For quite some time now, Uber has been changing the way people all over the world travel from point A to point B- and Malaysia is no exception. However, though the public welcomed the arrival of the ride-hailing app, existing taxi services weren’t too happy.
Now however, in the wake of the rise in ride-hailing services, a Malaysian startup has risen to the occasion and followed suite in the footsteps of GrabCar, launching their own ride-hailing service- but it comes with a twist; instead of using cars like other popular ride-hailing services, they use motorcycles.
Dego, the recently introduced ride-hailing service that was founded in 2015, contracts motorcycles instead of cars- which by logic, provides a more efficient and economical alternative to customers in the Klang Valley.
At RM2.50 per 3 kilometers, Dego reserves boasting rights as the cheapest ride-hailing service. That being said, with the unique advantage of motorcycles being able to weave through traffic, Dego customers get from point A to point B faster than customers of conventional ride-hailing services who have to sit through the infernal Malaysian traffic for hours upon hours at end.
Dego has also taken into account the safety and ‘hygiene of their services’ by offering shower caps to customers for them to wear under the also-provided helmets, eliminating the possibility of a scalp infection. Like Uber, Dego also offers real-time tracking as well as door-to-door services.
With it’s promising returns and profit, ride-hailing service contracts has proven to be a worthwhile part-time-gig for Malaysians looking to earn some side income- however, not many can afford cars to begin with. However, now with Dego, those looking to earn some extra income can do so with their motorcycles- a much cheaper alternative to cars.
Also offered in their fleet are 4-wheelers to cater to businesses that require affordable goods transportation services.
Us, among a large majority of Malaysians think this ride-hailing service will make transportation more affordable.
What do you think of this ride-hailing service? Would you try it out? Let us know! – The Inscriber