April 18, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - MojoCar LLC recently released its flagship product, MojoCar Client, a transportation app that allows users to book cars throughout the New York City metro area from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or on MojoCar online - giving commuters a new option that gets them from point A to point B safely, quickly and easily when they're on the go. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store free of charge.
Once users set up a MojoCar Client account, they can choose to book rides "now" or later." When a client needs a ride now, the app uses GPS technology to instantly send the request to all MojoCar drivers within a two-mile radius of the client's pickup location. The booking is awarded to the first driver who responds, and the app provides the client with an ETA - guaranteed to be within 15 minutes.
When a client books a ride in advance, the request goes out to all drivers within the MojoCar citywide network. Drivers then compete for the job by submitting bids in real time, auction-style, with prices and vehicle details. In this scenario, the client takes his pick based on price, car and/or user reviews, benefitting from competitive pricing and a selection of cars ranging from economy through premium, including Lincoln Town Cars, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
When clients are dropped off at their destination, they can pay their fare directly through the app - using their own device, or the driver's. A receipt is automatically sent via email. For rides booked "now," clients pay a flat fee of $30.95 to go anywhere within Manhattan.
Drivers use MojoCar Client's counterpart, MojoCar Driver, to connect with commuters. All drivers within the MojoCar network are fully licensed, qualified and experienced. In order to participate, drivers must adhere to a strict set of policies designed to protect passengers, including a prohibition against bids with hidden fees or charges.
MojoCar LLC is a transportation solutions developer on a mission to change the way people get around big cities by harnessing the power of mobile and virtual platforms to connect passengers and drivers. Currently available only in New York City, future MojoCar releases will cover additional major U.S. cities. MojoCar also plans to expand to Blackberry and Android platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 MojoCar LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.