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Daewoo begins its own Cab App to compete with Uber and Careem

Daewoo begins its own Cab App to compete with Uber and Careem

Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Multan and Abbottabad residents can avail Daewoo ride-hailing service

Daewoo can be listed in one of those premium transport services that we used to travel before Uber and Careem entered in Pakistani market.

Now the company has decided to step into the game too with its own cab-booking service to indirectly contest Uber and Careem. Daewoo is looking to take a slice out of the ride-hailing services pie as well, given the popularity and potential that they afford us in our everyday lives.

Daewoo also has released a new app which is not so difficult like other ride hailing services. As for all apps, the user is required to sign up or sign in the app when using it for the first time.

The app uses Google maps for navigation and setting pick and drop locations. The app also offers a ride now and ride later option to enable users to choose their time of departure.

Unlike other ride-sharing services, Daewoo offers business cars only (Toyota Corolla XLI and similar cars) and is much more expensive in comparison. Daewoo is hoping to target a niche with its luxury ride-hailing services in the market.

However, the fare rate is much higher than Careem or Uber. A similar route (as seen in the image on right) costs Rs230-250 on Careem Go and Rs150-200 on UberGo (Rs480 through Daewoo Cab). Granted the service offers business cars only, but not everyone can afford to pay that much on every trip.

You can also add an EasyPaisa account or credit/debit card for payment by tapping on “Add Payment Method”. This gives the app a slight advantage in terms of payment options over Uber and Careem.

Daewoo ride-hailing service is currently available in the following cities;

  • Islamabad/Rawalpindi
  • Lahore
  • Karachi
  • Multan
  • Faisalabad
  • Peshawar
  • Abbottabad
  • Sialkot
  • Sukkur

Daewoo also offers promotional code for users in Karachi and get Rs. 300 off their first ride. The promo code is; DAEWOOFIRST.

You can download their app from Play store for your Android and Apple Store, for your iOS.

About Sayyar Gul

Sayyar Gul is doing his MS Computational Sciences & Engineering from National University of Science and Technology. He is technology enthusiast with keen interest in new technological developments from around the world.
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