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Pune based SRide is the new way to carpool

 

In a country like India, the teeming populace has necessitated the need for a large network of both public and private transportation. Despite the ever-increasing number of its population, India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Commuting in the country is facilitated by various means of getting around. The different systems of transportation in India include trains, metro, bus, and even tuk tuks.

Some cities offer taxi services where people can call for a taxi by phone. Even rideshare services like Uber have found India to be a profitable market. With its large population, India is big enough to accommodate many players in the rideshare industry. Riders can even carpool as a means of daily commute. In this post, we will shed more light on the upsides of carpooling by exploring the carpooling app, SRide.

 

More About SRide SRide

Based in Pune India, SRide aims to simplify daily commute for professionals by making the process simple. The app connects car owners with riders who are looking to save money, reduce their daily commute, and make new friends. Users can pay for rides through cashless transactions. To make cashless payments, users can pay through SRide credits recharged via payTM, a mobile payment service in India.

SRide is also ideal for running errands and short distance travel. With presence in over 4 cities in India, SRide carpool was founded in 2015 and boasts over 25,000 users. Every completed ride is reviewed and users can read these reviews when they match with a car owner.

 

How to use SRide

  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • Download the app
  • verify your identity with your phone number
  • post a ride

Please note that you don’t have to own a car to use the app. All users are verified through their phone and work email.

 

Conclusion

The benefits of carpooling are enormous for both car owners and riders. Car owners can earn money on the go, reduce carbon footprint in the environment, make new friends and grow their network. For riders, you get to save gas, save money as carpooling is known to be cheaper than regular transportation and make new friends.

 

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What To Know About The Uber Lite App

 

In the race to dominate India, Uber is introducing the Uber Lite app created to reduce data usage. India is a densely populated country with a population of over 380 million people and counting. By introducing a Lite app, Uber is bound to win over millions of users who are looking for an inexpensive way to request a ride.

According to Uber, “Uber Lite is less than 5MB to download (that’s equivalent to just 3 selfies).” Although designed in India, the app will be introduced to all Uber markets. The app will retain the “core functionality” of the original Uber app like the in-app support and also sharing trip details with loved ones.

The rideshare giant also boasted in a blog post that the “reimagined interface” will make it easier to book rides even when your internet connection is “spotty”. Users with limited data plans will no longer have to worry about data consumption as the Lite app is designed to respond in 300-milliseconds. Uber Lite App

 

More About The Uber Lite App

The Uber Lite app is compatible with all android phones which are quite popular in countries like India. By reducing data consumption while using the app, users have one less thing to worry about.

The app will use GPS to guess destinations to minimize typing. Also, caches will be used to store visited places so that users can access this information in off-line mode.

 

Conclusion

In developing markets like India and Africa, the lite app is a welcome development because users mostly have limited data plans. The app is currently available for download in the following Indian cities: Jaipur, Hyderabad, and Delhi. As much as this is a welcome development, the Uber Lite app is hardly the first of its kind. Ola, Uber’s fierce rival in Asia introduced the lite version of its app in early 2018.

Uber is struggling to hold on to its stance in Asia. The company sold its South-East operation to its Singapore based rival Grab. By introducing a Lite version, it could mean that Uber is looking to increase its hold in India, its last standing market in the region.

 

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Uber Services: All About UberHIRE

 

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; and this is not just because it’s a pioneer in the rideshare industry or the impressive number of drivers signed up under the Uber service.

Uber boasts a plethora of services that not only carters to different segments of the society but also to unique needs. The UberX, UberXL, UberPOOl and the UberBLACK (to mention a few) are some of the Uber’s services designed to meet different needs. Uber remains a force to be reckoned with due to its continuous ability to evolve while introducing new variants of rideshare.

Now, Uber has introduced a new service called UberHIRE in a few select cities like Dubai and India. This service is a first in rideshare,  designed to meet the needs of people who want to use the service like it’s a personal car. This service is an extended trip option designed to meet your personal or travel needs for a day. UberHIRE

 

So what is UberHIRE?

According to Uber, “UberHIRE is a time-based service that allows you to request an Uber and keep it with you, for multiple stops.” This service allows you to request a car on-demand for 3 hours extending all the way up to 8 hours. Unfortunately, you can’t schedule this service yet as it is only available on demand for now.

 

How does it Work?

With UberHIRE, you can meet up with back to back meetings, run personal errands throughout the day, great for inter-city business travel and so much more. The service will also match you with drivers that have high ratings and use newer car models. To use the service, you will be required to pay a minimum fare that will last you the first 3 hours, then you will be charged a per minute or distance fare. The great news is that there is no dynamic pricing with UberHIRE.

 

To request:

  • Open your Uber app
  • Scroll to the UberHIRE view, set your pickup location and request your ride
  • You will see your driver’s details along with the details of the car
  • At the end of your trip, your total fare will be calculated based on the distance and duration of your trip
    • A helpful tip is to Input all of your planned destinations in advance. You can always update your stops during the trip
    • Agree with the driver on where the meet-up point will be
    • Collect your driver’s phone number

 

Fare

In India, you will be required to pay a minimum fare of Rs.749 in cash to the driver at the start of your trip. This minimum fare covers the first 3 hours. You will then be charged a per-minute fare of Rs.3 after the first 3 hours have been exhausted.

In Dubai, you will be charged to pay a minimum fare of AED 300 at the start of your trip. This minimum fare covers the first 3 hours. You will be charged a per-minute fare of AED 1.67 after the first 3 hours have been exhausted.

 

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More About Jugnoo – An Uber For Tuk Tuks

 

When Uber first launched, it stated that the aim of the service was to introduce transportation that worked as seamlessly as running water. This seemed like a Herculean task at first but we have seen this service dominate markets and spread like wildfire. Now Uber is worth over $60 billion and counting. The Uber business model has been adopted by various business and we have seen interesting variants of the rideshare business.

Rideshare is becoming more popular and other transport modes besides cars are being introduced. 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

To learn how auto rickshaws are improving India’s transportation system, we will shed light on auto rickshaw aggregator, Jugnoo.

jugnoo

More About Jugnoo

Rickshaws also known as Tuk tuks are quite popular in India and known to provide relief from the country’s grueling traffic. Jugnoo turned the use of these contraptions into a thriving business by connecting riders with rickshaw drivers in over 30 Indian cities. Now tuk tuk drivers not only ferry customers across town but also make deliveries all thanks to Jugnoo. Drivers can earn more by driving passengers and making deliveries all over the city. Jugnoo was founded in November 2014 and has grown to incorporate other services like Groceries delivery, Food Delivery and even Logistics.

The service sees drivers completing over 50,000 trips daily while Jugnoo takes a 10 percent cut for every ride. Jugnoo is designed for existing tuk tuk drivers only.

 

How It works

  • Download the app
  • Register your details and wait to be verified
  • Once you Log in, your location is broadcasted on a map within the app
  • It connects you to the closest driver who arrives to pick you up within minutes

 

Riders can track the driver’s ETA and also see driver details like contact number, photograph, and even reviews. Jugnoo has also launched Jugnoo pool like the popular UberPOOL. This service will allow riders share a rickshaw thereby making it cheaper for passenger.

 

Drive For Jugnoo

To become a Jugnoo driver, visit the website here. The process is quite simple. Note that you will be interviewed before driving for Jugnoo and you will undergo training once approved.

 

Conclusion

It’s always great to see innovations that aim to reduce carbon emissions in the environment while also cutting down travel time. This service is a great addition to the densely populated Indian market and we hope to see it expand into other cities in India and around the world.

 

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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

 

 

Uber Services: All About UberGO

 

As we know, Uber has gained quite a reputation as a revolutionary in the transportation sector by creating seamless travel and decongesting roads through ride-sharing. With various services that satisfy diverse customers’ need, Uber is fast becoming a household name.

No matter your need, Uber has tried to meet it by introducing different Uber services. They include: UberX, which is the mid-tier cost Uber service; UberBLACK – the most expensive and classiest service with black high-end vehicles; UberXL – the 6 passenger version of UberX; UberSELECT – the service that sits between the UberX and the UberBLACK services; then the UberSUV – which is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK. Some cities offer a variation of these services to suit their markets. One of these variations is the UberGO service. In this post, we will shed some light on UberGO and in which markets you will find this service. UberGO

 

More About UberGO

UberGO is a chauffeur driven hatchback currently available in India. This is the cheapest Uber service worldwide and is even said to be cheaper than the price of riding in an auto rickshaw and the popular UberX.

The typical UberGO vehicle is a small 4 seater hatchback car that is big enough to carry 4 passengers and has air conditioning. However, this car is not large enough to carry too much luggage.

Uber announced in one of the company’s blogs that, “We are excited to announce the launch of UberGO; a spanking new range of low cost, chauffeur-driven hatchbacks (think Etios Liva) that roll onto the streets of every Uber city in India today. For this launch, drivers are able to connect to the Uber platform using devices provided by our technology partner, Huawei.”

Other vehicles that can be found under the UberGO category are Maruti Ritz and Maruti Swift.

Uber launched in India with the UberBLACK service which is considered Uber’s classiest and priciest service. It was inevitable that other affordable services would be introduced into India. India is a populous country with a huge number of people living below poverty line. People needed services that they can afford hence; the UberGO and UberX services.

We hope to see this service in other populous countries all over the world soon.

 

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Pathao vs Uber: Rideshare In Bangladesh

 

Bangladesh is a densely populated country of over 160 million people making it the most densely populated large country in the world. It is safe to say that commuters will have a hard time in traffic and the country will benefit from rideshare. Rideshare companies aim to reduce the number of cars on the road especially in populous countries where traffic can be nightmarish. Therefore, the launch of rideshare companies like Uber and Pathao will go a long way in easing traffic congestion in Bangladesh.

Uber launched in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh on the 22nd of November, 2016. With presence in over 400 cities worldwide, the congested city of Bangladesh is the next city to experience the revolution that Uber introduces to the transport sector. Uber has teamed up with Bangladesh’s largest mobile operator, Grameenphone to reach Dhaka’s 18 million population.

Uber currently has 3 services operating in Dhaka. They include UberMOTO, UberX and UberPREMIER. UberMOTO is Uber’s motorbike service while UberX is the mid-tier cost affordable Uber service. Uber charges a Base Fare of 30 Tk for the UberMOTO service and a Base Fare of 40 Tk for the UberX service.  Pathao

Passengers can request car rides and get picked up from any location. UberPREMIER launched in 2017 to meet the needs of riders who want to ride in style and plush comfort. This service delivers service in superior quality sedans with professionally trained driver partners. Uber charges a Base Fare of 80 Tk for this service.

 

Pathao, on the other hand provides bike services to passengers in Bangladesh with promises to bring car services to the city of Dhaka soon. Pathao rides are currently available in only Dhaka and Chittagong with goals to expand to other major cities.

How To Use Pathao

  • Download the Pathao App from Google Playstore and iOS App Store
  • Sign up with your mobile number (The app is free to use)
  • Select your pick up location and destination
  • Request for a ride

Please Note

Unlike Uber that allows you cancel rides for free, Pathao will charge you the standard hiring cost of tk. 25

Rates

Passengers are charged tk. 25 for hiring plus tk. 12 per kilometer travelled plus 0.5 paisa per minute

 

Driver Requirements

It is important that all intending drivers have their own bikes.

First present the following documents:

  1. National ID/ Passport/ Driving license (Any one or all)
  2. Registration paper of the motorcycle

For car rides, Pathao will charge Tk 50 as the base fare and Tk 20 as the per kilometre fare. The per minute waiting charge would be Tk 2.5.

 

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OLA In India Takes On Uber With OLA Play

 

Last year, Uber’s fierce rival Ola, launched an in-ride entertainment platform called Ola Play in India. The aim of this innovative feature is to make long rides more entertaining and luxurious. Ola partnered with Qualcomm to build interactive devices mounted in cars. This device called Ola Play, boasts touch-screen hardware with two consoles –one for the driver and another for the passenger. Passengers can sync their phones with the device to listen to music and also watch all they want online.

This seems like a response to Uber’s partnership with Spotify that allows passengers play their playlists on Spotify as they travel. Granted, Uber’s innovation isn’t as integrating as Ola’s Ola Play but it seems Uber is not completely off track. It doesn’t seem like this move on the part of Ola is a real game changer as people will always look out for the best price especially in an emerging market like India.

The rideshare company that can offer the basic needs at the most affordable price will surely take the cake. India is a huge market and Uber and Ola are presently fighting a turf war with Ola currently winning in the country. Ola currently controls over 60 percent of the Indian market and growing. Can this success be attributed to the in-ride entertainment? Obviously not.

Ola is a home grown rival while Uber is a global phenomenon. It is only fair that Ola will enjoy more patronage since it launched in Mumbai 3 years before Uber came into the scene.

However, Uber boasts a higher presence globally than Ola and is more concerned in growing it’s footprint across the world. In a show of power, Uber recently launched in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh on the 22nd of November, 2016. |

Ola PlayWith presence in over 400 cities worldwide, the congested city of Bangladesh is the next city to experience the revolution that Uber introduces to the transport sector. Uber has teamed up with Bangladesh’s largest mobile operator, Grameenphone to reach Dhaka’s 18 million population. Unlike in most American cities, Uber will accept cash payments as well as card payments. This is a strategy that Uber initiates in emerging markets in order to reach the percentage of unbanked populace.

Uber will continue to face fierce rivalry from competitors. It’s up to the rideshare giant to devise new and innovative ways to keep customers satisfied.

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Uber Rival – Namma Tygr App To Launch In India

 

Uber and Ola in India are currently enjoying successes as the top players in the taxi industry. This has always been a source of displeasure for taxi drivers and other taxi companies. Uber and Ola drivers are not subjected to the same regulations as traditional drivers. Despite this, most Uber and Ola drivers are unhappy as they believe the rideshare giants are taking too much off their earnings. Uber drivers have requested for more benefits and less commission taken off their earnings. This saw former Uber and Ola drivers’ band together to launch a new app called Namma Tygr app that hopes to provide cheaper alternatives to commuters who have been ripped off by other cab aggregators.

The company is backed by Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and will be called Namma Tygr app formerly HDK Cabs. The app launched on the 31st of October, 2017.  The company is registered as ‘Huli Technologies started by the former Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola (UTO) Drivers and Owners Association. The association partnered with Savetur Digital Private Limited to launch and operate the Namma Tygr app. Namma Tygr App

Namma Tygr app founders have stated it will claim a commission of 12% for every ride. Drivers will also enjoy great benefits like accidental and vehicle insurance. The company claims that over 8,000 drivers have applied and undergone verification. There will be no shared service like the UberPOOL offered by Uber.

The News Minute blog quoted the company saying “After Bengaluru, we will start our operations in Mysuru and then Mangaluru. We plan to launch all over India in the coming years”. “We expect that drivers currently attached with existing cab aggregators will join us. We are giving better facilities to the drivers at a very small percentage of commission”.

 

Drivers are being trained in batches of 15-20 at the company’s headquarters in Indira Nagar. They are being given training on app installation, downloading and other service operations. Drivers will also enjoy Rs 2 lakh in medical insurance cover and there will be 10 emergency-patrol vehicles to support both drivers and customers all around the clock.

 

Passengers Benefits

Surge pricing has always been a bone of contention between rideshare companies and passengers. The comoany has promised that passengers will enjoy fixed prices with no surge pricing or any other hidden fees.

The Namma Tygr App will offer services in Mumbai, Kolkata, Ranchi and Indore. The company hopes to see more Uber and Ola drivers signup with the service. Passengers can request a mini hatchback option at Rs 12.50 per km and a sports sedan utility vehicle option at Rs 18.50 per km.

 

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Uber Xchange Leasing in India

 

Getting an Uber approved car can be very costly for intending drivers and most shy away from regular car finance programs because of high rates. With this in mind, Uber has partnered with Xchange leasing India to help Uber drivers secure cars for their Uber businesses at affordable rates. Uber Xchange LeasingNow called Uber Xchange, leasing India, the rideshare service structured the leasing program and tailored it specially for Uber drivers/partners in the Indian market. The Uber Xchange leasing program can also be found in other places round the world. 

 

How it Works

Drivers who wish to get in the Uber xchange leasing program have to make a very low security deposit of about Rs. 30,000 per month. This is really low compared to all that drivers have to pay in the case of regular car finance. Also, preventive maintenance, Insurance, Registration and all permit and taxes are taken care of by Xchange Leasing. Payments are collected weekly and you do not have to visit the office to make your payment.

A significant benefit of using Uber Xchange leasing is that the vehicle ownership transfers to the drivers after 3 years / 4 years (This is optional). Drivers also get 4 weeks rental exemption per year and a zero depreciation bumper to bumper insurance. What’s more? Drivers get phone support that ensures proper guidance anytime you need it. There are no mileage caps with Uber xchange leasing.

For more info about Uber xchange visit the Uber office in Delhi: SCO 300, Sector 29 Gurgaon. POC – Naveen Kumar 8447525628. You can visit anytime between 10am and 4pm.

 

Required Documents

We contacted Uber to verify documents needed to signup for the Uber Xchange leasing program and they provided the following details: 

Drivers/Partners have to provide the following:

Personal Documents

  1. Address Proof ( Current & Permanent )
  2.  PAN Card
  3. Aadhar Card
  4. One Photograph
  5. Bank Statement for past month
  6. Valid Commercial Driving License

Rental Documents

  1. Rental Agreement
  2. Electricity bill

 

Things to Note

To signup for this service, interested drivers/partners must only drive with Uber and no other rideshare or taxi service. Also the leasee must be the only driver of the vehicle and no other.

Its obvious that this program was designed with Uber partners in mind. To enjoy this mouth-watering offer, please visit the closest Uber office to you for more information.

 

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