The entry and rapid growth of so-called app-based commercial transport models have not only led to conflicts with existing traditional modes of taxi services, but also raise questions about the regulation. However the app-based commercial transport models have brought a change in the transport industry.
The transport industry is and will be changing very fast and companies who want to survive as well as countries who would like to address the issues constructively, would have to find applicable policy solutions.
According to Uber reports, it provides flexible work opportunities for drivers, thus adding value to them. App-based , besides, change mobility in the transport industry in that they reduce transaction costs and improve the allocation of available capacity, which is regarded as being beneficial to consumers, operators, cities and the environment.
Since app-based commercial transport models landed our streets ,many can’t drive, and they prefer to use commercial transport fairly frequently to move around, get to meetings, home, dates, etc., This due to Easy ride call to in less than 10 minutes that is faster, Credit card payment Fair price, and no old clunkers.
The apps-model also provide flexible work opportunities for drivers, thus adding value to them. App-based platforms, furthermore, change mobility in the transport industry in that they reduce transaction costs and improve the allocation of resources
This because you know with relative certainty how long you will have to wait for your ride, you know with relative certainty how long it will take to get to your destination, and you don’t have to carry money around, or deal with or even think about how to go about paying for your trip.
Many would agree, for instance Uber drivers have no issue with taking you a kilometre down the road, and charging you. Most taxi drivers would charge and complain about that while they still over charge. I think the taxi drivers assume that if it wasn’t for Uber they would have my business. They would not. What they particular feel bitter about is Uber on airport trips, outside hotels and shopping canters.
If I was in taxis industry I would be pushing for all the taxis be on a ride hailing platform so we can call a taxi the Uber or little cab way. I know several doing that, but I would venture to guess that tax owners don’t trust it to be fairly compared to the traditional methods. Many use Uber at an average 4x a week, and once tries to use taxis more frequently, but finally would find the unpredictability of wait times coupled with having to phone someone too much of a hassle. With Uber if I have a 6 minute wait it is a lot.
The taxi business has become like the agency business where agents have multiple devices from mobile network operator and Banks. Taxi drivers are on all platforms, so to them what matters is which platform the customer contacts them from and how fast they can get their commissions. Competition is good, however, it’s a race to the bottom with pricing and efficiency.