RYDE | World’s First Real-time Carpooling App | Behind the Drive – Prakash’s Take on Carpooling
RYDE is a community based initiative that uses mobile and geo-location technology to match riders, who request for rides, with drivers going the same way. At the end of the ride, riders donate cash directly to drivers to defray the cost of the trip. RYDE does not take a cut from the donation but charges a booking fee, through a credit card transaction, to facilitate the match.
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22 Jun Behind the Drive – Prakash’s Take on Carpooling


Thanks for agreeing to be part of this feature, Prakash!

Maybe you could start by telling us a little bit more about yourself?

Firstly, I would like to thank RYDE for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be part of its community and also to contribute in every way possible.

I’m Prakash Ryan, currently assisting as a Senior IT consultant in my brother’s company – Intelligent Computer Services. I’m a vivid soccer fan of Liverpool Football club and am playing in Westlanders United in Singapore.

Where do you live? What are your commuting patterns in the week?

I’m residing in the north eastern part of Singapore. My schedule is fully committed in meeting up with clients and rendering services with regards to their IT problems. As I travel, I pick up riders who are also travelling along the same destination. At the moment, I do have a few regular riders travelling the same route as me in the morning.

How did you know about RYDE? How did it change your life?

I came across RYDE through Channel News Asia.  I was curious to try out this new start up and immediately registered myself in RYDE. Ever since, I have met professionals from all walks of life and some became close friends.

What was your most memorable carpooling experience?

My most memorable experience would be one I took a month back. She was the director of Indian serial dramas on Vasantham MediaCorp. Through this trip, I got to learn of the hard work behind the scenes and more about the media industry. Though it was a short journey, it was a memorable one for me.

Would you support a Singapore start-up?

I would gladly support a Singapore start-up such as RYDE as it encourages more people to try out carpooling. The current road situations are really bad during the peak hours so by carpooling, we do our part in filling empty car seats. I will do my best to promote such start-ups as long as it helps to improve our daily lifestyles in Singapore.

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