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Ride With Revel Transit Electric Moped Service

 

We have seen the launch of various rideshare services all over the world. Now bike share seems to be all the rave. Locate a bike close to you, unlock and hop on; It’s that easy. In Germany alone, the country is already saturated with electric bike share services like Nextbike, Mobike, ofo and now Jump. Jump’s red bikes are a popular fixture in cities like Washington and San Francisco. They can also be found in campuses and corporations.

Now Revel Transit, a bikeshare service is set to take on the industry with its all-electric moped service. The service launched in Brooklyn, U.S.A on the 30th of July, 2018 as the first electric moped service in the city. revel transit

 

More about Revel Transit Electric Moped Service

 

Revel Transit was founded by Paul Suhey, and Frank Reig to give New Yorkers an efficient way to ride.

This pilot program will launch in Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg with 68 electric mopeds. The service is a novel concept in New York’s transport system and will be a great way to beat the city’s notorious traffic.

Revel Transit Mopeds are classified as Class B low powered motorcycles and are not allowed to go over 30 mph. They are not expected to be ridden on bridges and highways. The service is touted as affordable, emissions free, easy to use, and fun.

 

Minimum Requirement for riders:

Riders must be 21 years and above and have the following:

  • US driver’s license
  • Credit card
  • Safe driving record

Registration is quick and easy. If you’re inexperienced, sign up for a free lesson after registering

 

To Ride:

  • Download the Revel Transit Moped app from either the App store or Google Play
  • Register and input payment details
  • Request a moped via the app by locating the Revel closest to you
  • Reserve a Revel up to 15 mins in advance
  • Unlock the Moped’s helmet and start the Moped in-app
  • You can also end or pause your ride in-app
  • Return the Moped within the operating areas.

Please note that riders must follow traffic laws and road signs, and never ride in bike lanes, pedestrian walkways or highways. Each moped carry just one rider who must wear a helmet.

 

Pricing

To begin, intending riders must pay a one-time fee of $25 to cover a driver’s license check. You will then be required to pay just $4 for the first 20 minutes and an additional 25 cents after every minute.

Revel Moped rides can be paused while in transit for $.05/per minute, or $3 per hour.

 

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Nextbike: What To Know About The Bikeshare Service

 

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 Germany, bike sharing is becoming increasing popular with various companies providing various kinds of bikeshare services in the country. The country is already saturated with other bike share services like Mobike and ofo and Nextbike. In this post, we will explore the bikeshare company, Nextbike.

 

More about Nextbike Nextbike

Nextbike was founded in Leipzig, Germany in 2004. With presence in over 18 countries and over 100 cities, the company is focused on introducing smart biking solutions all over the world. Cities or franchises can take up initiating the service in a new market. Operating costs are usually financed by rental fees paid by riders and the sale of advertising space on the bike. Sometimes, you will see the bikes partly branded by companies who purchase spaces on the bikes to advertise their product.

Nextbike builds its own bikes and its headquarters is in Leipzig, Germany as well.

 

How to use Nextbike

Registration

  • There are different ways to register for the service. You can sign-up via:
  • The website
  • The app. Download the app on play store, windows store or the app store
  • In Germany, you can also register via the platforms above and also
  • At the terminal
  • Or call the company hotline but this will incur a service charge of 3€

 

Verify your account

Confirm your payment method. Please note that your payment method can be changed anytime

 

To Ride

  • Open the app and locate the bike closest to you
  • Once you arrive at the location of the bike, enter the bike number written on the bike in the app or scan the QR code.
  • You will be sent a lock code
  • Enter the lock code in the on-board computer to unlock the bike
  • Remove the cable lock and secure it in its holder

 

Rate

You will be charged a rate of €1 for every 30 minutes, or a full-day price of €9 for 24 hours.

 

Conclusion

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.

 

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Uber Is Testing A New Wait To Ride Feature For Cheaper Fares

 

In rideshare, the common practice is that fares surge when there is a demand for available rides. This is the opposite when there is a lag in demand as fares tend to be dirt cheap. Uber is testing a new feature that will allow riders pay cheaper fares if they will wait to ride. With this wait to ride feature, the app will let the rider know the current fare and will go on to propose that prices will drop if the rider waits till a certain time.

 

More About the Uber Wait to Ride Feature

Affordability is one of the main reasons why rideshare is quite popular and a preferred transport option. If I have to wait a few minutes to ride for cheap, I certainly will. This feature has not been introduced to the public but it seems Uber is testing it among employees. According to Quartz, an Uber employee tweeted a screenshot of the Uber app with an unfamiliar message that read, “Prices are lower at 17:00.” This tweet has since been deleted. Wait to Ride

It is apparent that Uber is not ready to deploy this feature but tests are on-going to check functionality. Uber seems to be taking steps to make its service convenient and affordable. A couple of years ago, the rideshare giant was swarmed with lawsuits and scandals that saw the resignation of its previous CEO and the introduction of a new management. With its current CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is taking more strategic actions when addressing company growth. Khosrowshahi stated that the organization “… going forward we will be focused on organic growth—growth that comes from building the best products, services and technology in the world, and re-building our brand into the mobility brand that riders, cities and drivers want to support and partner with.”

 

Conclusion

Uber is also introducing a bunch of safety features into the Uber app. These features will include a panic button called 911 assistance, safety tips developed in partnership with law enforcement, and community guidelines. These features have been pooled together in one place called a safety center and it will be easily accessible right from the app’s home screen during a trip. We look forward to the launch of the Uber wait to ride feature and the convenience it will afford users.

 

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Hype Transport: Grab’s Competition in Philippines

 

With Uber’s exit from south-east Asia, the market is ripe for new entrants. The rideshare behemoth announced its departure from the region and stated that it will be selling its stake to rival, Grab. Now, Hype transport, a Philippines based service has launched its rideshare service to compete with Singapore based service, Grab.

 

More About Hype Transport Hype Transport

The service launched in 2018 in the Philippines to provide passengers with an alternative rideshare service. Since the exit of Uber in the country, Grab has enjoyed monopoly of the market. In a bid to promote competition and fair prices, Philippines department of transportation (LTFRB) accredited the ride-hailing service Hype to give riders more options and eliminate market monopoly.

Hype transport allows its users request rides in-app and through traditional text messaging (SMS). Also, riders can see their fares upfront and there is no surge-pricing.

 

Hype Transport Services

To suit unique customer needs, Hype launched 5 different services. They include:

  • HYPE Taxi – Book a local taxi through Hype Taxi
  • HYPE Pool – Share rides with other riders headed in the
  • HYPE Sedan – A ride suitable for up to 4 riders
  • HYPE AUV – A bigger option for 6 people
  • HYPE SUV – This is a premium ride option.

 

To request a ride

Download the app on google play

  • Register your identity and login
  • Set pick-up and destinations
  • Select preferred service
  • Request ride

 

Minimum Vehicle Requirements

Please bear in mind that requirements vary by city

  • Registration Number ID
  • Image of Vehicle (Front, Rear, Left Side, Right Side, Dashboard, Back Seat)
  • Car Insurance

 

To drive/partner with Hype Transport

See below thee requirements needed to drive or partner with Hype:

As an operator: owns a number of cars on the Hype Service

  • Government ID
  • TIN ID
  • Scanned Copy of PA (Provisional Authority)/CPC (Certificate of Public Convenience)

 

As a driver:

  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Professional Driver’s License
  • Medical Certificate (for 60 years old and above)

 

Conclusion

Hype’s timely launch in Philippines couldn’t have come at a better time. Customers have complained of cancelled rides and high prices since Uber’s departure from the country. Other rideshare startups like Hirna and Owto are awaiting accreditation from the country’s transport department. Hopefully with more players in the industry, riders can enjoy better services.

 

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Scoobi: Ride Quicker With Electric Scooters

 

Traffic congestion can put a dampen on your day. Trying to navigate through a gridlock can leave you feeling mentally and physically exhausted.

What if there is a simpler way to commute without the hassles of spending hours in traffic? What if you could zip through traffic and arrive at your destination in no time? This is the world that bikeshare services = are trying to create. Scooters are fast becoming a preferred way to ride all over the world. To create transportation options that are environmentally friendly, some of these scooters are designed to be electrically assisted.

In a bid to introduce a new transportation option to residents, new bikseshare service Scoobi will be launching its fleet of dockless electrically assisted scooters in Pittsburgh. These electric scooters are looking to bridge the gap between private and public transportation.

 

More about Scoobi bikeshare

Starting with 100 dockless scooters, the bikeshare service will be launching electrically assisted scooters in Pittsburgh to provide “an affordable, environmentally conscious way to experience the city” said Scoobi CEO, Mike Moran. These bikes were created by Genze, creators of electric bikes and they come equipped with 2 different sized helmets and an outlet to charge smart phones. Your phone can be mounted on the bike’s handle bars so you can monitor your miles and the bike’s battery life.

A Scoobi can travel up to 30 mph with a range of 34 miles after every full charge. The bikes have designated parking zones across the city and parking must be reserved in advance via the Scoobi mobile app.  It is important you stick to the parking zones to avoid being charged a fine.

 

To rent a Scoobi scooter Scoobi

  • You must be 18 years old
  • Have at least a Class C license

 

How to use a Scoobi Scooter

  • Download the app
  • Register your details.
  • Once your registration is confirmed, you are free to begin

 

To Ride

  • Open the mobile app
  • Locate the closest Scoobi to you (be sure to check the battery life of the scoobi of your choice in-app)
  • Reserve the Scoobi
  • You will be given 10 minutes to get to the Scooter’s location
  • Once there, use the mobile app to start the bike

For new users, you will be required to watch a few short videos that will explain the entire renting process before you begin to ride.

Pricing

Renting a Scoobi costs $5.00 for the first 20 minutes, and $0.20 per minute after.

 

Conclusion

The goal is to provide affordable and convenient transport solutions to riders all over the world. With Scoobi, transportation can be smooth and convenient. We hope to see the service spread to other states.

 

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Uber In Saudi Arabia Receives $3.5b From PIF

 

As part of a 2016 financing undertaken by Uber, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund invested $3.5 billion in the rideshare behemoth. In exchange, Uber in Saudi Arabia will be parting with a 5% stake in the company in favor of the PIF.

 

More about the $3.5 billion investment

Uber in Saudi Arabia was described as “extraordinary” and the company’s contribution to the global transport sector is said to have “improved urban mobility around the world”. This deal is most likely the biggest contribution Uber has ever received from a single investor. Al Rumayyan, managing director of the Public Investment Fund complimented Uber’s achievements over the years and stated that Saudi Arabia is “looking forward to being part of that progress.”

 

Uber in Saudi Arabia

Uber has been operating in Saudi Arabia since 2014 and currently serves the following cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina and the Eastern Province. Uber in saudi Arabia stated that 80% of its customers in the country are women. This is plausible since just until recently, women in Saudi Arabia were not allowed to drive. Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision is aiming to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and hoping to embrace a more diversified economy. Uber In Saudi Arabia

 

Uber in the Middle East

Uber has stated that it has about 400,000 drivers in the Middle-East and growing. The company is facing stiff competition in the region from other rideshare companies like Careem. Careem, a transport company based in Dubai is giving Uber a run for its money in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. With presence in 13 countries and over 90 cities, Careem is offering a service that seems to be driver-focused.

In a bid to endear itself to Uber drivers, Uber recently concluded its 180 days of change to improve driver experience. Uber added more features to its driver app to benefit its drivers. It introduced friendlier acceptance rate policies, ability to set arrival times, 6 driver destination filters per day and many more.

 

Conclusion

The funds Uber raised during this round of Series G funding will not affect the company’s $62.5 billion valuation. Uber is every investor’s dream. The company has experienced rapid growth since its inception and spread to over 70 countries. Now, the company can bring its plethora of services to Saudi Arabia while helping the country in its shift towards a more knowledge based economy.

 

 

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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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Uber Rent: Uber’s Partnership With Getaround

 

Uber is famous for being a pioneer in rideshare. The rideshare giant still remains a force to reckon with due to its ability to introduce innovative solutions and make strategic partnerships. It is apparent that Uber is intent on revolutionizing the transportation industry. The company  acquired OTTO, the self-driving truck technology company and is also testing its self driving car pickup in Pittsburg.

Now, Uber is introducing a service called Uber Rent that will allow registered users rent listed cars on a car sharing platform called Getaround. Getaround is a player in the rideshare industry that enables car owners share their under-utilized vehicles with approved members on the Getaround platform. Uber Rent

 

More about  Uber Rent

Uber users will be able to rent cars listed Getaround cars right from the Uber app. The service is convenient and easy and users can rent all kinds of vehicles on an hourly or daily basis. The service will launch in San Francisco and hopefully will move to other cities. The cost of rental is free for the first day, and then renters will be charged a flat fee of $5 per day.

 

How to Use Uber Rent

According to Uber Newsroom, here is how you can sign-up and rent a vehicle through the Uber/ Getaround partnership:

 

  • Sign up to drive with Uber here: com/signup/drive/getaround/
  • Once approved, you’ll get an invite code to download the Getaround app
  • Select from different vehicle models and pickup locations for $5 per hour. If it’s your first trip with Getaround and Uber, your first day is free.
  • Pick up your vehicle at the designated parking spot with the Getaround App
  • When you’re done, drop the car back off in its dedicated parking space

 

 

What it means for Uber drivers

This is great news for Uber drivers who don’t own a car. Now, Uber drivers can earn money without the hassles associated with acquiring and maintaining a car. No commitments, no stress. Just find a car, rent and drive. It’s a simple and convenient way to earn money on the go.

 

Conclusion

Uber is making strides in the transportation industry by introducing simpler ways to ride and drive. The rideshare giant also recently purchased an electric bike rental company called Jump bikes. This partnership with Getaround is the recent in the company’s mission to change the face of transportation worldwide.

 

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Uber Daimler Partnership For Self Driving Cars

 

The advent of ridesharing has caused a disruption in the transport sector with more people embracing the concept of online based ride hailing services and car pooling. More people are leaving their cars at home and hitching a ride with Uber or other ridshare apps. This has left auto makers scrambling to fit in with this new development. By making strategic partnerships with ride-hailing companies and investing in rideshare start-ups, auto makers are joining the movement aimed at decongesting roads. Now, Uber and Daimler, the makers of Mercedes Benz have come to an agreement. This Uber Daimler partnership will see Daimler operating their brand of self-driving cars on Uber’s platform.

According to Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick, this kind of partnerships aimed at introducing self-driving cars is to “further our mission of bringing reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere. They will also help to reduce traffic accidents, which today kill many people a year; free up the huge amount of space currently used to park the world’s billion-plus cars; and cut congestion, which is choking our cities.” Uber Daimler

 

What this means for Uber

By partnering with companies like Hyundai and Daimler, Uber will not be tasked with building self driving cars from the scratch. These auto companies make the cars and debut them on the Uber platform. Uber already has the network needed to push these cars out and use them to offer rides to people. “We can combine Uber’s global ridesharing network with the world-class vehicles of companies like Daimler, so that Uber riders can have a great experience getting around their cities” said Kalanick

 

What this means for Automakers

By making strategic partnerships with rideshare companies, auto makers like Daimler can get their cars out there quicker. Although Daimler and Uber may not agree on a lot of things, taking advantage of huge platforms like the one Uber is offering is a smart move. People have the luxury of experiencing these cars without actually going to buy one out-rightly. It is also a great sales tactic as well. If people enjoy the rides, they can be persuaded to go out and buy these cars.

 

Conclusion

These partnerships between rideshare companies and automakers seem to be benefiting all the parties involved. We have seen Lyft and General Motors testing self-driving technology; Uber is working with Hyundai and  also acquired OTTO – the self-driving truck company. This Uber Daimler partnership is the latest in a flurry of investments by automakers in rideshare startups that seem to be aimed at convincing consumers to do without owning own cars and embrace rideshare.

 

 

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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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