Group car-sharing service launched

07 February 2017
Surely everyone has more than once had to make a long-distance trip. In this case, the cost of travel by bus, train or, even more so, airfare could seriously hit your pocket. To help in such cases come the services of ridesharing - sharing a private car, providing the search for travel companions and proportional distribution of fuel costs. The company Mail.Ru Group started offering one of such services.The new service of the Russian company will help the driver to offer a ride and find fellow travelers, who, in turn, will save on travel to the desired city, but, in turn, will compensate part of the cost of gasoline. Such trips will be equally profitable for both parties. In this case, the service provides the possibility of estimating the drivers and passengers, as well as writing reviews, which will be useful when searching for a company. It is reported that the service will automatically calculate the cost of the trip, which can be set for a particular route. At the same time will take into account not only the mileage, but also the demand for the chosen destination. But this does not mean that you can not change the recommended price: the driver can both completely refuse to pay the fare for passengers and raise the fare, but not above the established limit.Of course, the service from the Russian IT-giant is not the first of its kind. There are already a fairly large number of services to find hitchhikers, one of which is the French BlaBlaCar. It is also worth adding that the domestic BeepCar provides life and health insurance for passengers in automatic mode, downloading the necessary data for registration of insurance and sending a ready certificate from "AlfaStrakhovanie" to the e-mail shortly before the trip. Anyone can already take advantage of the new service. Its web-version is already available, as well as official mobile applications for Android and iOS. So far, to register you will need to specify a cell phone number, but in the future the developers have promised to introduce the possibility of authorization through accounts in social networks.