Now Nairobi residents can determine the cost of their trips
Nairobi, June 6 – inDriver, an international online ride-hailing service
headquartered in New York and used by 24-million people across more than
200 cities, today becomes available to residents of Nairobi. inDriver
users can independently set the price for their trip, while drivers can
choose the most profitable and convenient orders.
The app’s Real Time Deals model combats algorithms used by other
ride-hailing companies, which rack up prices because of peak hours,
traffic and request history.
inDriver allows passengers to set their own fare for their chosen route.
Nearby drivers who receive notice of ride requests have three choices –
accept the fare offered, ignore the offer or bargain for a higher price.
Nairobi is the first city in Kenya where inDriver was launched. The
service is already operating in South Africa and Tanzania. inDriver has
already connected more than 5,000 drivers in Nairobi, and dozens of new
drivers are being registered daily. At the initial stage after the
start, inDriver will not charge drivers any commission.
A unique feature of inDriver is that drivers are not automatically
assigned to riders. Once the counteroffers are in, passengers select the
most suitable driver in line with what categories are most important to
them – fare, driver rating, estimated time of arrival or vehicle model.
inDriver has the option to make the rides safer. Passengers can share
their GPS location and ride details in real time from the app with
Travelling with inDriver can be done throughout Nairobi’s city borders.
Currently, one can pay for the ride only in cash, which allows to
further reduce the cost of the trip, as when paying by card, the bank
charges an additional commission.
In recent days inDriver has been working in Nairobi in test mode to
collect first feedback. This week showed that prices became more
attractive for passengers. Passengers using the app pay on average 20%
less than with other services. For example, for a ride from Greenhouse
mall to Jamhuri Estate with inDriver, users paid just 150 KES, from Jomo
Kenyatta International Airport to Hemingways Nairobi 850 KES.
You can download inDriver for free from the Google Play Store and