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What To Know About ORide Rideshare

 

Rideshare is becoming more popular globally and is fast becoming the preferred way to ride. The Uber business model has been adopted by various business and we have seen interesting variants of the rideshare business. Interestingly, new entrants into the industry have tried to take on Uber in various cities but Uber has proven itself to be a tough competitor to beat.

Uber has come under fire in the past for its perceived relaxed method of registering drivers. Other times, governments in various cities have expressed concerns about passenger data collected by Uber and other similar companies by citing privacy issues. Rideshare companies have opined that data collection and storage is instrumental to running a seamless online-based transport service.

Now, an Ottawa based startup called ORide has stated that it is possible to run a rideshare business and limit the amount of data collected by the rideshare company. By using a technology called “Oblivious Ride”, user travel details are encrypted and hidden from even the app developers. Only the chosen driver is privy to the rider’s travel data.

 

More About ORide ORide

A group of scientists from the Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne and Lausanne University came together to develop the Oride application.

With the aim of protecting user privacy, ORide launched in August 2016 and now has hundreds of registered drivers. Now, the company is seeking to expand into Thunder Bay, Sudbury.

 

How It Works for Riders

  • Register on the website or download the app
  • Your phone number will be requested and verified
  • Enter pickup location and destination
  • Enter credit card details
  • Then book your ride. User will be matched to the nearest driver.

 

Become an ORide Driver

Driver Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have a 4-door vehicle, SUV, Mini-Van, and others
  • Vehicle must be 2006 or newer.
  • Have a valid G driver’s license
  • Have vehicle insurance.
  • No prior criminal record.
  • Vehicle Safety Standard Certificate

 

To sign up visit the website here and enter the following details:

  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Vehicle registration
  • Your photograph
  • Void cheque to provide bank information for Direct Deposit
  • Upload photo

 

Please note that ORide deducts a commission of 15% on every ride. Drivers are paid every Friday weekly via direct deposit into the driver’s bank account.

To learn more, visit the website here.

 

Conclusion

It is important to protect user details from unscrupulous data harvesters and hackers. Rideshare companies can do well to ensure user data are not used for selfish gains. ORide seems to be customer-centric and we hope to see this move emulated by other rideshare companies.

 

Photo credit: http://www.oridetechnologies.com/

 

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Dash Cams for Uber Drivers On Amazon

 

The flexibility that Uber affords drivers is probably the primary reason why it continues to attract new drivers daily. As an Uber driver, you are your own boss and get to keep all your earnings except the commission Uber requires for every completed ride. This also means you are responsible for yourself and your passengers; therefore, you have to do everything within your power to ensure your trips are hitch-free. In some instances when things are beyond your control, you can take precautions to ensure you have your back covered. Dash Cams

There are certain items every Uber driver needs. These items were designed to make driving easier and smoother. Also, they can help you get out of sticky situations when used properly. At the top of this list are dash cams. In situations where drivers are robbed, assaulted physically or involved in accidents, dash cams can help provide evidence to help you make your case with the police, Uber and your Insurance companies. In this post, we will review top dash cams for Uber drivers based on Amazon reviews.

 

WheelWitness HD PRO Dash Cam with GPS

One great thing about this cam is its 560×1080 / 2306x1296P super HD resolution which also provide a wide angle for your recordings. When you buy this dash cam, you get free 16GB microSD and it is GPS enabled. There is a time stamp and date on every recording and once the storage gets full, unprotected old videos are automatically deleted to make room for new ones. It is easy to setup and mount. With WDR/HDR technology, this camera can record at all times of the day and during any weather.

Get it now for just $124.99

 

Z-Edge Z3

This item boasts many features designed to record great videos while driving and even when parked. With its G sensor, the Z edge detects when the car has been hit and immediately protects your videos from damage while recording the incident as well. It comes with a 32 SD card to provide enough space for storage. The video resolution is also great at 1920 x1080p with wide angle coverage. Reviews have raved about the seller’s exceptional customer service as complaints have been resolved rapidly and faulty cams replaced with new ones. This dash cam is easy to install and each video comes with a time stamp and date.

Get this dash cam now for $99.99

 

Pyle Newest Technology HD 3 Camera Dash Cam 

This dash cam is pretty easy to install; just clip it on your rearview mirror and you’re good to go. It comes equipped with 3 cameras – 2 front cameras and one external camera for seeing the road ahead. This is great as you don’t have to buy multiple dash cams. Other features include HD 1080p Recording & Hi-Res Image Capture; Built-in Microphone for Audio Recording; 4 side tilting for recording best angles; time and date stamps. The reviews on this product are mostly positive with lots of recommendations.

Get this for $119.97

 

Hisili 3″ LCD Dash Cam

The Hisili 3 inch camera brings the phrase “big things come in small packages” to mind. It supports up to 32gb storage card; HD Video 1920*1080 resolution; loop recording that ensures old videos are automatically deleted to make room for new ones. Videos are also time stamped with dates and you have the option of removing the timestamp feature before recording.

Equipped with G sensor, this dash cam detects when the car has been hit and immediately protects your videos from damage while recording the incident as well. Users have also raved about stellar seller support so you don’t have much to worry about.

Get this dash cam for just $48

 

 

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All About Uber Express Pool Service

 

Uber continues to dominate existing and new markets with variety of services tailored to suit the needs of customers. Selecting an Uber service to use is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. Uber’s mid-tier priced services include the UberX, UberXL and UberPOOL; with UberPOOL being the cheapest. UberPOOL allows two or more riders to share a ride with the fare split into fair shares for all passengers. To use the service, select UberPOOL and set your pickup location and destination. You’ll see a guaranteed fare in the app. Riders would most likely get matched with another rider traveling the same way. Whether or not you are connected with another rider, you’ll always pay the guaranteed fare.

Now, Uber has introduced Uber Express Pool modeled after the UberPOOL service with some changes. The service first piloted in San Francisco and has now spread to 6 more cities: Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Denver, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego with the hope of spreading to further. Uber Express Pool

 

How does Uber Express Pool work for riders?

With Uber Express POOL, passengers will be asked to walk to a pick up location or be dropped off in a dropoff point close to their destination. This is an effort to make the POOL routes more direct. Riders around you will be asked to wait for a few minutes at the pickup location. Riders will also split the fare just like UberPOOL. It is about 25 – 50 percent cheaper than the UberPOOL service.

Bear in mind that the UberPOOL option is still available and riders can select whether to be picked up from their homes using UberPOOL; or walk to a pickup location with Uber Express POOL.

 

What is in it for drivers?

Unlike UberPOOL where drivers have to drive to different pickup locations, the pickup location is just one spot. According to Uber, “you’ll earn the new flat fare for every added pickup stop, in addition to your usual POOL rates.”

 

Conclusion

At this rate, Uber is competing with public transport rates. It is even modeled after public transportation where riders walk to the bus stop to wait for a bus. Now riders have a pre-determined pickup spot where they wait for a few minutes for the Uber driver to arrive. The service is better that public transportation because it is a more comfortable way to ride.

Uber is seeking to make the cost of transportation dirt cheap making it possible for everyone to ride the Uber way.

 

 

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What To Do When An Uber Rider Damages Your Vehicle

 

It is true that passengers are the life line of your Uber business; but what do you do when they cause you more harm than good? Before we explore this dilemma, every Uber driver needs to know that passengers can make or mar your Uber business. An Uber rider expects professional service from drivers at all times and drivers need to meet this expectation. Satisfied passengers will guarantee repeat businesses and help keep up your ratings.

Note that Uber drivers can be reported and terminated from the service if there are passenger reports of misconduct on the part of the drivers.

There are instances where as an Uber driver, you feel helpless and this can occur when a passenger damages your car. What is the next course of action? Uber Rider

Well, see below a few steps to take when an Uber rider damages your vehicle or makes a bad mess that will need significant cleaning.

 

Make an Official Report to Uber

Do not take the law into your hands. Make a report to Uber if the situation goes beyond the normal wear and tear.

According to the Uber website, “you may be eligible for an inconvenience fee of up to $250 based on the extent and nature of the damage.” Also, Uber will also help you when you make those insurance claims so that your car is fixed.

To back up your report, you must do the following:

 

  • You must make your report within 3 business days of the incident.
  • Take clear photos of the damage and make an accurate description of the accident. This is where dash cams are important. This will help the uber driver provide video recordings of the incident.
  • Get your car mechanic to provide a rough estimate of what the repair will cost within 5 business days of the incident.

 

If a mess that requires significant cleaning was made, you must do the following:

  • Take a picture of the mess and report this to Uber within 3 working days of the trip.
  • Uber will review the mess and send you a flat fee to cover the cleaning if it is deemed appropriate.
  • In other cases, if the rider is found responsible for the mess, Uber will contact the Uber rider and the rider will be charged the cleaning fee.
  • Make sure you provide accurate and sufficient proof to back your claims or you may not be reimbursed for your trouble.

 

Conclusion

Uber is making no promises in this case. Not every report made is found to be with merit. However, Uber is reassuring drivers that they will do their best to ensure the cost of the repairs and cleaning is not borne by the driver.

 

 

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More About Ofo Bikeshare Service

 

The sharing economy has brought significant improvements to many industries by revolutionizing the way businesses are carried out. At the fore front of the sharing economy is the rideshare behemoth, Uber. With the goal to make global transportation as seamless as running water, Uber found a way to connect riders with drivers who want to use their car as a means of transporting people. Uber’s business model has since been introduced into various businesses like logistics, delivery, and restaurants to name a few.

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 China, bike sharing startups like Mobike, Ofo and Bluegogo are seeking to improve the country’s transportation system. To learn how bike sharing works, we will shed more light on the Beijing startup, ofo bikeshare service. ofo bikeshare

 

More About ofo Bikeshare service

Officially launched in 2015 as a bikeshare service, Ofo was founded in 2014 as a service that was focused on bicycle tourism. After the official launch in Beijing, the service gathered momentum as a bikeshare service with over 20,000 users. In 2016, the service spread to other cities in China. After an influx of funds from China’s rideshare giant Didi Chuxing and the tech firm, Xiaomi, the service spread outside of China in 2017. Now, Ofo has operations in Singapore, U.S, the United Kingdom, and Sydney in Australia.

How ofo works

  • Download the ofo mobile app on iOS and Android
  • Register your information and
  • Enter your payment method and you are ready to go

Getting a bike

  • Use the map function in the app to find nearby available bicycles.
  • Once you reach an available bike, scan the QR code on the license plate or enter the plate number manually into the app to unlock it then you can begin your ride.
  • Once you finish your trip, park the bike in an appropriate location, make sure you lock it then end the trip in-app.

 

How much does the service cost?

Rides in ofo’s network cost $1/ph. To pay for your trip, you can use electronic payment cards, paypal or even pay with cash. These options vary by location. You can use the in-app wallet feature which allows you add a payment method.

Once you unlock an ofo bike, be aware that the ride meter automatically activates and starts’ running until the ride is completed in app. You can rent the bike for as long as you wish.

 

Once a ride is completed, users can park the bicycle “outside of the pedestrian right of way that complies with local laws and does not obstruct traffic” or the company’s “identified ‘Preferred Parking Zones’ (PPZ) for ofo users. In the event that a PPZ is unavailable, you can park at any public bicycle rack.”

 

What this means for users

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. Now you can get to those appointments on time without fear of getting held up in traffic.

To learn more about ofo bikeshare, go here

 

 

HopIn Taxi takes on Uber in South Africa

 

There is no doubt that Uber continues to dominate the rideshare industry in most markets all over the world. As the app based taxi service continues to grow aggressively, other rideshare startups are trying to compete as well. Today, we will look at another budding startup seeking to compete with Uber in South Africa.

More about HOPIN Taxi

HOPIN taxi is an app-based ridehailing service like Uber. This app first launched in Slovakia in 2012 at a time when rideshare was still a novel concept in the city. HOPIN taxi in Slovakia services over 250,000 passengers daily. The service has since spread to the Czech Republic and is aiming to launch operations in South Africa. Uber launched in Africa in 2012 beginning with Johannesburg and has since spread its operations into 14 African cities including Lagos, Dar Es Salaam and Pretoria.

HOPIN taxi operates just like Uber; you can

  • Choose the type of taxi you need.
  • Look through a history of your rides in-app
  • Rate your experience from the ride with the driver. Compliment the driver if you were satisfied.
  • Customers are notified upon driver’s arrival
  • Add your card to your HOPIN account and pay for your taxi through direct debit or with cash.
  • In-app price calculator

However, there are a few exceptions; unlike Uber where customers do not get to demand that their drivers have certain characteristics, HOPIN allows passengers to select the gender of the driver. Also, users can specify if they’ll be travelling with kids or with a pet.

hopin taxi

How HOPIN works

To use Hopin taxi, follow the steps below:

  • Download the Hopin app on Android or Itunes
  • Confirm your location or choose a different location where the taxi is supposed to come pick you up. You immediately see the available taxis and its details.
  • Select a taxi from the options available. You can choose the cheapest, nearest taxi or one with the best ranking. Set your own search preferences, or simply select your favorite taxi.
  • Then place an order for a taxi.
  • You can see it approaching you on the map.
  • Step out when your taxi arrives.

 

Uber in South Africa is still thriving and has incorporated other Uber services like UberRUSH and UberEATS. With UberRUSH, users should expect to have a personal courier service that lets them get their parcels delivered within minutes. With UberEATS service, having food delivered is about to get even easier. The service will erase the extra stress that going out to get your meal would cost you. You will be able to order your favorite meal and have them delivered just when you want it. This will greatly improve Uber’s stance in South Africa and competitors must be willing to bring more to the table besides ridesharing.

 

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LeCab: Uber’s competitior in Paris

 

The ride share industry is growing daily with new entrants from all over the global. Uber is the largest app based taxi hailing service in the world. The San Francisco Company whose app based service keeps gaining grounds in various cities of the world is facing stiff competition from these new entrants.

Uber has also faced obstacles from local taxi operators since its launch in 2015. In France for example, an anti-uber protest against Uber quickly escalated into guerrilla warfare with local taxis as some Uber drivers saw their cabs damaged or even set on fire.

Now, a new app based taxi service called LeCab is set to take on Uber in France. Founded in 2012, the cab seeks to provide a service that is a mix between private car hire service and a taxi service. It goes over and above regular taxi services. According to the company website, LeCab” was created on a simple idea: give Paris an alternative to taxis and personal cars.” lecab

LeCab provides chauffeur services with a fleet of eco-friendly Peugeot 508 sedans. These vehicles are equipped with e-hdi technology that reduce gas consumption by 15% and also restarts 40% faster than other vehicles. There is also a dedicated iPad for every vehicle. The iPad serves as in-ride entertainment for riders: peruse magazines; listen to music; a city guide and other forms of entertainment.

 

Ride with LeCab

To book a ride with LeCab, you can download the app here for android users and here for iOS users. You can also book a ride via phone or through the company website.

As a rider with LeCab, you can choose a regular service or opt for the Priority account customer service. The benefits of being a priority customer include:

  • You get priority on all journeys and less than 5 minutes waiting time for bookings in Paris
  • Option to register as many users as you want on the same account
  • You have the option to pay for your journeys in cash
  • Dedicated phone line for easy bookings

 

To book a ride is easy, just follow the steps below:

  • Download the app and register your information
  • Select the departure address and the destination address.
    Click on ‘Order your Cab’ if you want to make an instant booking. For advance bookings, just click on ‘Book in advance’ and specify the date and time of the trip.
  • You can enter the address using three options: try the geo-location functions; move your cursor manually over an interactive map, or just select your most used addresses that are already pre-registered in our search engine.
  • Once your booking is confirmed, track the arrival of your Cab in real time using the mobile app. You’ll receive an automatic text message confirming your booking and informing you when your driver is en route or has arrived at the collection point.
  • The driver’s phone number and registration details are also sent via a text message in case there are any problems.

You can also book airport transfers and train station pickups using the service. LeCab allows 20 minutes waiting time in case your flight is delayed. Also, if you book a ride for train station pickups, the app has options that will allow you select what train station and platform the driver should pick you up from. If your flight or train is delayed, the system automatically adjusts your arrival time,

LeCab launched in Paris but is now available in 20 more cities in France.

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All about Ford’s Chariot Rideshare Service

 

Ford Motor Company is the latest automaker to throw its hat into the ring of ridesharing. The auto giant acquired San Francisco-based public transit alternative Chariot in late 2016 through Ford Smart Mobility. Chariot ran 100 Ford Transit minibuses in the US city of San Francisco which allows users to get into the vans with other riders and be taken to specific drop-off points around a city.

Commuters book a seat in one of the vans, track the journey, and board the van when it arrives. In San Francisco, Chariot started by offering rides at $3 (£2.26) and running through 28 routes in the city. In 2017, Ford rolled out the service in 5 more cities in the U.S including New York, Columbus, Austin, and Seattle and also in London. Riders secure seats via the Chariot app, but they still have to catch the bus at a designated time along specified routes. Through the use of algorithms, Chariot designs routes based on user demands. Each bus seats at least 14 passengers. With Chariot, more cars are taken off the road by creating an efficient means of mass transit.

 

How It Works

  • Download the app
  • Open the app and create an account
  • You will be asked to provide an email address and phone number
  • you will receive a text to verify your phone-number
  • Once your account is verified, you can start using the app

Book a ride on a Chariot and a seat will be reserved for you. Once a Chariot is completely booked – it will be listed as “Full”.

chariot

To find your pickup location

Once you check-in to a chariot, you are shown the address of the pickup stop in the available Chariots menu. You can also contact the service via in-app support or send an email to hello@chariot.com. There is also a live support function available on the website.

 

 

Types of services available

Commuter

This is the popular mass transit service open to all commuters.

Enterprise

The Enterprise service is designed for companies that are looking for a reliable service to ferry their employees to and from work. Company employees are transported in WiFi-enabled Chariots. Company HR have access to a Self-service dashboard that tracks ridership analytics, and allows for managing company’s active members, and updating payment information. Employees can reserve their seat and track a Chariot’s ETA.

 

Charters

You can also hire a bus for a holiday party, an office outing or a large off-site sales meeting or for other approved meetings. You can charter a Chariot on an hourly basis.

 

Drive for Chariot

Chariot drivers are referred to as Charioteers. Full time drivers are entitled to full benefits including medical, dental, vision and gym discounts.

To qualify to drive with the service, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be friendly and fun to be around
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have had a valid driver’s license in the US for at least 3 years
  • Have a valid driver’s license in the state you are interested in driving in
  • You have no more than 2 moving violations

Fit the bill and interested in driving with Chariot, go here

 

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All About SAFR Rideshare Service For Women

 

Female targeted rideshare services are becoming popular. It’s been found that some women feel safer when they either drive themselves or are driven by their female counterparts. In this post, we will discuss a new rideshare service called Safr. Safr rideshare also described as “Uber for women” aims to provide safe transportation and job opportunities for women everywhere. The service first launched as Chariot for women in 2016 but settled for Safr in 2017. The service launched as Safr in Boston but hopes to expand into other U.S cities like Washington very soon. safr rideshare

 

Ride with Safr Rideshare

If you feel “Safr” with a female driver, this service was built for you. To guarantee that you are being picked up by the assigned driver, drivers and riders are assigned a color for each ride. These colors must be verified by both parties before starting the ride.

Also, if you feel the need to contribute to female empowerment, this is the ride for you. Help females get employment by patronizing the service.

According to the company’s website, all Safr drivers undergo comprehensive background checks in criminal and motor vehicle history. They are also personally vetted by Safr through an in-person interview and driving session. This is obviously to ensure passengers feel safe to a certain degree. The app also comes with an SOS emergency button which users can hit if they feel unsafe. The user has the option of either contacting “Safr, 911, or a pre-determined emergency contact who will immediately receive a text message indicating you don’t feel safe in your ride and your location.”

Please note that Safr allows men on its platform as well but riders get the chance to pick the gender of their driver. To download Safr, go here.

 

Driving for Safr Rideshare Service

Do you want to drive for Safr? Please see the requirements below:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Have a valid driver’s license (in good standing for three or more years).
  • Driver’s license not suspended in the past 7 years (in any state).
  • Insured to drive in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Authorized to drive the specific vehicle you intend to drive for Safr.
  • Have a valid social security number issued by the United States government.
  • Not found to be at fault by any insurance company, state or local government department or agency, or court of law, in connection with a major motor vehicle accident(s) in the past calendar year—irrespective of whether such accident(s) have been recorded in your driving record by the registry of motor vehicles of any state.
  • Never cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid registration, valid driver’s license, or insurance.
  • Never cited for reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Not convicted of a crime in the last 10 years.
  • Have a valid bank account.
  • Must pass a background, CORI (MA), and driving record check.
  • Must meet with a Safr mentor or staff member for an in-person interview.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to our mission of women’s safety and empowerment.

 

Documents needed

  • Passport Photograph
  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of current insurance for your vehicle
  • Current driver’s license

All drivers must have an iphone 5c or later.

 

Vehicle Requirements

  • Car must be in good condition
  • Have four doors
  • Must be manufactured in 2004 or later

 

Ride Rates

  • Base Fare: $3
  • Cost/mile: $1.50
  • Cost/minute: $.25
  • Minimum fare: $7.00
  • Cancellation fee: $7.00

To learn more about driving with Safr rideshare service, go here

 

 

 

Drive for Uber in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Driving for Uber in Bangkok is a convenient way to make flexible income. If you want to become an Uber driver and need directions on how to begin, you have come to the right place. This post will relay a step by step process for driving for Uber in Bangkok.

 

Become an Uber Driver In Bangkok

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in Bangkok, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To drive with Uber in Bangkok, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below:

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • You (driver) must be the holder of the above, or at least a listed driver
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)

 

Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

 

Uber in Bangkok

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

Uber will typically take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically, they will take the documents provided by the intending drivers in Step 1, and do the following.

  • A Comprehensive Criminal Background Check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring Uber driver in Bangkok, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Bangkok without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some onboarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide on which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose. Your vehicle must be from the year 2002 or newer.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. The Uber services available in Bangkok are the non-commercial UberX and UberFLASH, and the commercial UberBLACK and UberSUV.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. With UberFLASH, riders are matched with the nearest driver and vehicle. Riders can get matched with even UberBLACK drivers or any available service when they opt for UberFLASH. Note that riders will not be allowed to decline the ride if they do not like the vehicle they are matched with.

With UberBLACK, riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers who dress to suit the service. Drivers in this service are held to high standards. It is the most expensive and classiest service with black high-end vehicles. This service ALWAYS has a limited number of cars operating in cities. Vehicles under this service include Acura: RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, RSX, Toyota: Land Cruiser, Sequoia and others. UberSUV is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK. Uber in Bangkok

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in Bangkok. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

Uber Rates in Bangkok

UberX
Base fare: ฿10
Cost per minute: ฿3.5
Cost per km: ฿4
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿45
Minimum fee: ฿45

UberSUV
Base fare: ฿50
Cost per minute: ฿2.5
Cost per km: ฿14
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿75
Minimum fee: ฿75

UberBLACK
Base fare: ฿50
Cost per minute: ฿2.5
Cost per km: ฿14
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿75
Minimum fee: ฿75

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

 

Nice to Know

If you want to become an Uber driver in Bangkok, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.

If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:

 

That’s all you need to know about driving for Uber in Bangkok.