Month: July 2015

Uber and Gojek just the start of disruptive innovation in Indonesia

People in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, where public transport is poor and the traffic horribly congested, have eagerly welcomed ride-hailing apps such as Uber for car rides and Gojek for motorcycle rides. San Francisco-based Uber entered Indonesia in August last year as part of its expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. Gojek, a local company that has been operating since 2011, has an average of 200 new drivers per month. But these apps that connect drivers to passengers are creating competition for established taxis and corner-street ojek (informal motorcycle taxis). And they are not happy. The Organisation of Land Transportation Owners (Organda) has questioned the legality of Uber cars operating in Jakarta....

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UBER AND GOJEK JUST STARTING INNOVATION IN INDONESIA

People in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, where public transport is bad and the traffic is very crowded, vigorously welcomes applications driving vehicles like Uber to drive and Gojek to ride motorcycles. San Francisco-based Uber entered Indonesia in August last year as part of its expansion across the Asia Pacific region. Gojek, a local company that has been operating since 2011, has an average of 200 new drivers per month. But the app that connects the driver with passengers creates competition for established taxis and motorcycle taxis (informal motor taxi). And they are not happy. The Organization of Land...

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Go-Jek Install Go-Busway Feature in its Application

Go-Jek, the provider of online ojek service providers, will soon be installing a feature called Go-Busway. In that application, you can see TransJakarta bus position in real-time, which is integrated directly with TransJakarta bus stop. Nadiem Makarim, founder of Go-Jek, said this as a form of support from his side to the Government of DKI Jakarta in advancing transportation technology in Jakarta. “We are pleased to have the full support of the provincial government to innovate again,” said Nadiem, Thursday, July 2, 2015. He said, with the application, passengers can know the position of TransJakarta bus and promo from...

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