Commuting could be a beast, especially in metropolis like Beijing, which is known for its long-term headache of traffic jams. Although there’s no shortage of on-demand car-sharing apps to get you around the city, Ttyongche differentiates itself as a ride-sharing community for commuters to solve their transportation problems during rush hours.
After signing up as Ttyongche members, car-owners and ride-seekers can post details about their planned journeys and the platform’s smart logistics engine will help to pair the two parties.
The app offers a variety of car-riding experiences, ranging from economy class, comfort class to luxury class, depending on the type of car passengers selected. The riders would be informed about price of the ride upfront.
As always, security is one of the biggest concerns of ride-sharing experiences. In addition to information about cars, Ttyongche also integrated car-owner profiles like rider reviews and whatever other bio info the driver has included. It has IM feature to allow instant communication between car-owners and passengers. According to the startup, Ttyongche also offers up to 200K yuan (around US$33K) of insurances to both parties.
As an avid advocate of sharing-economy, Zhai Ganglong, founder of the company, said most of Ttyongche’s users have a dual-role as both service providers and receivers in the community. He added that more than 50% passengers on the platform are also car-owners who offer rides.
Like other services, Ttyongche supports online payment. But one thing makes it different from others is that the money users earned on the platform as a car-owner can be used to pay for their rides as passengers.
The Beijing-based startup is founded by Zhai Guanglong, founding member of group-buying service Meituan and former CEO of Chinese Airbnb-like vocation rental service Mayi, in April this year. The company is supported by a 13-member team and only operates in Beijing now. It has received Pre-A funding recently.
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