Safe Boda is a ride hailing application that links the user to nearby motorcycle-taxi operators, who are equipped with helmets and have been trained in first aid and road safety. The product is offered by SafeBoda and is currently commercialized.
The SafeBoda app allows users to hail a motorcycle taxi at any location within Kampala. The app uses GPS to link the user to a nearby Safe Boda motorcycle taxi operator. The operators are trained in road safety and first aid. The app calculates an estimate for the cost of the journey after the user enters his/her pickup location and destination. On reaching the final destination, the app outputs the actual cost of the journey which the commuter pays in cash.
N/A because once the app is downloaded it can be used until unistalled
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
SafeBoda aims to offer a safe and trustworthy motorcycle taxi service in Africa. The app provides an option for rating the rider as a measure of monitoring set targets.
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
The motorbike and app used to hail a ride. Mobile money is an option provided for customers who want to go cashless or purchase credits.
Academic Research and References
Mutiso, W, 2010, ‘Boda boda’ bicycle taxis and their role in urban transport systems : case studies of Nakuru and Kisumu, Kenya, University of Cape Town
Kokwaro, Paul L., Jack O. Ajowi, & Ettah A. Kokwaro, 2013, Competitive Forces Influencing Business Performance of Bicycle Taxis in Kisumu City, Kenya, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4(2) , pp. 719-728
Compliance with regulations