“The introduction of smartphones through development in telecom sector has boosted the transportation in many folds”, says Rahul Mishra, CEO of U-RYD Transportation Solutions. In a free-wheeling chat, Mishra tells Jayashankar Menon about various technological developments that are helping the transportation industry in a big way. Excerpts:
JM: What are the latest technological developments that reinforcing transportation in India?
RM: The transportation systems around which the modern world has been built are on the verge of a significant transformation. India, lingering in the transport industry have seen surge in recent years with new technology advancements. Transport plays a very vital role in the development of a country’s economy by determining overall productivity, quality of life of citizens, access to goods and services and the pattern for distribution of economic activity. Need for transportation have never been less for the people travelling through public transports.
New technologies are transforming the way citizens are planning, designing, building, and operating transportation systems. Travelers depend on traffic condition reports, electronic maps, on-board vehicle performance monitors, real-time transit arrival information, and a host of other services that did not exist a generation ago. People counting on additional advances in transportation technology, not just to get where want to go, but also to reduce greenhouse gases, improve air quality, and support economic development.
JM: You were of the view that the advancement in the technological sector is a concatenation of developments in many sectors. Can you elaborate on the same?
RM: Yes. For Instance, technological development have led to advancement in the cities and towns along with development in transportation sector either it is roadways, waterways, or airways. Blooming in transportation sector also impacts directly on the accessibility of backward towns and cities with time passage, thus flourishing the trade within the economy. Hence disgracing inflation and towards a healthy economy.
JM: What are the new transportation technologies that are emerging to meet these challenges?
RM: New transportation technologies are emerging to meet these challenges, including connected and autonomous vehicles, alternative fuels, key-less fleet management and traffic analytics, as well as local zoning and planning policies that support transit-oriented development. New technology for on-road communications will dramatically change how vehicles operate and provide information and capabilities for better, real-time traffic management — if the necessary network infrastructure is in place.
The introduction of smartphones through development in telecom sector has boosted the transportation in many folds. Ever thought of the app serving technologies helping people in fewer seconds to light up their day-to-day tasks with minimal hindrance? Yes it is, you may say! Instigation of app based technologies has minimized the long-distance travelling of people very plain sailing. These services running handy through smart phone have seen an instant growth in following years. People now don’t need to wait long hours to hire cab services or taxies or auto-rickshaws, they just need to handy the app and enjoy the rides.
JM: Can you talk about U-RYD Transport Solutions?
RM: U-RYD is a mobile application and website providing millions of people an approach to a simple and a quickest way to get cab facilities anywhere anytime. In this professional and speedily growing world, everybody needs a one-time solution for the transportation facilities without any hindrance. That is where U-RYD brings an excellent solution by creating better possibilities for travelers, drivers and destinations. U-RYD is officially the US firm, a transport service provider, which has launched its services in the burgeoning Indian market.
JM: What is the concept behind the plan?
RM: India is a potential market with digitally advanced smart phone users. With its Indian start-up venture, I believe in creating a better environment with new technologies. U-RYD has fused the technology with transport by giving a better option of App based technology and website and redefining transportation of people.
JM: What are the unique features of U-RYD?
RM: One of the best features of U-RYD is that the payment mode is very hand and simple. All the customers can do is to pay either through cash or card, in advance – through RYD Money (Wallet) or cash-in-arrival. Our App will not just help our patrons to explore cab facilities, it also helps them customising their schedule and has it properly planned. Initiating with earning opportunities for every ride customers enjoy also, U-RYD comes with simple and approachable application with also guiding the directions and locations as well. Every feedback by the user is valuable to us. Furthermore, we request U-RYD users (Users/Drivers) to share their feedback honestly.