It’s all too easy to get in the wrong car when you order a ride-share service. There can be mix-ups, when more than one person orders a car from the same location. Carmel Ride Sharing is looking to fix that.
- Carmel is a rideshare service similar to UBER and Lyft
- A new feature called Safety Ping insures you are getting in the correct car
I’ve had several experiences where an UBER or Lyft drives up, only to find out it’s not my driver. And then there are those deviants posing as rideshare drivers to pick up people and do harm.
While a mix-up is inconvenient, getting into a psycho’s car by accident can be life threatening. Passengers can take precautions by checking the license plate and confirming the driver’s name. Unfortunately, many times people neglect to do this safety check. Recently Samantha Josephson entered a car thinking it was her ride-hail and lost her life.
Rather than play potential Russian Roulette with your drive, you can call a Carmel Car and Limousine, which currently serves 360 cities. Moved by Josephson’s death, the CEO of Carmel, Avik Kabessa, immediately got his company to support the #What’sMyName campaign encouraging customers to check the driver’s name before getting in the car.
Kabessa went further than just the hashtag social media campaign to find an even better solution. He instructed his development team to come up with a new feature for its app. Called the Safety Ping, it ensures customers get in the correct car. It’s done through something called “Electric-Coupling”, which only works when the right driver is answering the ping. We’ll follow up with specifics on how it works shortly.
Safety is so key when deciding to let a stranger drive you. Though people can confirm their ride, distractions happen. Carmel came up with a great solution to take human error out of the equation.