[Skunkworks] Uber/LittleCab - Car pooling

b bundi beunra at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 09:43:03 EAT 2016


Yeah a carpooling platform for the kenyan market - where private car owners
can choose to share a ride and split the cost.
 I think those western platforms fail with all the details they require
from drivers...
keep it simple .
i have a car - this make ..
 am headed this way at time x ..
have x empty seats .. lets carpool
no credit cards no nothing


On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 9:11 AM, Mark Mwangi via skunkworks <
skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:

> Sounds like an idea that if well implemented would be solid. This is a
> niche that Little can go into seeing as it is by a local company. But NTSA
> may have an issue as this can also be a mat that sits outside an office eg
> Upperhill and gets riders on a particular route.
>
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 8:29 AM, francis irungu via skunkworks <
> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>
>> Is it that these companies marketing strategies are not so good since
>> they are not as popular or is our culture on cost sharing and generally
>> sharing not supportive of car pooling?
>>
>> Franc
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:02 PM, Grace Mutung'u (Bomu) via skunkworks <
>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> There is a group in Rongai that carpools.... But we know each other and
>>> we don't charge but everyone puts in something for the trip.
>>> I think it would work for peak hours.... Especially if there was a way
>>> to people taking a different (not to town) route eg Ronga to Westlands.....
>>> Best
>>>
>>> On Nov 1, 2016 10:08, "Patrick Kariuki via skunkworks" <
>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> More links,
>>>>
>>>> https://www.gocarma.com/carpool/
>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiRNRm4Ar9A
>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiCRM2c4T84&feature=youtu.be
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 1:41 PM, francis irungu <francisirungu at gmail.com
>>>> > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Why not simplify it.
>>>>> Register drivers with cars.they post route and approx time from and
>>>>> to...users register as well.they see available rides on prefered route.they
>>>>> request to get a ride...once u on a ride, u see the driver profile and
>>>>> people with whom u are car pooling...for added security..u can register a
>>>>> kin who sees who you riding with.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Nov 1, 2016 12:20, "Patrick Kariuki" <patrick.kariuki at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Requesting is likely to be done from the offices, pickup space away
>>>>>> from alot of human and vehicle traffic, then a route plan to get to the
>>>>>> destination in the shortest time possible using information from incidence
>>>>>> and traffic updates.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 12:08 PM, Peter Karunyu <pkarunyu at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This would work quite well if the requesters are in the same
>>>>>>> vicinity, i.e. work colleagues who live near where you do.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Patrick Kariuki via skunkworks <
>>>>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks for the link Franc, very insightful.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>    - Request
>>>>>>>>    - Chill <---kickass algorithm required here. makes sense to
>>>>>>>>    have have pre-bookings 1hr or 30mins before a trip with an invite function
>>>>>>>>    (that should reduce the pickup time should the car/van fill up). Pickup
>>>>>>>>    space required for a large number of people. Cancellation and delay fees
>>>>>>>>    costings.
>>>>>>>>    - Go
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 11:36 AM, francis irungu <
>>>>>>>> francisirungu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Isn't this what Lyft is meant to do: https://www.lyft.com/
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Franc
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 10:52 AM, Patrick Kariuki via skunkworks <
>>>>>>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> My point exactly. A cheaper and safer way to get home.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> A trip to Rongai would cost more solo or with 2 other people but
>>>>>>>>>> would reduce greatly with a 7 seater. The larger the vehicle, the cheaper
>>>>>>>>>> it gets.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> If its going to be a hassle to get CCTVs installed and managed by
>>>>>>>>>> saccos for nganyas some innovation is required. Some of these incidences
>>>>>>>>>> are getting very ugly.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 10:23 AM, Peter Karunyu <
>>>>>>>>>> pkarunyu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> I thought you would pay more to ride alone, and pay less to car
>>>>>>>>>>> pool?
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Patrick Kariuki via skunkworks
>>>>>>>>>>> <skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Would a car pooling function with people movers make sense
>>>>>>>>>>>> during rush hour and evenings (before 9PM) ? They'd pay abit more but its
>>>>>>>>>>>> worth it for those carrying laptops and smartphones around.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>    - Book the trip an hour before
>>>>>>>>>>>>    - Cancellation fees applies
>>>>>>>>>>>>    - Designated pickup point in the city
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Just a thought... you could always backup your data in the
>>>>>>>>>>>> cloud and insure the smartphone and laptop
>>>>>>>>>>>>
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