SafeMotos – Rwanda
Billed as Africa’s answer to Uber, SafeMotos does more than just connect passengers with rides. The app is targeted at Rwanda’s famous motorcycle taxis and is designed to prevent the rising number of road accidents, encouraging safer driving and rewarding responsible drivers. Eighty percent of traffic accidents in Rwanda involve motorbike taxis, and SafeMotos is addressing this clear need of making roads a safer place for Rwandans.
Interested drivers with at least three years of experience have smartphones and the SafeMotos app installed on their motorbike taxis. The app records the drivers’ speed, acceleration, GPS and gyroscope data – and the information is analysed remotely and combined with feedback to give an overall safety rating.
The company boasts more than 5,000 registered users, has done more than 20,000 trips, tracked more than 500,000 km, and has raised more than $130,000 in funding.