inDrive, a new ride-hailing app, has arrived in the city with a unique pricing mechanism.
What’s it about? With complaints of surge pricing by established cab aggregators, inDrive hopes to disrupt the market in Chennai. Its promise is that fares won’t be dependent on traffic or weather conditions. Here, passengers decide the pricing. The California-based IT and transportation platform is present in more than 700 cities across 47 countries.
- Passengers offer the price and get a counteroffer from the nearest drivers. The drivers then decide which ride suits them and suggest the prices.
- Passengers getting multiple offers can pick the one based on the driver’s time of arrival, price, and vehicle model. The driver can choose based on the passenger rating and pick-up location.
Who said what? Pavit Nanda Anand, South Asia PR Manager, said the company already has a thousand registered drivers in the city. He says passengers will have shorter waiting times and can avoid elevated fares during peak hours. The app also has safety features like real-time location sharing and an emergency button.