Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles.
Lyft recently raised $600 million in a massive funding round, and now we know that $25 million of that came from InMotion which is Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility services subsidiary. The car maker’s investment in Lyft goes beyond just funds, however; it’s providing Lyft drivers with a fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles as part of the tie-up, and it’s also going to work with the ride-hailing tech company on autonomous vehicle testing. In the meantime, Uber’s president announced an indefinite leave. Lyft is going to chase its rivals.
Fast Company said Lyft’s focus on the everyman has recently extended to the wildly successful Lyft Line carpool service aimed at commuters, which offers discounts of 30% to 60% for sharing a Lyft ride with others.
TODAY Show said Ride-sharing programs like Lyft are providing commuters with less expensive and more social ways to get around. Users log into the app, specify where they’re heading, and a background-checked driver picks them up for less than a typical cab ride.
Riders must download the Lyft mobile app to their iOS or Android-based phone, sign up, enter a valid phone number, and enter a valid form of payment (either a credit card, or link to an Apple Pay, Google Wallet or PayPal account).
Passengers can then request a ride from a nearby driver.
Once confirmed, the app shows the driver’s name, ratings by past passengers, and photos of the driver and car. Drivers and passengers can add personal information to their profiles about their hometown, music preferences, and other details to encourage drivers and passengers to converse during the ride.
After the ride is over, the rider is given the opportunity to provide a gratuity to the driver, which is also billed to the rider’s payment method.
Now Lyft serves in approximately 300 cities of US. Lyft offers four types of rides within the app:
- Lyft Line is not available in all cities, but it is the cheapest option and will match passengers with other riders if they are going in the same direction.
- Lyft is the basic and most popular offering that matches passengers with nearby drivers.
- Lyft Plus matches passengers with a six-seater car.
- Lyft Premier matches passengers with a luxury car. I guess it’s a way that CEO will choose.
Lyft’s platform is establishing trust among its users. All drivers undergo the following screening processes. Such as checks from Department of Motor Vehicle, sex offender registries in the United States. Beyond that, drivers must be checked through personnel-type criminal background. And drivers must be over 21 years old with driver’s license for more than 1 year. Overall , We need to appreciate Lyft well.
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Google Play Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.lyft.android
App Store Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lyft/id529379082?mt=8