Ride-hailing apps in the Philippines have been quite useful, especially with the heavy traffic. However, with the limited drivers, there have been difficulties in bookings. But that’s going to change.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board now recognizes inDrive as a transport network company in the country, which means the company will be allowed to operate in the Philippines.
inDrive is set to have driver registrations in Bacolod, Baguio, Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro, and Butuan until December 31.
However, there has yet to be an exact date when the company will formally launch its services in the country.
What is inDrive
inDrive is a California-based mobility service. The company was founded in Russia and has headquarters in the US. What makes inDrive different is that the driver and passenger can negotiate fares. Passengers can suggest a fare, and the drivers either accept, decline, or create a counteroffer.
inDrive also allows passengers to select a ride based on a list of available drivers. The list shows driver ratings, vehicle models, and estimated time of arrival.
inDrive offers different services, such as city rides, city-to-city delivery, and freight delivery.
In terms of risks, each ride will be recorded and monitored. Moreover, in case of items accidentally left in the car, there is an in-app support function so passengers can get assistance.
The app can be downloaded via Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.