In Urbvan, we believe that the main problems/challenges with mobility in Mexico city include:
1) Unsafe: 82% perceive transportation as unsafe, while 68% have been physically harassed in public transportation.
2) Reliability and Convenience: 55% perceive transportation costs as expensive in relation to quality. Yearly, 2 months salary spent in transportation.
3) Traffic and Inefficient : 41% invest more than 2 hours a day commuting and 56% use more than 3 vehicles per journey.
4) Expensive: the alternative to public transportation is to expensive since a single-occupancy vehicles is too expensive for a daily commute, costing up to 10x more than public transportation in a large commute.
Urbvan is a shared commuting network that aims to improve thousands of daily commutes, focusing on security, convenience, and efficiency; all throughout the reach of a mobile app.
Our network has predetermined routes and timetables from which the user can choose the one that fits the most with their needs throughout our app. The user then needs to encounter their Urbvan in the selected station and enjoy the comfort and security of their trip.
With high leverage on technology, we are able to plan smart and efficient routes that connect the most amount of people with a similar origin and destination without condemning them into a slow and long commute. This way we significantly reduce car usage within the city, achieving an important impact on the traffic and on the environment. Most of our routes connect residential zones and important subway stations with the main business hubs, aiming to work as a complement of the actual public and private transportation networks.
All our vans are equipped with GPS monitoring and security cameras that enable us to have a quick response under any circumstances. That way we can ensure our users with security during their commute. We know that's not enough and that many of the insecurity events happen in the transshipments between transportations so almost 100% of our stops are made in private, safe and illuminated places in order to ensure the user with a great experience and strong security not just during their trip with Urbvan but also before and after.
Transportation users need certainty about their commute. How much time am I going to spend in traffic today? At what time is the next bus departure? Would it still be a free spot or am I have to do a long queue before boarding? These are just a few of the questions we are solving with our network and technology. Through our app, the user can know their ETA, follow their Urbvan, know the availability, and plan their trips. This way we ensure the user with reliable transportation.
We also look to impact not only users but the rest of the community that can join our platform with their van, turning it into an Urbvan to start generating attractive profits. This way we activate the community economy and increase the job offer.
The sum of all these efforts bring not only interesting results in terms of mobility but also in life quality for our users and an environmental impact.