Waze Carpool owned by Google is in competition with Uber. If you do not prefer using Uber, you may as well use Google’s service which is bound to dominate the ride-praising market. Considering the fact that Uber was shaking by the allegations of sexual harassment, now Google’s service might have a chance. Noam Bardin, the chief of Waze, has announced that his company is ready to expand its carpool service.
Last year, this company was first launched in the US. Waze Carpool appears to function similar to Uber. This service is bound to match customers with drivers, and both parties benefit from this. Based on Bardin’s declarations, in the near future, this service will expand, reaching Israel, San Francisco, and several others US cities, as well as Latin America.
Unlike Uber, Waze Carpool usually charges customers a fee of $54 per mile and does not intend to replace taxis. Meanwhile, the company focuses on implementing a new idea. They want to help others get a ride by asking those who are already driving to be willing to pick up strangers and drop them off along the way. Bardin argued that this new idea might be challenging because drivers should be ready to help another human being by driving them to work even they are complete strangers.
Strikingly, Bardin did not mention the threat of steering riders away from his business. Most likely, the DeleteUber movement has boosted his optimism. In the past, Uber has faced a lot of recoil due to various reasons, but almost every time it got down, then it got right back up again. However, the response of the public to the allegations of a former employee has been vehement.
This appears to elicit a new level of chaos coming from Travis Kalanik, the CEO of Uber. Bardin has already noticed this and may rely on riders’ aversion to Uber’s horrible workplace to steer people directly towards Waze’s carpooling. If this prediction will transform into reality, then the announcement of Bardin was right on time.
Nevertheless, even if he receives a helpful propel or not, he already has his work cut out for him. Approximately 150,000 drivers had already signed up for Waze Carpool. Even if just a few of them have given rides so far, getting those numbers up will be crucial for the development of success.
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