RYDE | World’s First Real-time Carpooling App | Behind the Ride – Vivien Teo
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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04 Nov Behind the Ride – Vivien Teo

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1) Share with us your most memorable carpool experience (or share a few!)

I have been using RYDE for months and it has allowed me to save more while enjoying a comfortable way of commute. What impressed me most is that all the RYDE drivers I’ve met are friendly, helpful and punctual.

During the trips, we share our life stories, passions and scope of expertise. It opens my perspective by meeting people from all walks of life. For instance, there was once I was stressed with dealing a problem at work, being an experienced individual in business management, the driver encouraged me and provided alternatives to my situation. I was very thankful!

I am also friends with some of my regular drivers. Many RYDE drivers go beyond just providing a ride. On one occasion, my husband and I were going to the airport with two huge and heavy luggage. The driver offered his help to carry our luggage up to his car and brought it down when we arrived at the airport. All done with a big smile.

It has been a great pleasure being a RYDE member and I sincerely appreciate the wonderful carpooling application. Thanks, RYDE!

2) Why do you want to win the car?

It is the dream of many Singaporeans to own a car and I am one of them. With the high COE price and tighter loan regulation, this remains a dream for most people. However, more than just owning a car, I wish to drive other RYDE riders using this car!

Carpooling helps to reduce the traffic congestion which many are complaining about and most importantly, it reduces carbon emissions. Various natural disasters that took place in the modern era are the wake-up calls for humanity to reduce our carbon footprints and love our planet.

The ownership of this vehicle not only provides great convenience to my family but enables me to play a greater role in helping others.

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