This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.
The collaborative economy has left big success stories like Uber. Now, as part of another offer in the mobility sector, the Chilean travel company, Allride, arrived in Mexico.
Pablo Alvéstegui, Co-Founder of the company, explained that Allride is a social network that serves to share car trips taking advantage of the daily commute, with people who make a similar route. "You can share with trusted networks that already exist, such as people from your company, university, Facebook, etc.," he said.
The drivers share the route they normally make and their schedule, then, people who need transportation contact them and send them a request. Both parties can see the profile of the people and the validations they have; Based on this they decide if they travel with him, and through the application can share the travel costs and agree.
"It is convenient for the driver because it reduces their travel costs, can save up to 60 percent on their fuel costs and is convenient for passengers because they can pass faster, more convenient and cheaper, since it can be between 5 and 10 percent more cheap to travel with Uber or Cabify, "said the Founder.
The company that has a presence in Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and Spain only had a presence in the country through alliances with corporates, but within the framework of the Mobility Summit 2019, it made its launch for the general public.
"In Mexico there is a great need for alternative transportation. Only in Mexico City there are almost 20 million empty seats, that is, with one person per car. The idea is to give a better use to those spaces, "said the manager.
Objectively, the goal of the company is to reach 500 thousand users in Mexico. Alvéstegui said that unlike companies like Uber, their bet is focused on more planned trips and part of the daily life of people, so they work as a complement. "This will work like a card, which will load a balance, which will be used as the service is used. The card will be charged through some self-service and convenience stores.
"This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.
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