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All you Need To Know About Getaround

 

Car sharing is taking on different forms but all with the aim to reduce traffic congestion on our roads and make transportation as seamless as possible. One major aspect of car share is its impact on the lives of people. Car share is fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and also improving quality of living. Car owners can earn more money on the side by offering their cars up for rideshare or driving these cars by themselves on various rideshare platforms like Uber.

Getaround is a player in the rideshare industry that enables car owners share their under-utilized vehicles with approved members on the Getaround platform. Unlike some other car sharing services that own their cars or just leave their cars in various locations for people to find and use, Getaround lets people list their cars on the platform for members to rent.

 

So how does Getaround work?  Getaround

Getaround operates in over 20 cities in the U.S including San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles and many more. The service launched in 2011 and is based in San Francisco. Founded by Elliot Kroo, Jessica Scorpio and Sam Zaid, the company aims to improve the environment and cities.

 

To be eligible to register on the service, you must:

  • Be at least 19 years old. If driving a Tesla or other “Specialty” vehicle, must be at least 25 years old.
  • Have no major violations or alcohol/drug related incidents in the past three/seven years.
  • Have no more than two violations or accidents combined in the past three years.
  • Drivers under age 21 must have a clean driving record (no violations or accidents in the last three years)
  • Must have been licensed for at least two years.
  • If you have a U.S Drivers license, you will be required to pass an instant driver record check the first time you rent.
  • International drivers must be 25 years and above

 

To use Getaround

  • Download the app or sign up online and register (Please know the app has strict verification procedures and you will be asked to also confirm your identity via Facebook)
  • After registration, you must submit photos of your driver’s license and face before you can start to use the service.
  • Approval takes between 1 – 2 business days. After you are approved to drive, you can start renting on Getaround. Membership is free!

 

For Car Owners:

Your car must meet the following requirements:

  • 2005 or newer with under 125,000 miles
  • Available at least 50% of all weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Available at least 50% of the month
  • Have less than 125,000 miles.
  • Seat no more than 8 passengers, and must be a private passenger vehicle with at least 4 wheels.
  • Your car must pass safety inspection
  • You must have a valid credit card on file.

 

Getaround guarantees car owners earnings of $75 – $200 per month in select cities. To list your car, go to https://www.getaround.com/sharecar to begin. There are no restrictions on how low you can price your car. To be a car owner on Getaround, membership costs $20 per month and cars are rented at an hourly rate.

 

 

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How To Become A Successful Uber Driver

 

The advent of Uber has precipitated an avalanche of mixed reactions in various industries. The transport industry for instance has witnessed an influx of varying models of rideshare. People have become empowered by signing up as rideshare drivers. In Egypt, it is recorded that the number of driver-partners added to the platform had increased to about 2,000 weekly. Successful Uber drivers are emerging and growing.

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. On the other hand, residents can now ride in comfort at affordable rates induced by fair competition between rideshare companies. To become a successful Uber driver is not a given. It takes self-will and working smart.

In this post, we will review some tips to help you become a successful Uber driver.

 

  1. Drive efficiently Successful Uber Driver

This is very important especially in busy markets. It is expected that as an Uber driver, you should have great knowledge of the routes in your city without relying a great deal on maps. Maps are not always accurate and you can spend valuable time trying to navigate out of a way one way street. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions (not from your passenger so you don’t appear inefficient). Also learn to do a quick research of your destination by looking at Google maps or your Waze app. This way you can anticipate what streets to avoid. Learn to use U-Turns rather than driving various blocks to find the right street. Remember time is money and any successful Uber driver should maximize it.

 

  1. Drive carefully but smartly

Speeding through traffic can make you vulnerable to road accidents. Speeding can also make your passenger annoyed and give you low ratings. It’s also important to drive within the speed limit to prevent attracting speeding tickets. To be a successful Uber driver, you have to limit your expenses and paying fines and car repairs will only cut into your earnings.

 

  1. Take advantage of weekdays

I know most Uber drivers believe they make more money during the weekend but this shouldn’t always be the case. Weekdays can be an avenue for earning good money if you know what you are doing. Mornings of weekdays means driving people to work and the evenings for driving passengers from work. Position yourself in locations where people don’t mind riding an Uber to work. In between the morning and evenings, you can also position yourself in busy areas and business districts so you can drive those attending meetings. Just don’t overlook any day.

 

  1. Offer great customer service

When you are polite to your customers, you not only get tips but you just might snag 5 star ratings which are always a good thing.

 

  1. Know when to take a rest

I understand the need to put in long hours so as to earn a lot of money. However, it is important to get adequate rest and also know when to take a break. There is no point tasking yourself till you breakdown. When you are ill, this means you can’t drive or earn money.

 

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Uber In Cairo Leading in Africa

 

With ridehailing constituting two percent of all rides in Egypt, Uber in cairo is growing in leaps and bounds and is determined to capture all of Cairo. Uber who launched officially in Cairo, Egypt on Feburary 2015 has announced that its expansion in Cairo is to see how it can add its strength towards reviving the country’s dwindling economy. While speaking with a CNN interviewer- David Plouffe, Uber’s Chief Advisor stated clearly that whatever the state of the economy might be, Uber sees it as an opportunity to move the country forward.

Since the launch, Uber in Cairo has thrived despite battling numerous competition like KarTag and Careem,to become the leading market in Africa. The capital city of Cairo, known for its snarling bottlenecks, has become Uber’s fastest-growing city in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in less than a year after the company began service in the country. So how did Uber in Cairo, Egypt beat markets like South Africa? Let’s take a look:

 

Increasing population size in Cairo

With over 20 million people in Cairo, Uber is in high demand. The company is determined to meet the needs of this teeming population by introducing new services like UberBOAT, a seasonal service to convey passengers via the Nile River in the city. Uber currently runs the UberX and the UberSELECT service and is said to be in talks with the government to launch a bus service. Also, most youths will always prefer comfort and luxury if it’s affordable. This has seen Cairo’s teeming youth population embrace Uber’s services to the displeasure of traditional taxi drivers. Uber In Cairo

 

Uber adds about 3,000 new drivers monthly to its service in Cairo

This is an impressive number and a way of growing the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country. About 40 percent of the company’s drivers in Egypt were unemployed before joining the service. It helps people diversify their source of income – making driving with Uber in Egypt a viable option for just about anybody who is of age. In 2017, it was recorded that the number of driver-partners added to the platform had increased to about 2,000 weekly.

 

Cash payments in Cairo

Uber was forced to introduce cash payment options due to the fact that a sizeable amount of the population are unbanked and do not have access to electronic payment cards. With the option to pay for rides using cash, Uber has reached even those without access to credit/debit cards.

 

Conclusion

Despite the protests staged by disgruntled local cab drivers, Uber continues to grow and attract more drivers and passengers. Some local cab drivers have migrated to the Uber platform while others see the rideshare giant as a disruption. Due to fuel subsidy cuts in Egypt, many residents are leaving their cars at home and using other means of transport like Uber for commuting.

With more people embracing the concept of rideshare, Uber in Cairo doesn’t seem like it will be going away anytime soon.

 

 

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What You Need To Know About Micab

 

The rideshare industry is growing with new entrants vying for a fair chance to compete and offer its services in different cities around the world. As a frontier in rideshare, Uber has faced competition in various markets with new and existing rideshare companies hoping to topple the rideshare giant. Now, a Philippines start-up called Micab is using the Uber business model to provide rides using taxi companies.

 

What is Micab?

Micab was founded in 2012 by Eddie Ybañez and Kenneth Baylosis. The company launched in the province of Cebu in the Philippines to provide taxi hailing service to riders. With over 1,000 cabs operating on the platform, the service connects taxi drivers to riders in a seamless manner. Now, Micab boasts over 4,000 taxis on its platform servicing Metro Iloilo and Metro Cebu with plans to expand into other cities. New and existing taxi fleet companies now have a platform to reach the thousands of riders that use Micab.

Even though Micab is offering an online-based taxi hailing service, users can request rides even when they are not connected to the internet. The service allows users request cabs via SMS as well. With the goal of making the service affordable for its users, Micab has eliminated booking fees and surge rates from its service. The company makes money by advertising brands on the platform.

 

How Does It Work?

  • Download the app on Itunes and Google play micab
  • Register on the platform
  • Enter your pickup point and destination using the GPS tracker
  • Press “Get micab”
  • After the ride, you can rate the driver as you wish

 

Features of the Micab App

  • Track your driver’s ETA using the apps GPS tracker
  • Chat or call your driver in-app for free
  • Request a ride without internet (SMS rates apply)
  • View your ride log history in-app

 

Conclusion

Micab announced its partnership with the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association (PNTOA) and the Association of Taxi Operators in Metro Manila (ATOMM). This partnership will give Micab access to 20,000 taxis, half of which will be deployed by 2018. The service hopes to serve the rest of Southeast Asia in the future.

 

 

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All about Bird Electric Scooters

 

The face of transportation has experienced an overhaul in the last decade with the introduction of online-based transport services like Uber. Companies like Uber and Lyft are encouraging rideshare where riders can leave their cars at home and request a driver to pick them from their location. According to Uber, the aim is to simplify transportation and make the process as seamless as running water.

Over the years, many startups have introduced simpler ways of travelling with bike-share, car-pooling, and even sharing vans and buses. Now Bird, a scooter-sharing company is looking to accomplish the same feat with electric scoters. The San Francisco based Bird has been described as “the Uber for scooters”. With Uber leading the pack in ridesharing, Bird is hoping to change the face of transportation by using electric scooters.

 

More about Bird Electric Scooters

Bird is an electric scooter sharing company based in San Francisco. The company was founded by Travis VanderZanden, a former Uber and Lyft executive in 2017. Based in San Francisco, the company raised $100 million series B funding in April 2018 bringing the company’s valuation to $300 million.

Since its launch in 2017, the company has recorded over 250,000 rides on these scooters across Santa Monica. The electric scooters come equipped with a motor, battery and GPS.  According to the company’s CEO, the aim is to reduce car ownership and pollution in the environment.

Bird Electric Scooters

 

How to use Bird Electric Scooters

To use a bird scooter, you have to be:

  1. At least 18 years old
  2. Have your helmet with you
  3. Be a licensed driver

 

How much does it cost?

These Bird electric scooters reach a speed of 15mph and also come equipped with brakes. Riders will pay $1 to unlock the bike and begin the trip and an additional 15 cents per minute traveled.

 

How to Request Bird Electric Scooters

  • Download the Bird app on iPhone or Android
  • Register and log in
  • Find the nearest Bird scooter. The app will show you the battery level of the scooters shown to you on the map.
  • Locate the scooter, tap the unlock button on the app and scan the scooter’s QR code.
  • Scan your driver’s license
  • You are ready to ride your scooter

 

Feedback

Bird issued a statement in April 2018 saying that San Francisco officials are trying to shut down the service. The presence of scooters all over the streets of San Francisco has met with mixed reactions with many claiming they are creating a nuisance. This isn’t solely the fault of Bird as other competitors like Spin and Limeback also launched electric scooters.

To clean up the streets, Bird is recruiting chargers all over the city to gather these scooters at night and charge them. The scooters will be taken out in morning for riders to use during the day.

Do you want to become a charger and earn $5 for each Bird you charge? Go here to register.

 

 

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The New Uber Wait Time Will Charge You For Being Late

 

Uber is known for offering a service that is affordable and above all, convenient. Users can request a ride from the comfort of their homes and wait till the ride arrives and is waiting before leaving home. The previous Uber wait time allowed the convenience users craved. Users had a 5 minutes grace period to get from their location to the waiting ride. According to Uber, many riders have misused this generosity by making drivers wait longer than the allotted 5 minutes. Uber Wait Time

 

The New Uber Wait Time Explained

Well no more; Uber’s new policy embodies the saying “you snooze, you lose”. If you are not at the car after 2 minutes of the Uber arriving, Uber begins to charge you the “per minute rate” for your city. This is added to the total fare at the end of the ride. This policy piloted in NYC, New Jersey, Phoenix and Dallas and has moved to other markets like Singapore. Drivers are free to drive off if the rider is 2 minutes late and they won’t incur a penalty. Furthermore, Users will be charged a “no show” fee if they don’t get into the car within 5 minutes of the driver arriving.

“Drivers’ time is valuable, and while we expect riders to request a ride only once they’re ready, we know that waiting for a rider at their pickup location can be frustrating. In select cities we are running a small pilot so that drivers are compensated for their time even when riders are running a bit late or have a change of plans. When riders and drivers are respectful of each other’s time, the whole system runs more smoothly and the Uber experience improves for everyone” Uber tells Techcrunch who first broke the news.

This is a little tricky as Uber’s ETA for drivers isn’t always accurate. Many users have called out the rideshare giant by pointing to the fact that drivers do not usually arrive as estimated by the app. Sometimes, drivers arrive minutes early or several minutes later than estimated. Making users wait outside for a ride to arrive goes against all that Uber is known for which is primarily convenience. Users will rather opt for hailing local taxis when they are ready.

 

 What We Think

These changes seem uncharacteristic as Uber has always been customer-centric. This new Uber wait time seems to be totally focused on drivers with no benefit to riders. It fails to put into consideration the elderly; people who live in high rise buildings and those who have some difficulty walking. It might take up to 5 minutes to get from your building to the gate if you fall into any of the aforementioned category. It seems Uber is anxious to please its drivers to prevent them from moving to competitors.

On the other hand, it might just be advisable for users to request a ride when they are ready. Monitor the driver’s arrival on the app and as your ride gets closer, make your descent to the pick-up spot. This will be a win-win for all involved.

 

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Uber Sells To Yandex Taxi In Russia

 

Rideshare giant Uber sold its stake in Russia to Russian based competitor, Yandex Taxi thus signaling the end of Uber in Russia. The company merged with Yandex Taxi in July 2017 after investing $225 million into the venture. According to CNBC news, Uber will own 36.6 percent of the company while Yandex Taxi will keep about 59 percent. The rest will be shared among employees of the company. Yandex TaxiYandex invested $100 million into the venture and the company is now valued at about $3.725 billion. The company will operate in in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, and Georgia.

 

Yandex Taxi

Yandex Taxi is a subsidiary of Yandex, a Russian search engine. It is also Russia’s biggest online taxi hailing service. Yandex Taxi lets users order an official taxi on the website or via the app without calling a dispatcher. Before the merger, Yandex Taxi was reportedly used by about 200 Russian taxi companies that conveyed passengers by operating about 20,000 taxi cabs. Since the merger, the company has grown tremendously.

 

How to use Yandex Taxi

  • Download the app on your Android device or iPhone
  • Enter your pickup location. The service automatically determines your location. Proceed to tap “Next” if you want to confirm your location.
  • Click To and enter your destination address; this allows a fixed fare to be calculated for your ride.
  • According to Yandex Taxi website, you have the opportunity “to enter up to three intermediary addresses (tap +). You can only make changes to a route that includes intermediary addresses while placing your order.”
  • Choose a type of service and select your payment method. You can switch payment method from cash to card.
  • A comments section is provided for any additional information that will aid the driver find you.
  • Complete the ride request by clicking “Order taxi”.

 

Conclusion

This isn’t the first time Uber will be surrendering to competition in a region. The company announced in March 2018 that it will be exiting Southeast Asia and selling its business to rival, Grab. In August 2016, Uber’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick issued a statement on his Facebook page confirming news that Uber’s China Business will be uncharacteristically merging with Didi chuxing, a Chinese ridesharing giant. Healthy rivalry is good for any industry. The goal is to provide affordable and convenient transport solutions to riders all over the world. These mergers seem to be doing just that.

 

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Self-driving Company nuTonomy Partners With Lyft

 

Lyft  is set to take on the future and compete fairly in the future of rideshare by debuting self-driving cars in Boston. Lyft partnered with self-driving company nuTonomy to pilot its first set of self-driving vehicles. This service was rolled out at the end of 2017 and riders are being randomly matched with these self-driving cars. However, these vehicles are not completely autonomous; a human driver is placed behind the wheel to take over if the need arises. The pilot began in Boston’s Seaport district and will hopefully move to other cities soon.

Lyft announced this partnership with nuTonomy earlier in 2017 and then piloted the service at the end of the year. According to nuTonomy, the aim of this partnership is two folds: ‘First, we want to let members of the public experience driverless vehicles firsthand, so they can better understand the impact this new technology will have on their lives. Second, based on feedback from pilot participants, nuTonomy’s engineers will adapt and improve our system, so that we can deliver an autonomous transportation experience that is extremely safe, efficient, and comfortable.’ nuTonomy

 

So how will it work?

NuTonomy has been operating self-driving vehicles in Boston since January of 2017. Tests were carried out in a park somewhere safe within Boston out of the way of regular traffic. As the service is now fully operational, riders will be randomly paired with one of these self-driving nuTonomy cars.  All you do is request a ride with Lyft and you could be paired with a self-driving car.

 

Conclusion

This timely development couldn’t have come at a better time for Lyft. The company’s biggest rival Uber has been beset with many unfortunate incidents and even experienced a change in management. The roll out of a driverless service without any incident helped to put Lyft at the forefront of rideshare. However, the company’s rival Uber is also testing its driverless vehicles in Pittsburgh. Uber also working with Hyundai and has acquired OTTO – the self-driving truck technology company. Already, we have more people embracing the concept of driverless cars. It is safe to say that the future of driving will see most vehicles becoming partly or fully autonomous.

 

 

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Uber Freight: How It Works

 

The trucking industry in America is valued at a whooping $700 billion-a-year. As the face of the auto industry is changing, the trucking industry is experiencing a revamp of its own. The rideshare model and the autonomous driving technology are being introduced into trucking. The aim is to simplify the process of engaging trucks and also reduce the stress on truck drivers and owners. Already at the forefront of rideshare and web based transportation services, Uber is taking on freight as well with Uber Freight. uber freight

With the aim of eliminating the middleman, Uber freight links carriers with shippers. Through an app, carriers book the load they want to transport and they can see immediately how much they will be paid. To make things easier, the app is free to use. All carriers are paid within 7 days.

 

 

Who is Eligible to register on Uber Freight?

  • Only carriers with authorized carriers with MC or DOT numbers are eligible
  • Sign up on the Uber freight website and select if you are a carrier or shipper
  • Expect to be contacted by company representatives
  • You will be asked to submit a few documents to confirm that you are an authorized carrier
  • Have No Conditional or Unsatisfactory Safety Rating

 

 

You must submit the following as well:

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Bank Account Information to make your payments through direct deposits

 

How does it work?

  • First download the app on iphone or android then register/signup
  • Select the load you are interested in carrying
  • Book it and the app will confirm it
  • The type of freight currently available is 53’ dry van and reefer.
  • Carriers are paid within 7 days of receiving an accepted proof of delivery
  • Uber freight also pays for accessorials for loads booked via the app.

 

Conclusion

Typically, shipping companies get matched with carriers through brokerage firms and the broker takes a commission. With Uber freight, carriers have the luxury of deciding which load they want to carry at their convenience. Uber believes by eliminating the middle man, the entire matching process is cost effective for all parties involved.

 

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More About Truxx; A Truck Sharing Start-up

 

Trucking is an integral part of any economy. Moving items across town, from city to city and even cross country is part of everyday life. It can be nerve wracking organising vehicles to convey your loads to a preferred destination. If the items to be moved are very large in size, trucks or pickups will have to be utilised. Everything used to be so manual: contacting a trucking company or van owner; booking their services and then following up until the driver arrives to pick up your items. The entire process can take a toll.

In a bid to simplify the process of engaging truckers and van drivers, the rideshare model is being incorporated into the trucking industry. The industry is embracing the concept of ridesharing. Truxx, a truck sharing start-up was founded to act as an intermediary between those who need large vehicles and such vehicle owners in their community. Whether as a last-minute need or to be scheduled for later use, Truxx aims to meet this need.

 

How does it work? Truxx

Using the Truxx free mobile app, users can place a request for a pick up or van driver to help him/her move items. These van owners can even be neighbours who have listed their vehicles on the app. The company has termed the service “your buddy, with a truck.”

 

Types of products Available

TruxxMe

This product serves users who do not need help loading items into and off the vehicle. They just need the driver and the vehicle to help convey the load to their requested destination. This will cost users about $25 per half hour.

 

TruxxHelp

With this offer, the driver will help the user load and unload the vehicle. The user will be charged about $35 per half hour.

 

TruxxRetail

This covers the partnership Truxx has with retail stores and services like Shop Your Way. Users stand to earn Cash Back in points to shop in select stores.

 

Drive with Truxx

 

To become a driver, go here

  • Please note that you will undergo back ground checks
  • You will also be asked to present certain regulatory and mandatory documents to prove driving eligibility.
  • Drivers will earn 70% of whatever the customer is charged. You will be reimbursed for toll fees and all tips will be given to you.
  • Drivers are paid within five business days.

 

It is impressive to see start-ups vying to change the face of the trucking industry.

 

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