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Old 7th January 2016, 14:09   #16
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Default Re: The Ridesharing & Carpooling Thread (UberPool, Ola Share, BlaBlaCar etc.)

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Does anyone know how much will UBER be paying me for every ride I offer? Will it be a fixed cost like 5 rupee a kilometer, or will I be paid more if there is SURGE pricing.
The reason I ask this is, usually when there is SURGE, it is during the peak hours. That translates to the traffic being really messed up in Bangalore.
If I am offering a ride to someone, its okay if its on my way, but going out of route even by 1 km in bangalore is like another 30 minutes of commute (sometimes, not always)

I would like feedback from people who have already used UBER commute in Delhi.
For UberCommute, It will be a fixed price based on the start and end location that rider mentions in the app. App will show the fixed price before hand.
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Old 9th January 2016, 16:00   #17
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Default Re: The Ridesharing & Carpooling Thread (UberPool, Ola Share, BlaBlaCar etc.)

On the same topic, there were news about Ford's 'Share Car' Pilot project in the beginning of 2015(One of their 25 Mobility Experiments around the World).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...r-concept.html (Ford to work with Zoomcar: Global experiment on share-a-car concept)

Based on a report in Business line (Jan 7th, 2015), the experiment is planned to happen at Bangalore in collaboration with Zoomcar, And they were to deploy five Ecosports.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...cle6764519.ece

Haven't heard anything about it lately, do any one have updated information?
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Old 10th January 2016, 19:53   #18
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Default Re: The Ridesharing & Carpooling Thread (UberPool, Ola Share, BlaBlaCar etc.)

Orahi is a bit of a dud. I have downloaded the app and completed their 3 tier security check, including uploading my Aadhar card as an ID proof. Unfortunately I haven't received a single request for car pooling. Its not so important for me though since on many days, my office colleagues join me for a ride.

Can anyone guide me on apps for car pooling which are effective in Mumbai?
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Old 4th February 2016, 20:42   #19
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Default Re: The Ridesharing & Carpooling Thread (UberPool, Ola Share, BlaBlaCar etc.)

Registered for Uber Commute couple of weeks back and got the access last week. Today was the day to try the Uber commute Partner App.

I switched ON the app today morning around 10.30 AM and started to Office which is in Sarjapur Outer Ring Road Bangalore. After 10 mins, I started getting alert from the Uber Partner App on a ride request which i gladly accepted. Luckily he was on the same road that i take daily to reach office. I went to his location and waited for him. He walked towards the car with a surprise look. He got into the car and asked me whether it is a premium service. Then, i had to explain him about Uber commute.

We started talking about traffic, work etc. and after some time he reminded me that i have to click on "Start Trip" option as he has not got an update that his trip has started. Only then, i realized about that and pressed that button on the app. Fare calculation starts only after i click on Start Trip. I dropped him near his office and reached mine.


Overall, It worked like a charm.
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Default My experience as a LiftO lift-giver in Mumbai

I have registered myself with LiftO and is a "lift-giver" for the past one month. Somehow my experience is not bad, given the fact that the user profiles are connected through Linkedin and people already know who they are travelling with beforehand. The payment is connected through PayTM and is hassle free. The rate is fixed at Rs. 5/Km without any ride time charge.

The issues I faced are the following -
1. The app is still being developed and hangs frequently. Updates are released almost every week.
2. Many people are not aware about this app. Till a month back I was getting 1 lift request per week. Currently I get a ride request once in 2 or 3 days.
3. Since the app allows only one person at a time, I get calls from "ex-lift-takers" on certain days, when someone else has already booked me, asking if they can join me on my way to office. This is irritating.

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1. At Rs. 5/ Km, your fuel cost is minimized. (Car pooling is not about making money)
2. Not a boring journey any more
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I have registered myself with LiftO and is a "lift-giver" for the past one month.
I am also using LiftO for couple of months now. I get 1-2 requests per week, but overall experience is positive.

In recent app upgrade they have reduced price to 3rs/km and now allow multiple people to take lift.

I want to recommend one more app which I use.

ToGo Carpool (Ride Sharing)

Its whatsapp like chat group app where you can create groups based on your commute route and then offer ride to other folks. Right now its free for someone who wants to offer ride for carpooling.


PS: I am just user of above apps and not affiliated to them in any other way.
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Default Re: The Ridesharing & Carpooling Thread (UberPool, Ola Share, BlaBlaCar etc.)

Ride sharing termed ILLEGAL by Karnataka's Transport Department!

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Starting this Friday, commuters will not be able to share a ride to work through taxi aggregators Ola and Uber in Bengaluru.

After a two-hour-long meeting with the Transport Commissioner on Monday, both app-based aggregators agreed to halt ride-sharing services offered under the brands ‘UberPOOL’ and ‘OlaShare’, as they have been termed illegal.
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Ride-sharing is beneficial to the environment and reduces the number of cars on the road.


The Reason: No Legal Framework


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The service was offered without a legal framework. Transport Department officials said cabs could be detained for permit violations of the contract carriage conditions, which only allow for multiple passengers to be picked up from one point and dropped at a specific point.
Ironically, the Traffic Cops have been promoting Carpooling since the last few years and now the Transport Department comes out with such a decision!

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Under the Karnataka Motor Vehicles Rules, the permit conditions can be modified in the public interest. So let's hope that ride-share services will be made legal in the coming weeks.


Source:The Hindu
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Default Re: The Ridesharing & Carpooling Thread (UberPool, Ola Share, BlaBlaCar etc.)

Bla Bla Car is awesome now. Have used it a lot in the last few months.
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Question Re: The Ridesharing & Carpooling Thread (UberPool, Ola Share, BlaBlaCar etc.)

I have used BlaBla once for an intercity ride and the experience was awesome.

I wanted to know if anyone has found a carpooling app that has good membership in Bangalore. I drive from E-City to Koramangala daily and tried Easyride and sRIde but haven't got any request so far.
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I have used BlaBla once for an intercity ride and the experience was awesome.

I wanted to know if anyone has found a carpooling app that has good membership in Bangalore. I drive from E-City to Koramangala daily and tried Easyride and sRIde but haven't got any request so far.
Try Quickride (started by an ex techie himself). I have been using it for quite sometime now and found it to be easy to use, multiple options to redeem the points and the customer service is good.

One reason for you unable to find much options would be probably that there are lot of buses starting from E city to that part of the city. I may be wrong though. Check through Quickride as it has tied up with many corporate companies and hence has more popularity than the other two.

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Try Quickride.
Tried that as well, but got no response. Maybe my timings are too odd. I leave E-City around 12 and back from Koramangala around 9.
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