In a competitive space that is currently being dominated by Uber and Bolt, a startup is trying to offer something different for the masses in urban transportation.
Vielly is a Mobility As a Service company that aims to connect people and eliminate the common stress of daily commuting around cities on the continent.
The company is building a social on-demand ride-sharing mobile application for millennial urban commuters going on similar routes.
How It Works
Similar to other ride sharing apps, users can use the Vielly app to request for a ride at their nearest bus stop where they will be joining others going on a similar route. At the end of the ride, users will be splitting the total cost of the ride which will be 70% cheaper than other rider sharing apps like Uber and Bolt.
The platform will interface with social media and Vielly will make commission on rides in addition to revenue from ads on the community.
Possible sources of income also include venturing into delivery of goods, utilizing our community to crowdsource map data for urban development, and digitizing local car hiring and food delivery.
Vielly hopes to launch next month with a limited amount of drivers on one of the busiest roads in Accra at different bus stops.
Vielly hopes to capture a segment of young professionals, freelancers and students in their early 20s and 30s who have no cars, and cannot afford an Uber, with their only source of transportation being Trotro (and other paratransit minibus options).
Vielly also hopes to venture into other services including delivery of goods, utilizing their community to crowdsource map data for urban development, and digitizing local car hiring and food delivery.