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London, Blackheath, United Kingdom, 2014/11/28 - A brand new offering by the London-based management consultancy firm Forward Plane Ltd is on its way to transform the way people share rides in Britain - DriverCollect.com.
Sharing rides in the UK can be as tedious a task as it is anywhere else in the world. But now, a new breakthrough offering by Forward Plane Ltd. seems to have changed things far for the better for commuters in both urban and rural communities.
Dubbed Driver Collect, this new specialized service launched by the company is fine tuned to cater to both ends of the market: drivers and riders. It simplifies things for both parties by constantly searching for the best available matches on any given route.
The modus operandi is fairly simple, claims the official Driver Collect website. Users are required to log in to the website and enter their requirements. Once fetched with the data, the system starts searching for potential rides for each individual user.
The moment potential matches are found, the website clubs together the top 5 amongst them to the user’s view list. In the extremely unlikely event that the system should fail to find an immediate match, it keeps searching in the background until the issue is resolved.
Following this, all parties are put in touch so they can bid, negotiate and reach a unanimous decision with regard to the specifics of the ride.
“We take a series of adequate security measures to ensure a safe ride for all,” says Mr. Jerome Thircuir, CEO in Forward Plane.
“In addition to keeping a detailed record of the ride, we also make sure that the credit card info submitted by the users can be traced back to their real identity in case the need arises,” Mr. Thircuir adds.
However, Driver Collective does not store users’ credit card and other sensitive information, the company website clarifies.
The service is free for riders, which means they aren’t required paying any extra surcharges other than the cab fee. A small deposit is charged to discourage potential abuse of the service, but it is immediately refunded once the riders reach their respective destinations. Drivers are charged 12 per cent (10 per cent + VAT) of the agreed fare.
Drivers Collect (drivercollect.com) also offers a mini message system that allows users to communicate with each other whenever required.
“Drivers Collective is capable of bringing a revolutionary change to the way cab services are used by urban as well as rural communities. Especially rural communities, because they often have to deal with issues like lack of adequate public transport infrastructure, higher cost of running a car etc.” says company spokesman.
“It also makes the perfect alternative for those in sporting communities, or people attending festivals and events.”
About Forward Plane Ltd
Founded in September, 2007, Forward Plan Ltd is a London-based management consulting company. Founeded by Jerome Thircuir Forward Plan Ltd and DriverCollect are here to change the way rural communities across the U.K. often have to cope with a stinking dearth when it comes to cheap and practical commuting options.