Interestingly, the ridesharing apps are your pass to the above facility and all you have to do is, sign up for free and start using it on your smartphone. Bla bla car was the first European startup that offered its members to share their distant travels with other members and split the fare. Today, Bla bla car has 20 million members, which is twice the population of Hungary.
Moreover, American startups like Uber and Lyft introduced the on-demand model of ridesharing, which was readily accepted and the ridesharing market expanded to a whole new level. Later on, Uber entered Europe and overtook taxis as a preferred mode of assistive commuting. As of now, Uber is biggest tech startup operating in 68 countries around the world.
The following infographic by tyre-shopper.co.uk traces the rise of ridesharing industry in visually engaging graphics.
Infographic by: www.tyre-shopper.co.uk