After you're done scheduling your trip, we'll show you drivers that share similar routes and departure times to yours. They will also be able to see you on their side. At this point, there are several things you can do to increase your chances of being offered a ride:
Request a ride
- After you have found a driver (or several drivers) that matches your criteria, you can request a ride from them by tapping "Request ride" on the map screen of the trip you want to take (1st image below).
- After you complete the step above, the driver(s) will be notified that you would like to join them in their trip. You will also be able to see the status of your request at the bottom of the screen (2nd and 3rd images below).
Chat with the driver(s)
- You can, at any time, send a chat message to any driver that you see in your suggestions. According to our Data Wizards, doing so nicely boosts your chances of getting a reply back from them!
- To do this, first tap the top half of the driver's info card (1st image below) and then tap the "Chat" button (2nd image below). If the driver has provided their phone number and made it visible, you will also be able to call them.
- When chatting with a driver, try asking them if you could join their carpool first. If they reply positively, then you can also discuss the time and place that you should meet at (in case you or them would be more comfortable in meeting in a different place than the one indicated by the app).
Simply wait for a driver to offer you a ride
- As we mentioned before, after you schedule your trip, all the drivers that share similar routes and times to yours will also be able to see you. This means that, at any point, they might make the first step by either offering you a ride (see image below) or sending you a chat message.
- Pro Tip: In order to maximise your chances of being offered a ride, we always recommend that, as soon as you see a driver that is a good match for your commute, that you take the initiative and get in touch with them.
Followed the steps above and got offered a ride? Way to go! 🙌
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