Ride-sharing company Arcade City launched its mobile app this week on Apple and Android app stores, now available in 155 countries.
Arcade City has been actively providing city-wide transportation in Austin, TX for the past 14 months and now it is expanding its model around the world.
Embracing the peer-to-peer model of ride-sharing, Arcade City does not control its drivers from a corporate headquarter, instead Arcade City says it frees drivers to build up their own transportation businesses like true entrepreneurs. Setting their own rates, building their own recurring customer base, and offering additional services like deliveries or roadside assistance. Riders can review driver profiles in advance and choose the driver they prefer.
The majority of Arcade City drivers previously drove for Uber or Lyft. Top Arcade City drivers report earning two to three times more money than they earned with other services.
Arcade City founder & CEO Christopher David claims that "Uber and Lyft treat drivers terribly, like numbers in an algorithm. To them drivers are just a temporary nuisance, to be replaced with self-driving cars at the earliest opportunity. But drivers are beginning to wake up to reality – and actively search for an alternative."
Uber and Lyft abruptly withdrew from Austin, Texas in May 2016 after losing a high-profile lobbying campaign. In the resulting vacuum, Arcade City formed its peer-to-peer ride-sharing network, which quickly grew to 40,000 members. Riders and drivers in Austin communicate directly and coordinate rides with no corporate intermediary.
Arcade City Austin has become the world's first self-governing ride-sharing network. It is managed exclusively by the local community with no day-to-day involvement from Arcade City headquarters.
Arcade City claims to be the world's first and only ride-sharing company providing reliable transportation to a major city with zero operating expenses in the region. The company says that thanks to sustainable growth, Arcade City is on track to become the world's first profitable ride-sharing company in Q4 2017.
Arcade City has now launched its mobile app to help grow new peer-to-peer ride-sharing networks in countries all over the world.
SOURCE Arcade City
Edited by G. Davila