February 13 2020: inDriver, an international ride-hailing app has 44 million users across 300 cities in 31 countries around the world is now available in select Indian cities. The app puts the power back in the passenger's hand. Passengers can select the most suitable driver based on what is important to them - fare, driver rating, estimated time of arrival. It is the only ride-hailing app in India which allows the passengers to suggest a fare for their selected route. Nearby drivers receive the fare and route information and can either accept the offer or bargain for more money. Passengers then see multiple offers from drivers and can pick the one they want based on things such as fare amount, driver ratings and type of vehicle. On the other hand, the driver has the possibility to choose only the most profitable trips and to make a counter offer to the passenger, something that no other service offers.
inDriver launched its services in India in mid-2019 first in Chandigarh, then in Bhopal, Lucknow, Ludhiana and Hyderabad. And by the end of 2020, inDriver will ride into more cities, where smartphones prevail, but app-taxis are absent, said Ms.Pavit Nanda, India PR and Communications Manager.
Zero surge, zero commission cab service provider, inDriver, aims to make it a transparent business model for both riders and drivers. It is the only app that allows users to negotiate their cab fare before booking the ride in real-time. In the first stage, inDriver is offering Zero Percent Commission Fee to Drivers, giving them the possibility to test the benefits of the platform, which has great differentials in comparison with its main competitors. One of the main features of the inDriver app that is being appreciated by driver partners is that they can see both pickup and drop location of the passenger before confirming the ride. So they accept only those rides which they are willing to take, hence no cancellation after accepting the ride.
India’s ride-hailing market is on an upsurge. Currently dominated by Ola and Uber, the sector is estimated to be worth $675 million in 2019, and $1.13 billion by 2023. And yet, penetration of app-based taxi services is only about 2 percent (expected to hit 2.9 percent by 2023), according to Statista. This is primarily because most taxi aggregators, so far, have focused on the top 10-15 cities and tapped into urban demand to build up buzz, cultivate usage, and become more visible.