Explosion of peer-to-peer rideshare services in Singapore, parts of Asia
A slew of peer-to-peer rideshare services have gained popularity in parts of Asia in recent years, a sign that entrepreneurs are bullish that such businesses can become sustainable in their respective markets.
In Singapore, web portals like TompangBuddy and CarpoolKing have long existed as a meetup point for those who are eager to carpool.
However, the scene there is turning a corner. A second wave of rideshare services have gotten significant press coverage. A departure from Dot-Com type enterprises, many of these new startups are mobile-friendly and offer user interfaces that are more suited to modern sensibilities.
These startups can be categorized into carshare and cabshare services. Some straddle both.
Carshare-only: iCarClub is an interesting web service set to launch on 1st November. They are currently building a network of cars and car owners, and testing out a system that enables keyless entry, fuelRead More »from Explosion of peer-to-peer rideshare services in Singapore, parts of Asia