Updated on June 8, 2024

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Created on August 28, 2019

Gokada

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Gokada bike drivers can be hailed or requested via this application for safe mobility in Lagos, Nigeria.

Developed By
  1. Gokada Inc
Content Partners
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Author

Product Description

Gokada is an application for bike taxis. All bikes on the app are above 200cc which enables them to travel on all roads in Lagos, Nigeria. Drivers can be hailed on the street or can be requested via the application. For safety purposes, drivers are required to pass a phsychometric and driving test, and are extensively trained in defensive driving behavior. Drivers are equipped with two helmets, one for the driver and one for the passenger.

Target SDGs

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Market Suggested Retail Price

$1.85

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Google Play Store, App Store

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mobile development

Intellectural Property Type

Copyright

User Provision Model

The application is downloaded from Google Play Store or App Store

Distributions to Date Status

100000+ app installs

Design Specifications

Commuters can hail a Gokada driver on the road or request one via the application or website to move around Lagos in Nigeria. The app uses GPS to link the user to a nearby Gokada motorcycle taxi driver. The drivers are trained in defensive driving behavior and are required to pass phsychometric and driving tests. The user enters desired pickup and destination locations which are then confirmed by a call from the verified assigned driver. Upon reaching the destination, the application calculates the trip fare which the user pays in cash.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Complaints of driver performance can be made through the Gokada website (bottom of page). The Safety and Support Team resolves the users' complaints and answers their inquiries. The Driver Support and Experience Team resolves the drivers' complaints and challenges. The company makes periodic updates to the app to enhance productivity.

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

N/A

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Gokada aims to offer a safe ride that can bypass the delays of traffic with drivers who have passed a world-class training program in Nigeria.

Vetted Performance Status

User reviews can be viewed at the App Store and Google Play.

Safety

The drivers are provided with a spare hairnet and helmet that is DOT (US Department of Transportation) certified. They are also trained in defensive driving behavior with safety in mind.  Gokada provides driver and passenger insurance in case of accidents.

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Akinlade, O.C. and Brieger, W.R., 2003, Motorcycle Taxis and Road Safety in Southwestern Nigeria, International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 22(1), pp. 17-31

Ogunrinola, I.O., 2011, Informal Self-Employment and Poverty Alleviation: Empirical Evidence from Motorcycle Taxi Riders in Nigeria, International Journal of Economics and Finance, 3(2)

Compliance with regulations

Spare hairnet and helmet are DOT (US Department of Transportation) certified.

Evaluation methods

Unknown

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