The exit of Uber from Singapore has prompted many new companies vying to fill the big void left behind. In the past few months, many ride-hailing firms have entered the private-hire market. They include Jugnoo from India, Singapore-headquartered MVL (My Vehicle Ledger), local firms Ryde and Filo Technologies.
Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek is also due to make its entrance into Singapore and South-East Asia markets in the coming months.
A new player by local drivers and ex-staff of ride-hailing app
Comes June 5, 2018, a new Singapore based start-up company will be the next to launch their private-hire ride-hailing services.
The new start-up will be named Kardi, founded by 27-year old Ashwin Selambram. According to the information on social media, Kardi is created by local drivers and ex-staff of ride-hailing apps, which presumably are ex-Uber staffs.
Kardi’s proposition to private-hire drivers
They have listed 4 reasons to attract private-hire drivers to start driving for Kardi and they are specifically targeted to address some of the long-standing issues that private-hire drivers are facing.
It also promotes a #Support Local initiative, where they encourage local to work together and support each other to achieve a better future.
Signing Up as a Kardi Driver
The question on many drivers’ mind now is “How Do I Sign-Up”?
Kardi has been actively recruiting drivers to sign up as a driver through social media.
- NRIC (Front and Back)
- Driving Licence (Front and Back)
- Vehicle Log (From OneMotoring)
- PDVL (Front and Back)
- Screenshot of your bank account number and account holder name
- Commercial Motor Car Insurance
Details of new-driver sign-up incentives or referral incentives are not available at the moment. Drivers who would like to give it a shot with Kardi can prepare the documents and sign-up online.
Massive Changes to come in the private-hire industry
With the 1 July deadline nearing for those without a PDVL licence, there is expected to be an exodus of drivers in the coming month. Despite the potential fall in numbers, many more private-hire ride-hailing firms are still jumping into the market. A ‘market correction’ coming soon?