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What To Know About Curb Rideshare

 

Driving, especially in busy cities can take a toll as you have to deal with traffic and impatient drivers. Rideshare services are becoming the preferred way to travel. The rideshare industry is growing with an influx of new entrants offering services that aim to simplify traveling and also provide drivers with diversified means of earning. One major aspect of ridesharing is its impact on the lives of people. Rideshare is fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and also improving quality of living.

Now, the rideshare model is being channeled into the local taxi industry to help people request for local taxis via an app. Curb rideshare, a mobile app connects users directly to thousands of taxis in over 60 cities in the U.S including New York, Chicago, and Miami. Previously known as Taxi Magic, Curb is an on-demand service that allows you hail existing licensed traditional taxi via the Curb app. Users can also hail professional car hire services via the Curb app.  Taxi fleet owners are supplied with data detailing the whereabouts of their fleet and how many trips their taxis have undertaken. Curb Rideshare

This is a welcome development as local taxi drivers believe that rideshare services like Uber enjoy unfair advantages in various markets. Services like Uber and Lyft do not go through the regulations that local taxis undergo. Also, rideshare services are mobile app based allowing for easy hailing and convenience.

 

How Does Curb Rideshare work?

According to the Curb website, “local partners (taxi companies and private for hire cars) set the fares, so prices will vary depending on location. Curb does add a $2 fee to each ride for using their app.” Users will have to download the app to request local taxis. If you hail cabs physically, you will have to download the app inside the cab and input the code on the backseat screen of the taxi to pay for the ride electronically. Users can pay for rides using either cash or credit cards. Just like Uber, users can also book a ride in advance. However, Curb implements a “no surge pricing policy”.

Founded in 2007, the Curb app boasts over 50,000 taxis with 90 fleets and millions of users all over America.

 

Different Curb Rideshare Services

Professional Car Hire services

Standard

This service offers rides in a standard car that can seat up to 4 people. Riders should expect to be picked up in vehicles like W Passat, Nissan Teena, Toyota Camry or a Honda Accord

 

6 Passenger Van

This is a great for group travel to convey a party 6 people. Riders should expect to be picked up in vehicles like a Buick GL8.

 

Premium

This is a luxury option that offers rides in high-end sedans like an Audi A6L, BMW 5-series, or a Mercedes-benz E class. Premium fares are slightly higher than other services.

 

Economic

This is the cheapest option and only available in few cities

 

Local Taxis

Users can request local yellow taxis in their city via the Curb app.

Curb Share

This allows you share rides with other people. It is just like the Uberpool service.

 

Conclusion

The goal is to provide affordable and convenient transport solutions to riders all over the world. With the influx of new rideshare services, riders enjoy the merits of fair competition in the market place; lower fares and many options to choose from. Curb  is providing local yellow taxis a fair chance in the transport industry. Now, they can be hailed in-app as well as physically.

 

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All You Need To Know About Summon Rideshare

 

Uber is facing stiff competition from numerous rideshare start-ups hoping to become the next Uber. Uber disrupted the transportation industry bringing with it a more convenient way to ride that is both affordable and seamless to use. The Uber business model for operating a rideshare business has been copied by many other budding companies. The model seems to work as evidenced by the company’s growth over the years. Uber offers both on-demand and scheduled ride services to Uber users.

Now, a  service called Summon rideshare is offering scheduled rides using personal cars or local taxis to its passengers. Summon Rideshare

 

What Is Summon Rideshare?

Like most TNCs (Transportation Network Company), Summon allows users request scheduled rides online or via their mobile devices. To use Summon, you have to download the app on your smart phone and register or register online via the company website. Previously named Instant cab, the company was founded in 2012 by Aarjav Trivedi after he missed an international flight while waiting for reliable transportation to take him to the airport. With headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S, the company also operates in Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Redwood City, Foster City and San Mateo.

 

How to use Summon Rideshare

 

For Riders

It’s quite simple. On your mobile phone, download the app and register. You will be asked for your details and registration is instant. Once approved, sign-in and request either a private ride or a local taxi. With a flat fore of $12.50 for 20 minutes, fares are in no danger of surging. The company has a policy of no surge pricing.

You can cancel your requested ride for free up to 30 minutes before pick-up. You can also use Summon for your airport pick-ups and drop-offs.

 

For Drivers

Personal drivers

You stand the chance of earning up to $35p/h. You also get a no show payment (when a rider cancels) of $5 for making an attempt. To sign up as a Summon personal driver, visit this page and follow the instructions. You will be asked for some personal details like your phone number and driver license details. Once it’s completed, you will be contacted for a follow-up session and training.

 

For Taxi Drivers

The process is almost the same and you will be asked to submit your taxi permit number and driver license number. You will still need to undergo some training before you can use the service. Drivers are paid via bank deposits every 24 hours.

 

Conclusion

Just like most rideshare start-ups, it is apparent that Summon is not seeking to engage in fierce rivalry with rideshare giant, Uber. The market is big enough for everyone and one company can’t service everyone. Also, the entrant of new players into the industry is great for all players. Riders get to enjoy fair rates induced by competition; while healthy rivalry is great for service providers as it keeps them on their toes.

 

 

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All About Uber Health

 

Uber is on a path to revolutionize transportation worldwide. As a pioneer in rideshare, the company has endured its fair of challenges and obstacles and is now on the mend. By making strategic partnerships with regulatory bodies, the government and undertaking profitable mergers, Uber is determined to change the face of transportation in every field.

Now, Uber is launching a new product that is focused on the health sector called Uber Health.

 

What is Uber Health

According to Uber, “Uber Health is a HIPAA-compliant technology solution for healthcare organizations that leverages the ride hailing power of the Uber platform. The web-based dashboard allows hospitals and other healthcare professionals to request, manage, and pay for rides for others, at scale.” In simpler terms, Uber Health is Uber tailored for medical institutions. From a dashboard, medical practitioners like Hospitals, rehab centers, clinics and others can schedule and request rides for their clients and patients. uber health

 

Why Uber Health?

Uber is focused on changing the face of transportation in every sector. Statistics have shown that about 3.6 million Americans miss their doctor’s appointments due to transportation concerns and other health related factors. By partnering with organizations that provide healthcare, patients can be picked up from their homes for scheduled doctor’s appointments. The Uber Health API is designed to integrate with the organization’s existing products.

 

How Will It Work?

There is no service fee for signing up to use the service and riders do not need to have an Uber Health account. In easy steps, see how healthcare organizations can sign up to use Uber Health:

  • Create an Uber Health account via the Self-Service portal
  • Provide a valid email address and a password
  • Enter Company name
  • Fill out your payment profile.
  • Agree to terms and conditions and our privacy statement.
  • Then wait for Uber Health team to review your details and contact you.

 

To use the service, your company representative books ride in advance or immediately for patients that need it via the Uber Health dashboard. Your patients do not need to have a smart phone as they will be texted their trip details or called. The driver arrives, picks them up and drops them off as scheduled, seamlessly.

 

Conclusion

Uber Health is a cost effective way of transporting patients. The Uber Health dashboard helps pool all your logs in one place thereby making it easy to coordinate and schedule trips. Company reps can monitor trip details, see trip status and so much more. The costs of rides are based on standard Uber rates at the time and the Health care provider is presented with a monthly bill. This is really a simpler way to take care of your patients’ transportation needs.

 

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All About Arro Rideshare

 

It is without doubt that Uber is a giant in rideshare. The company provides a plethora of services tailored to suit different budgets and styles. In some cities where Uber launched, the service has met with opposition from local taxi drivers who feel that the ridesharing service enjoys unfair advantages in various markets. Uber apparently did this by introducing dirt cheap rates in these cities to the chagrin of local taxi operators. Arro

This development has met with different forms of protests. In France for example, local taxi drivers took to the streets in an anti-uber protest that quickly escalated into guerrilla warfare. Local taxi drivers in America as well have protested the unfair advantage Uber has over them as Uber drivers don’t have to pay license fees to operate and rides could be requested right from a mobile phone.

 

All About Arro Rideshare

Arro, a ride hailing app is partnering with CMT technologies to give local taxi drivers a fair chance at competing with Uber. Creative Mobile Technologies is a technology company that created the technology and media systems you find in some local taxis in America. Local taxi drivers who have the CMT technology installed in their cabs can be hailed by Arro users.

 

What This Means

Local yellow taxis will now be hailed on the streets as well as via the Arro app. Arro is an online based rideshare service that allows its users hail local taxis on-demand. The company operates in over 5 cities in the U.S including New York, Chicago, Houston, Boston and San Francisco. This is great for those who prefer to ride exclusively with yellow cabs. Now, you can request a cab right from the comfort of your home.

 

Not exactly a novel development

In a bid to assuage irate local taxi drivers in select cities, Uber also designed an API that allows its users request local yellow taxis. Arro has argued that its direct integration with local taxis makes it more convenient for both riders and drivers to request and accept rides respectively.

 

Features of Arro Rideshare

  1. No surge pricing
  2. Easy payments with in-app payment systems
  3. Local taxi drivers are said to be safer than other drivers due to licensing
  4. Hail taxis offline and online and still pay with app
  5. Faster arrival times

 

What we think

Arro still has a long way to go if it has its sights on toppling Uber in the cities it operates in. Not all local taxis are equipped with CMT technology and cabs that don’t have this technology installed can’t be hailed by Arro users. What this means is that there will be less local taxis available to Arro users and slower arrival times for drivers. It is been reported that Arro is in talks to partner with technology giant, Verifone in New York City. If this partnership is successful, there will be more local taxis operating on the Arro platform and then maybe Arro will stand a chance.

 

 

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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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