RYDE | World’s First Real-time Carpooling App | Behind the Ride – Audrey’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 Nov Behind the Ride – Audrey’s Take on Carpooling


Hey Audrey! Thanks for agreeing to be part of this interview.

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

Hi, I am Audrey! I am a year 3 student from NUS, taking a double degree in Business Administration and Faculty of Arts and Social Science (Communications and New Media). I like playing the piano, running and watching dramas during my free time. Apart from that, I love children and also like interacting with people.

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

I live in Pasir Ris (which is very far from NUS). I travel to NUS from my home on weekdays via the MRT. Apart from that, I take the MRT on Saturdays if I meet my friends to hang out. On Sundays, I usually take the bus to church.

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

I knew about RYDE when the company was on the ground at NUS Student Life Fair this year. It didn’t occur to me to carpool as I am a public transport kind of person. However, I gave RYDE a try last week! It was a fascinating experience as I was able to get a ride which was convenient and affordable. It changed my life since it opened up a new mode of transport available to me. I guess I will be using RYDE more often when I commute to school, especially since NUS is so far away from my home!

What was your most memorable carpooling experience?

I only took RYDE once so far (but there will be more sessions to come!). So I guess that was my most memorable carpooling experience? My driver was very punctual. In fact, he was five minutes early. Definitely a pleasant experience!

Would you support a Singapore start-up?

Yes I definitely would. I think start-ups are very crucial to the growth of Singapore’s economy, and actually SMEs make up a very large proportion of the economy in Singapore. Besides that, start-ups are always more innovative, flexible, daring and entrepreneurial. I have friends in school that have already created several start-ups. I admire them for their courage and boldness; and would love to do so one day as well!

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