide to waive Turo’s vehicle protection, you earn 90% of the trip price.

 

 

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BlaBlaCar: An Innovative Way To Carpool

 

Carpooling is a convenient way to commute. Traditionally, people who work in the same organization or around each other come together to commute to work. They pitch in for the cost of fuel and rotate driving. Even parents form carpools to take the kids to school, this way, they get some time off when it isn’t their turn to drive.

Now with app-based carpool services, a more modern mode of carpooling has been introduced. With companies like Carma and BlaBlaCar carpool, the place of carpooling in our society is becoming prominent. The solutions that carpooling proposes addresses issues that are both detrimental to the environment and also make commuting stress-full.

BlaBlaCar is an online marketplace for carpooling that connects drivers and willing passengers. The company boasts presence in 22 countries mostly in Europe.

 

More About BlaBarCar

 

Founded in 2004, the company was first a travel community website and was called Comuto. Later, various carpool sites were launched under Comuto and in 2011, BlaBlaCar was introduced in the United Kingdom. The company later re-branded and took on the name BlaBlaCar to unify all its other carpooling services with its headquarters in Paris, France. The company now boasts over 60 million users and over 18 million travelers every quarter.

The company’s name BlaBlarCar is due to its rating scale for drivers. Bla is for the non-chatty drivers; BlaBla for the talker; and BlaBlaBla for the non-stop talker.

 

How to use BlaBlaCar BlaBlaCar

 

  • Download the app on Play store and the App store.
  • Sign up using your Facebook account or email. You can also register online on the website.
  • Log in
  • Register your details and complete the profile page as a passenger or car owner

 

Fares

 

Fares depend on the country of operation. In India, rides are priced from ₹300 depending on the city. In France, fares are priced from €6. BlaBarCar acts as a broker and takes 12% commission off every ride.

By providing easier and more convenient ways to travel, BlaBlaCar Carpool is a win-win for all parties involved.

 

 

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More About Carma Carpool Services

 

The place of carpooling in our society is becoming prominent. The solutions that carpooling proposes addresses issues that are both detrimental to the environment and also make commuting stress-full.

Over the years, rideshare has taken on various forms but still with the same aim; to simplify transportation while reducing greenhouse emissions and traffic congestion in our cities. To ensure seamless transportation, many cities enforce HOV (High Occupancy Vehicles) rules where roads have dedicated lanes for these vehicles. In a bid to provide smart carpooling solutions, Carma Carpool launched its services in 2007.

 

More About Carma Carpool

Formally known as Avego, the company changed its name to Carma in August, 2013. The name change heralded a new corporate identity as well. With headquarters in Cork, Ireland, Carma has quite a strong presence in the U.S with offices in San Francisco, Texas, California and others.  In addition to providing app based carpooling services to commuters, the company in 2014 partnered with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) in Texas to introduce automated tolling discount programs for carpoolers in Austin.

 

How Carma Carpool works

 

Carma’s premier service was carpooling and this service has since evolved with the introduction of real-time information on vehicles and smart management carried out with GPS and other technologies.

In addition to matching drivers with riders, Carma also provides corporate rideshare services and other shared mobility services.

 

To use Carma Carpool

 

Conclusion

One major aspect of ridesharing and carpooling is its impact on the lives of people. You can’t argue that carpooling companies like Carma are doing a great deal to simplify transportation. Rideshare is also fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and also improving quality of living.

 

 

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What To Know About Skip Scooters

 

It’s no news that electric scooters are becoming more popular and fast dominating the streets. In fact, San Francisco issued a ban on electric scooters in the city when it seemed you couldn’t go anywhere without trampling on a scooter. Now, just 2 electric scooter companies Skip scooters and Scoot are currently allowed to operate in the city.

We see this changing soon as San Francisco is a big market for electric scooters and other e-scooter companies will likely be appealing this verdict rigorously. Skip scooters, one of the scooter companies selected for the new pilot program first launched operations in Washington D.C before making its way to Portland, Oregon and now San Francisco. Skip Scooters

 

More about Skip

Skip Scooters was founded by Mike Wadhera and Sanjay Dastoor. The company is doing things differently by making its own scooters more durable with plans of introducing custom made scooters rather than grabbing scooters off-the shelves and putting a brand on it.

 

How To Use Skip Scooters

  • Download the Skip Scooters app on Google Play 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

 

What to expect

Performance

  • A 36V-350W Hub Motor
  • Battery life that lasts all day
  • 30 mile range
  • Scooters max out at 18mph

 

Scooters also come equipped with:

  • Adjustable handle bar height
  • Ergonomic controls
  • LED headlights, tail lights and brake lights

 

Pricing

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

 

Conclusion

Various scooters start-up companies are flooding cities in a bid to win the scooter wars happening in America. With different service options to choose from and dirt-cheap prices, consumers come out on top.

 

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What to know about Cabify

 

Cabify is connecting riders with the best local drivers at the best prices with the aim to provide seamless and comfortable transportation. Founded in 2011, Cabify is a Spanish transportation company that allows users request rides via a smartphone. Just like its rival rideshare company Uber, the company is carving quite a niche for itself in the Spanish community.

Ridesharing is gaining strides globally with a regular influx of startups vying to offer specialized services all over the world. In densely populated countries like India and China, bikes and rickshaws are being used to decongest roads and reduce carbon footprints. It is apparent that rideshare is here to stay and companies like Cabify are focused on introducing smart riding solutions all over the world.

 

More about Cabify

The Spanish company has presence in over 35 cities around the world including Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Brazil, Argentina and so many more. Cabify was founded by entrepreneur Juan de Antonio after a failed attempt to introduce electric vehicles in some European cities. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth and recorded over a million downloads in 2016 with a valuation of over $320 million.

 

How to use the service 

You can register via the app or on the website

To register via the app:

  • Download the app for Androidcabify and iOS from your app store
  • To register via the Web:
  • Visit the website and click on register.

 

Verify your account

Confirm your payment method. Please note that your payment method can be changed anytime. Users can pay for rides using their credit cards or with a PayPal account.

 

To Ride

Via the app:

  • Choose your pick up and drop off points
  • Select the type of vehicle you need. You’ll see a price estimate.
  • Check your journey information is correct and press “Order now”.

 

Types of Cabify Services

  • Executive – This service is offered with classy vehicles like Mercedes S-Class and others
  • Lite – This service uses nice vehicles like Toyota Avensis and other
  • Group – This service offers rides with vehicles that can convey up to six riders
  • Other services include Cabify Express, Cabify Taxi and others.

 

Cabify’s services targets corporate and private passengers.

 

For Drivers

All drivers have to undergo a thorough selection process including psychometric tests, drug and alcohol tests and a test of their knowledge of city routes will also be tested. The company aims to make the service a full time job for drivers and in Spain, Cabify drivers are under a commercial contract to provide the service.

 

Conclusion

The company seems to have taken a friendly approach with the government unlike its rival Uber. It is operating legally in most cities where it has a presence. By operating legally, drivers do not feel unsafe and are free to offer services without fear of being arrested.

 

 

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