A new car pooling app has fared well amongst Capetonians, with over 2000 downloads in its piloting phase.
The uGoMyWay app allows people to share lifts if they’re going in the same direction.
Stephen Grootes spoke to co -founder, Chris Megan.
We have had 2000 registered users download and share their journey details on the app. A lot of those people are now getting excellent quality matches.— Chris Megan, uGoMyWay co-founder
At the end of the day, people are not going to give up the convenience of riding in their car on their own unless they have got a match in terms of experience. In our experience that looks like someone who is two or three minutes out of my way in order to be able to share a 20km journey.— Chris Megan, uGoMyWay co-founder
He explains how it works.
Safety is a priority he says and so they have focused on people using it getting to know one another better before launching into car pooling.
We have a registration process, which makes sure people upload an image of themselves, we send out a one-time password to their telephone. But most importantly we have got a chat facility in the app so that you are not effectively getting into a car with a stranger....— Chris Megan, uGoMyWay co-founder
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