MotorHike – Share a bikeChoose the best ride for the bestprice.
What is MotorHike?● For motorbikers to find hikers who join them for a fixed price.● For travallers and commuters to find bikers who take them for a fixed price.
How does it work?● Each city/area has their own local center ("retailer") where operators are handlings the clients calls, while the MotorHike software stores the data and handles automatable tasks.● The clients (bikers and hikers) connect to the local center in either of the following ways: ○ Phone + SMS (see the "Usual scenario" below) ○ Web interface ○ Smartphone app
Usual scenario1. Biker registration2. Hiker request3. Biker notification4. Final steps Lets see an example!
1. Biker registrationExample: A biker calls the local call centerand informs them that he travels eachMonday from place X to place Y leavingbetween 7:00 and 8:00 (whenever needed)and is willing to take a detour of 30 minutes atmost. This information is stored.
1. Biker registration● From● To● When● How frequent (eg. every Monday, every workday)
2. Hiker requestA prospective hiker calls the local call centerand tells them that he wants to travel thisMonday from place U to place V leavingbetween 7:30 and 8:30 (whenever possible).He is told that he will receive an SMS aboutthe biker that will take him in 12 hours.
3. Bikers notification1. All potential bikers are notified in SMS.2. The quickest biker that takes the ride sends a premium-rate SMS to the center.3. The center sends SMS messages to all other bikers that the trip offer is no longer valid.4. The center sends an SMS message to the hiker with the phone number of the quickest biker.
Express query● Can be used when the hiker does not want to wait 12 hours.● The hiker calls the center via its premium- rated phone number.● He will instantly get the phone numbers of all potential bikers either on the phone or in SMS.● If no biker is available, the premium-rate is refunded.
Web interface and smartphone apps● Web interface and smartphone apps can be used instead of a phone calls by bikers to specify their available trips and hikers to request a ride.● The "express" feature is available for hikers after sending a premium-rated SMS. (One SMS = one express query. If the query yielded no bikers, the query possibility will remain on the hikers account.)
FAQHow much does a ride cost?Each city/area has its own fixed fare (amountof money per kilometer), which is the samefor all bikers in that area. The hikers pay afterthe kilometers that they travel (so the detourthe biker has to take is paid by the biker). Theamount of traveled kilometers is calculated byour software based on the starting point anddestination given by the hiker.
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