Global ride-sharing service inDrive which recently launched in Sydney has partnered with MapUp’s toll intelligence service TollGuru to provide InDrive app users with access to toll information for toll roads in Sydney and cities across Australia.
TollGuru APIs are used by over 30 million vehicles worldwide in 80+ countries to optimise routes, control costs, and maximise revenues. Drivers can compare travel time and cost – fuel expenses, tolls – to pick an optimal route for their trips. With this partnership, passengers and drivers using the inDriver app will see tolls for all bridges, tunnels, and toll roads in Australia within the inDrive app – gaining full control over the toll costs for the rides.
Mike Chauhan, Australian Country Manager, inDrive commented:
“Sydney is amidst an infrastructure boom, with 13 toll roads connecting the city and there are more planned in the coming years. This partnership with MapUp ensures our Sydney passengers – and other cities across Australia – are provided with upfront, transparent, and predictable costs prior to setting foot in an inDrive vehicle. We will continue to bring transparency to our passengers and riders alike, enabling fair fares for all.”
Maneesh Mahlawat, CTO at MapUp also said:
“At MapUp, we want to enable drivers and riders to make informed trip decisions. Our mission is to unlock mobility intelligence for real-time trip optimisation using machine learning algorithms. Our TollGuru partnership with inDrive makes trip costs transparent for both passengers and drivers”
The companies said they plan to expand the partnership to other markets. MapUp currently provides toll intelligence for 80+ countries across the globe including North America, Europe, Australia, and Latin America. It just expanded its coverage to southeast Asia and plans more market launches soon.
Ausdroid hopes to try out Indrive soon once we need a rideshare trip that will cost more than $20 (which is the InDrive minimum) and the route will use a toll road/bridge etc so we can tell you how the new MapUp integration works.