Automakers are betting on consumer sentiment shifting towards personal mobility in the post-COVID scenario.
The threat of contracting coronavirus in public transport or in app-based taxis has led to many choosing to discontinue shared mobility, at least for a long enough time. The trend, ostensibly, should shift towards personal mobility.
A Pune-based start-up, however, would argue otherwise.
sRide, a carpooling app, with a user base of over 2 million and about 60% active ones, says that carpooling is a safe option from the perspective of office-goers who want to return to work but are too apprehensive to use public transport and don't have their own vehicle.