Startups Like Ola and Uber are moving beyond just arranging taxis. How can we call an Ola, an Uber, A Zipgo or A Bike Taxi “Cab hailing apps”. Open most media articles and till date Ola And Uber are referred to as “Taxi Hailing apps” or cab aggregators” or similar, but misfitting nomenclature. Let’s call them Commutech.
Mumbai taxi drivers haven’t been the biggest fans of cab hailing companies Uber and Ola. Seeing their business slip away from beneath their feet, they’ve resorted to protests, strikes, and political posturing to get these companies out of Mumbai. But their efforts have been in vain – consumers have responded with their feet, and Ola and Uber have made rapid inroads into the city.
But now Mumbai’s iconic “kaali-peeli” taxi owners are trying to take on cab hailing startups at their own game.
The carpooling wave, partly spurred on by the Delhi government’s Odd-Even plan, is taking foot across the country. After starting off in Delhi, Uber has now launched UberCommute in Bangalore. Under this service, ordinary drivers will be able to offer their cars for pooling with people going their route.