Bangalore May 2nd,2019: Rising traffic congestion and longer urban commutes are leading people to look for alternative ways to reach their destination in the most convenient, affordable, and time-efficient. Despite the availability of cab hailing apps, metros and buses, everyday commute options in Bangalore are inconvenient and unreliable. Traveling very short distances — a few kilometres or less — to get from your origin to or from the nearest transportation hub is still a huge unsolved problem. A common example is walking 800 metres to the nearest metro station or from the metro station to your workplace or home.
Scooter rental companies like Vogo offer the consumers a convenient alternative to bus transfers, expensive cab services, and long walks on India’s pedestrian-unfriendly streets.
“Congestion in major Indian cities is much higher than comparable mega cities in Asia. We believe scooter sharing is the right model to help solve this. Majority of commute in India is in the micro-mobility segment — under 10 km. Scooter sharing fits the bill here, providing a hassle-free, affordable easy-to-use solution alternative for consumers of all demographics. This works across use cases — be it first or last-mile feeder to public transport, short intra-neighbourhood trips or daily commute” says Anand Ayyadurai, CEO, Vogo Automotive Pvt. Ltd.
Scooter rentals are helping reduce traffic congestion and making public transport affordable and convenient. Vogo offers 1-click booking technology for its scooter sharing service. These scooters have internet of things (IoT)-enabled sensors that allow customers to access the bikes without a key or any human intervention, just through an app.
“In India, two-wheelers are a natural choice for most consumers. We wanted more people to use the same vehicle,” Anand explains. This would reduce the number of bikes on the roads and in parking lots. From a customer perspective, this offers the advantages of being quicker, significantly cheaper, and more convenient than other modes of transport, without the hassle of owning a scooter,” he adds. Vogo offers a quick and affordable option to consumers for their daily commute rendering an alternate mode of transportation for daily as well as first-and last-mile commute.
Vogo has launched the Bluetooth powered technology for its petrol and electric vehicles. Now ,Vogo customers can directly unlock and start the ignition of scooters via the click of a button on the Vogo app, making the booking experience entirely seamless.