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17. Dec 2018
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What is … the difference between ridehailing and ridesharing?
Although the terms ridehailing and ridesharing sound similar and are often used interchangeably, they resemble two very different mobility solutions. We make our way through the labyrinth of mobility terms and explain what is behind them.

Ridehailing is a convenient method of door-to-door transport. Ridehailing services, similar to ridepooling providers, use digital mobility platforms to connect passengers with local drivers in their private vehicles. Ridehailing services are similar to regular taxis, which do not offer an effective carpooling option. Well-known examples of ridehailing services include Uber and Lyft. 

Ridesharing, on the other hand, is more like an organised carpool. Essentially, it means sharing free seats with passengers who have a similar destination or want to travel in the same direction as the driver. Start and destination as well as the route are determined by the driver alone. Well-known platforms that drivers can use to connect with passengers include BlaBlaCar and goFlux. 

A similar concept is used for demand-responsive transport with ioki software: ridepooling. This is also a type of carpooling; however, the route is based on the demand of the passengers and is controlled by an algorithm.  

You can find out more about on-demand transport and ridepooling here. 

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Easy on the road with the ioki Vehicle App: an insight into the navigational app for demand-responsive transport

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The ioki Vehicle App is an important part of the ioki Platform alongside the ioki Passenger App and the ioki Operator. It has been specially developed to ensure the smoothest possible journey for drivers, a comfortable journey for passengers and efficient operations for transport companies.
Currently, the implementation of on-demand transport is often associated with a high level of bureaucracy and paperwork. This is eliminated by using the ioki Platform and the app.

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