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What to Know About Zebra Cabs

 

Uber in Africa is facing stiff competition with other rideshare companies offering the same service at lower prices. In this post, we will examine South African rideshare company, Zebra Cabs. With the intention of providing comfortable means of transportation in South Africa, Zebra Cabs is taking on Uber in the country.

It is equally important to note that unemployment is a big problem in most African countries. Zebra Cabs is seeking to empower locals by giving them a means of earning an income and running their own businesses.

 

What to Know About Zebra Cabs

 

It is reported that Zebra cabs transports over 2100 passengers per week and hopes to have over 3,000 metered taxis on South African roads by 2020.

Founded in January 1, 2008, Zebra Cabs is a South African taxi company based in Gauteng. In 2011, the company became fully operational by tapping into the metered taxi industry and creating entrepreneurs. Zebra cabs gives interested owners/drivers the opportunity to run their own business by providing them with brand new vehicles either via rental or car finance. These drivers can also go on to own these vehicles in the long run. Drivers are free to access riders via the app or via street hailing. Zebra Cabs

 

About Zebra Cab vehicles

 

Zebra cabs are brand new customized Toyota Corolla vehicles. These vehicles come equipped with road-mapping systems, a tracker, external cameras, and plush leather seats. The cars are also air-conditioned to provide utmost comfort.

To Register

It’s easy! Follow the steps below:

  • Open the app
  • Click on “Register”
  • Fill in your details
  • A 4 digit OTP (one time pin) will be sent to you via mobile messaging
  • Enter the 4 digit code received
  • Click “Done”

 

Zebra Cab operators

All Zebra Cab drivers are professionally trained and educated. Depending on an operator’s credit profile, Zebra Cabs can help with car finance or help generate deposit to start a business. To drive with Zebra Cabs, you must have the following:

  • A PDP License
  • South African ID
  • Proof of residence
  • To be an existing Operator

 

Conclusion

Healthy rivalry in any industry is good. The presence of other taxi aggregators in South Africa will give Uber and its rivals an incentive to provide great service in the country.

 

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How Rideshare Network Works

 

Over the years, rideshare has taken on various forms but still with the same aim; to simplify transportation while reducing greenhouse emissions and traffic congestion in our cities. Rideshare has become a popular mode of transportation all over the world. To ensure seamless transportation, bikes, trucks, and even rickshaws are being used to simplify commute, decongest roads and reduce carbon footprints.

Carpooling is also a great way of decongesting roads. Many cities are enforcing HOV (High Occupancy Vehicles) rules where roads have dedicated lanes for these vehicles. In a bid to provide smart carpooling solutions, Rideshare Network debuted its services.

 

How Rideshare Network Works Rideshare Network

 

Using a simple website and an interconnected system, Rideshare Network arranges shared rides in Canada and in the US. Users can arrange rides via the platform, chat with other users, read rider reviews and driver reviews before making ride arrangements.

The company currently operates in North America and is looking to expand its services using Nodes.

What are Nodes?

 

According to Rideshare Network, “a node is a separate Rideshare site for your area”. Cities and towns that require ridesharing in their area will have a separate site created for them; but it is named after the city or region and has the region in the URL e.g  (https://yourtown.ride-share.org).

 

To Request Rides

 

  • Visit the website
  • Enter your location and destination
  • Indicate if you will be a rider or driver
  • Register on the Rideshare Network using your Facebook account or email.

Please note the following:

  • A chat application is available for users to communicate
  • Drivers and riders arrange trip costs and gas money before trip begins
  • Users are asked to rate their experience
Safety

 

Rideshare Network does not perform checks on users, so riders and drivers need to be very careful and observe a few safety checks before agreeing to a ride.

  • Ensure you meet your ride companion in a public space before getting into the car
  • Read ride reviews
  • Enquire about the condition of the car
  • Ask for references
  • Ensure that the driver is approved to ride on the platform
  • Be alert

 

 

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Learn More About Car2go Car-sharing Service

 

Cities are benefiting from the impact of rideshare. It has provided more convenient ways of commuting and also, the number of jobs that rideshare services create are providing alternative streams of income for households. Rideshare has taken on various forms including carpooling and even car sharing and riders now know they have various options to choose from. In this post, we will explore how car-sharing service – Car2go works.

 

What to Know About Car2go

 

A subsidiary of Daimler, Car2go is a German car rental company concerned with providing car sharing solutions in Europe, China and North America. The service was launched in Ulm, Germany in 2008 and offers Smart vehicles and Mercedes-Benz vehicles to users. The service operates via an app where users can register and access parked vehicles. The service now boasts over 2.5million users and over 15,000 vehicles all around Europe, Asia and North America. Car2go

 

How to Use Car2go

 

  • Download the app on the App store or Play store or signup via the website
  • Register your details (The process takes up to 2 business days)
  • No reservations required
  • Access parked cars via the app
  • Park in approved spots all over the city

 

Pricing

 

Car2go charges a per-minute rate but also offers discounts for hourly and daily rentals. Please note the rates cover the cost of rental, maintenance, insurance and parking.

 

Types of Vehicles

 

Car2go usually offers smart cars that are solely powered by electricity and also gasoline powered cars. These vehicles are either two-passenger vehicles, the Mercedes Benz GLA or the Mercedes Benz CLA. In the past, the service had to withdraw its smart cars from certain cities like London and San Diego due to a dearth of charging stations. Smart cars in these locations were replaced by gasoline powered cars.

 

Conclusion

 

It’s apparent that car-sharing solutions are here to stay. People are buying into the idea of sharing cars rather than owing them. The impact of this type of service on the environment is very positive.

 

 

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More About Haxi Rideshare

 

By disrupting the global transportation sector, Uber introduced a simpler way to commute without the hassles of traditional taxi hailing. There is a reason why the rideshare behemoth continues to dominate the transportation industry while new entrants scramble to topple Uber’s position. Now, the Uber business model is being incorporated into other forms of rideshare. Uber competitors are forming community based rideshare services to meet the needs of people within a town or city.

Haxi rideshare is one of such community based rideshare services. With Haxi, users who need rides can request rides from registered community drivers.

 

More about Haxi Rideshare

 

The service was officially launched in December 2013 by Aleksander Soender, Joonas Kirsebom and Robert Daniel Nagy. It was first premiered in Stavanger, Norway as a web based app. In 2014, its mobile application was launched to make for more convenience. Haxi rideshare is based in London with presence in other cities including Norway and Denmark. The service has since grown from 3,000 drivers and 42,000 users in 2014 to over 12,000 drivers and 100,000 users in 2017.

Haxi began as a “supplement to public transportation” but has since become a preferred mode of commuting for its users. Haxi Rideshare

 

How does Haxi work

 

For Riders

  • Download the app on your Android device or iPhone
  • Register your details

To book a ride

  • Click the Shout button (car icon) on the start screen
  • Type where you are going to and your location, how many riders and time of ride
  • Pick a driver from the list and send your ride request to the driver via direct message

 

For Drivers

  • Download the app
  • Click settings on your profile and choose driver.
  • Give details about the car
  • Choose your hours
  • Choose your subscription service

 

More about Haxi rideshare subscription

 

Haxi offers free subscription for limited access and paid subscription services. If you want to use the service for specified days with access to all its features, you need to get an access pass which is not free.

 

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What To Know About Flywheel Rideshare

 

The Uber business model for operating a ridesharing business has been copied by many other budding companies. The model seems to work as evidenced by the company’s growth over the years. As much as ridesharing is convenient and affordable, local taxi companies feel like rideshare companies enjoy an unfair advantage as they are not as regulated as the traditional taxi industry.

Now, this model is being used to meet the needs of local taxi companies. Flywheel rideshare service is pooling local taxis in one place via the Flywheel app to help riders request taxis conveniently.

 

More About Flywheel rideshare

 

Based in the Bay Area, the e-hailing app is designed to cater to both riders and drivers. Riders will download the app to be able to request rides. For registered local taxi drivers, the smartphone based service will act as an operating system to help get more rides and provide a smart metering service.

Flywheel currently operates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Sacramento, and Portland. The service just launched operations in New York and will be servicing the city’s yellow taxis and giving them the opportunity to compete with the likes of Uber.

 

How Flywheel rideshare works for riders

 

To begin, follow the steps below:

  • Download the app
  • Create an account
  • Enter payment method
  • Then, request rides
  • The apps will match you with local cabs around you

The service allows you track your driver’s arrival via the app and you can check your driver’s ETA.

 

For Drivers

 

Registering with Flywheel will give drivers more riders as the app will help pool riders located around you. Drivers will also be paid quickly via Flywheel’s DirectPay system. Drive when you want and on your own schedule.

 

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Try Zum Rideshare for Kids

 

The Uber business model for operating a ridesharing business has been copied by many other budding companies. The model seems to work as evidenced by the company’s growth over the years. As much as ridesharing is convenient and affordable, rideshare companies seem to have a problem with guaranteeing safety.

The rideshare model has been adopted in various forms to cater for not just adults alone but even kids as well. It is important to prioritize safety when dealing with kids and this is where companies like Zum rideshare come into play. Rideshare giants like Lyft and Uber have faced multiple lawsuits stemming from driver misconducts. They are also not allowed to transport unaccompanied children.

Creating a rideshare platform that caters to kids is a huge undertaking; however Zum rideshare is willing to take up the mantle. Zum Rideshare

 

More About Zum Rideshare

 

The company was founded in November, 2014 by Ritu Narayan and Vivek Garg. It caters to children and teenagers between the ages of 5 – 17 years. Striving to become the go to “Uber for kids”, parents and caregivers who work full time jobs can now have their kids transported to school without worrying about running late for work.

Schools are not left out as Zum rideshare also partners with local schools to transport kids to and fro daily.

 

How Does Zum Rideshare Stand Out

 

To compete in an already saturated industry, it is important to bring something unique to the table. For now, there aren’t a lot of rideshare companies competing in the “Uber for kids” niche but it’s still important to stand out.

Not a lot separates Zum from the likes of Kango and Hopskipdrive. They all boast thorough driver vetting and safety. However, Zum riders can see all their driver details up to 12 hours before a scheduled ride.

 

How Zum Works For Riders

 

To begin, follow the steps below:

  • Download the app on iOS or Android 
  • Create an account
  • Create a member profile for your kid
  • Enter payment method
  • Then choose to ride now or schedule for later

 

How Zum Works For Drivers

 

Zum drivers are known as Zumers. To drive for Zum, you have to meet some requirements and be willing to be subjected to background checks.

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have experience working with children
  • Own a 2008 or newer four-door vehicle in great condition
  • Have a clean driving record & pass background check
  • TrustLine approval

 

You will also be required to undergo the following:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Live scan
  • Pass Zum’s 22-point vehicle inspection and certification

 

Please note that new drivers can enjoy up to $500 signing bonus. Drivers can also earn up to $32/ph and choose their own hours.

 

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Bounce Rideshare To Take On Uber

 

Every so often, we hear of companies making an entrance into the rideshare industry in the quest to take on Uber. As a pioneer in ridesharing, Uber has enjoyed enormous success in almost every market it has launched in. The Uber business model for operating a ridesharing business has been copied by many other budding companies. The model seems to work as evidenced by the company’s growth over the years. Now, Bounce Rideshare has its sights set on taking on Uber.

 

More About Bounce Rideshare

Founded by Mike Potter, Bounce was created in 2016 and currently operates in San Diego alone but with hopes of expanding soon. An interesting fact to note about Bounce Rideshare is that Mike Potter had in time past successfully litigated civil and employee rights.

 

What Drivers should know about Bounce

Although it is a rideshare company like Uber, Bounce is doing things differently when it comes to its drivers. Bounce will be compensating drivers a little differently from other traditional rideshare companies. The company will be taking into account how much time drivers spend on the road, how well they promote the company and for how long they have been driving for the company.

Bounce is offering the following incentives to drivers: bounce rideshare

  • 75% of what the passenger pays minus the booking fee, with a minimum fee of $4
  • Royalties for drivers and riders referred directly and indirectly (This is more detailed and mind-blowing and will be explained to drivers upon signup)
  • Royalties that come in even when you are no longer an active bounce driver
  • 1000 stock options when they sign up with a 25-month vesting schedule

The list above is by no means exhaustive and frankly a big reason to sign up to drive with Bounce. Many have compared the compensation package to a pyramid scheme. We will let you be the judge of that.

Although Bounce doesn’t destination filter like Uber, it lets drivers know how many miles the rider will be going.

 

What Riders should Know

 

To use the Bounce Rideshare service:

  • Download the app on Play store or the App store
  • Register and enter payment details
  • Request a ride

Riders have the option of adding drivers to their list of “favorite drivers”. This does not guarantee that they will always be matched with favorite drivers but Bounce seems committed to making this happen.

Fares

  • Booking fee – $2.24
  • Per Mile – $1.15
  • Per minute – $.15

 

 

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What To Know About SoCar Rideshare

 

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

 

More about Socar Rideshare

 

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

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

 

Vehicles available

 

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

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

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

 

How to use

 

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

 

Driver Requirements

 

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

 

What we think

 

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

 

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More About DriveHer Rideshare For Women

 

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

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

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

 

What to know about DriveHer

 

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

 

How DriveHer works for drivers

 

Requirements

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

 

To drive

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

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

 

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

 

Conclusion

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

We hope to see DriveHer bounce back soon.

 

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What To Know About Shebah Rideshare For Women

 

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

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

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

 

More about Shebah Rideshare

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

 

Drive for Shebah Rideshare

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

 

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

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

 

Riders

To use Shebah:

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

 

Pricing

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

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

 

 

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