A Nigerian tech startup, BMP Car, says it has launched a two-in-one car-hailing service to simplify transportation system in Lagos and across Nigeria.
The company, in a statement on Tuesday, said that BMP Car was a technology ride-hailing transport service using 2-in-1 model, Car sharing and VIP Taxi, on the same platform.
According to BMP Car, the model allows users to link-up and join anyone embarking on the same route with them or book an instant ride to their various destinations.
It said that the idea was designed to reduce hassle for online transport users, adding that the Car Sharing mode was useful for both intra and interstate, while VIP Taxi mode was mainly within Lagos state.
The company said that the platform aimed to offer Nigerians simple, reliable, secure and cheap transportation service, to reduce stress and aid smooth intra and interstate travels.
It said that being a community that connects car drivers to passengers, users’ identities on the platform were properly verified after registering with their details, so that partners could know who they were travelling with.
Commenting, Ezekiel Ojo, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of BMP Car, said that the platform was set up with a unique model of providing a 2-in-1 service of Car Sharing and VIP Taxi model with instant bookings, unlike its competitors.
“Through Car Sharing, car owners can find people nearby that are travelling in the same direction with them through a few clicks and get paid.
“Users can also easily get across to available car owners embarking on the same route with them, ” “Ojo said.
He said that people could also request for a ride through the VIP Taxi model, noting that it was positioned to offer drivers and partners the best earnings while also offering users excellent service.
‘’Unlike other online hailing platforms that failed to identify some critical problems facing drivers and users, BMP Car was designed for both the riders and the users to generate additional revenue and enjoy a convenient, easy and safe platform.
“It reduces hustle of users from decision making by using 2-in -1 model on the platform, the car-sharing (inter-state) and VIP Taxi (Taxi mode to their various destination).
‘’Anyone can earn more revenue which could be drivers or passengers on car sharing, while VIP drivers are permanently available on the platform to respond to an instant booking by the users.
“BMP Car is reliable, affordable and securable; the app is available both on the Google Play Store and Apple store, Ojo said.