COMMU2 Ride Sharing: together towards green.
The connected world is creating efficiencies everywhere and commute has kept up with this radical new world through ride sharing. Creating a win-win for all its stakeholders is the revolution in commute that is ride sharing.
How it works: A no-fuss system:
All that riders need to do in order to take advantage of shared rides is to download an app on their smartphones and place requests for trips. These requests are subsequently directed to drivers in the vicinity who then pick up the riders. Riders can track their drivers and are also kept informed of their estimated time of arrival (ETA) using a highly user-friendly system.
Efficient and intelligent, ride sharing takes advantage of the proximity of riders traveling to destinations along the same route to deliver a seamless commute that is hassle-free and convenient. And while at it, ride sharing delivers a handful of other benefits too.
Lowers traffic congestion:
In urban landscapes clogged up by mounting traffic, riders spend several hours on the road each day. Anything that provides respite from this is welcomed with open arms. And ride sharing offers much respite, indeed.
New research by an MIT team suggests that sharing rides can reduce congestion on urban roads by as much as 33% and that too without a significant impact on travel time. Transforming urban living by changing the way we travel: this is what ride sharing apps are doing today.
Lowers Cost Significantly:
A shared ride is only a fraction of the cost of an individual ride. This considerable drop in cost is made possible at the expense of not more than a few minutes of ride time that is standardised, no matter what distance you’re covering. This means you are able to plan your day in advance, at worst reaching your destination a few minutes earlier than expected! Ah, the wonders of technology!
Drivers enjoy benefits:
One of the main stakeholders in the ride sharing game is the driver. At COMMU2, they are fully covered for the fuel costs as well as maintenance costs they incur, making the proposition financially attractive for them.
Additionally, the ride-sharing model offers them levels of flexibility unheard of in full-time work roles. This, other than the obvious benefits, also has the domino effect of roping in parts of the population into the workforce that otherwise could not have found gainful employment.
Multiple environmental benefits:
A natural fallout of ride sharing is, of course, a reduction in the carbon footprint of travel by as much as half or more.
In addition to this, at COMMU2, we believe in giving back to the environment. And we walk our talk by not only planting a sapling for every 500 rides completed but also ensuring their nourishment and care until they are self-sustaining. Much TLC for our green friends is promised!
We believe that our world can be run efficiently and responsibly. And we saw that ride-sharing fit right into that picture. So here we are, offering you travel that is transformation - both culturally and environmentally.
Try a shared ride with COMMU2 today and come be a part of the solution. Jai Hind!