Ground TransportationThe service started as an informal network in Siberia with drivers that allowed riders to set their fare.

Name-your-fare ride-hailing company inDriver adds service in India

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Passengers in Chandigarh, India can suggest fares for their selected routes.

InDriver allows passengers to suggest a fare for their selected route. Nearby drivers receive the fare and route information and can either accept the offer or bargain for more money.

New York-based inDriver is bringing its unique model of ride-hailing to India with a launch in the northern city of Chandigarh.

The company says it now serves 26 million riders in more than 200 cities in 23 countries.

InDriver allows passengers to suggest a fare for their selected route. Nearby drivers receive the fare and route information and can either accept the offer or bargain for more money.

Passengers then see multiple offers from drivers and can pick the one they want based on things such as fare amount, driver ratings and type of vehicle.

The service started in 2012 in Siberia when, after taxi drivers doubled their fares during an especially cold period, locals rebelled by using social media to create their own network of independent drivers that allowed riders to set their fare.

Within six months this informal network had 60,000 participants. Shortly thereafter it launched in a more formal manner as inDriver with a mobile app and since then has raised $15 million.

During its initial launch period in Chandigarh, inDriver will not take a commission on rides so drivers will earn the entire fare.


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