Pull Forward with the Best Transportation Possible
When you operate a transportation service of any kind, your goal as always is to keep your customers on the move.
Consumers’ looking to drive from public transport to self-driving appears to be increasing.
Unlike public transportation, those taking the self-driving route will have more flexibility. As such, they can come and go easier.
As a provider of autonomous cars, you need to make sure your platform in the cloud covers all your riders’ needs.
Remember, you are looking to merge the winning ingredients of car-sharing and ride-sharing.
With that in mind, you need the right platform to be sure all riders will be identifiable. First, check to make sure you can identify everyone setting foot in a vehicle.
Staying Miles Ahead of the Competition
With Tesla and Google having test-driven autonomous cars, others look to speed ahead. In doing so, they look to take command of a market that shows signs of growth for the foreseeable future.
To have the most mobile and reliable service available for riders, number of factors are at play.
1. Identification of all riders
As mentioned a moment ago, you need to know the I.D. of each rider that comes your way.
Not only is it important to know each rider’s identity for safety reasons, but also financial ones. The most notable of the financial reasons is of course getting paid.
With the right platform in place, you can process every aspect of each rider’s payments. This will of course include costs for any damages done to the vehicle while it is in their hands.
2. Availability of vehicles
Riders do not want to be hanging when they need a vehicle to get their daily errands or other needs met.
With that in mind, making sure you have a vehicle ready to go for them is crucial.
Among the items you will want to check-off your list:
- Vehicle is in fact available for use. Keep in mind that riders will want vehicles for a myriad of needs. These can range from getting to and from work to going out on the town for an afternoon or evening.
- Vehicle has full tank and all other needs (tire pressure, fluid levels etc.) are suffice..
- Review of vehicle’s navigation system so it is set for the rider to maneuver around town or wherever they go.
3. Not overlooking safety
Having mentioned safety, it is imperative not to overlook safety.
What happens with an accident between a human driven vehicle and an autonomous one? Where will the blame lie and who could get charges? How will insurance companies settle the matter? Will the makers of autonomous cars go back to the drawing board if too many accidents occur?
Though testing of autonomous vehicles is on-going, they aren’t ready yet to lead.
That said America appears headed in a different direction with how it gets from one spot to another.
Those companies with the transportation platforms to meet consumer needs will drive by competitors.