TheBlackList Pub

For All Points-Of-The-View.

5 African transport tech startups to watch

Around the world the transport tech spotlight focuses on Uber.  While the US$40+ billion company is certainly staging an attempt at global taxi-hailing domination, in the meantime, Africa plays home to a myriad of innovators disrupting African transport markets in more exciting ways than Uber.  Here are five of Disrupt Africa’s favourite transport tech startups taking off in Africa.

SafeMotos

Rwandan startup SafeMotos is looking to address the country’s shocking road traffic accident statistics, particularly with regard to motorcycles – with 80 per cent of road accidents in Rwanda involving a motorbike.

SafeMotos is an Uber-esque hailing app for Rwanda’s popular motorcycle taxis.  However, there is a twist in the app’s backend, which makes the most of the vehicle telematics industry. The company installs smartphones on motorbike taxis to track drivers’ behaviour and register data, pushing bad drivers to the outskirts of the system.

The startup has already raised US$85,000, and plans to have 400 drivers on the road by the end of the year.

CladLight


CLICK LINK FOR THE FULL STORY: http://disrupt-africa.com/2015/06/5-african-transport-tech-startups-to-watch/

ALSO READ:

African entrepreneurs at centre of global change – Village Capital http://disrupt-africa.com/2015/06/african-entrepreneurs-at-centre-of-global-change-village-capital/

Comment

You need to be a member of News from Africa to add comments!


Donations Accepted

Discussion Forum

The Role of African Start-ups in Driving Smart Agriculture in the Continent

Started by TheBlackList-Publisher Nov 7. 0 Replies

The Focus on Sensors and Satellite Imaging is Central to the Adoption of Smart Farming Practices.The focus of this study is…Continue

Nairobi Kenya: AppsAfrica Innovation honors RippleNami, a provider of blockchain data visualization technology

Started by TheBlackList News Oct 30. 0 Replies

RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization…Continue

China-Africa International Film Festival: A new bridge of friendship between China and Africa

Started by SendMeYourNews Oct 12. 0 Replies

When it comes to film festivals in Africa, people tend to think of such events…Continue

Stats South Africa to embark on countrywide Census of Commercial Agriculture beginning Monday 15 October 2018.

Started by TheBlackList-Publisher Oct 8. 0 Replies

Stats South Africa set to conduct Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 (CoCA)…Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by KWASI Akyeampong.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Rivers APC Hails Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi at 53
= = http://theblacklist.net/