Commuting and Why It Hasn’t Changed Until Now
The world has seen a lot of innovation over the past few years. From fun new startups to industries that were never even imaginable a few years ago, like 3D printing. But if you had to pinpoint the innovative technology that has had the biggest effect on your life, you’d be hard-pressed to beat this one.
With many changes that have taken place within transportation, however, there is still one massive area that still…sucks. The daily commute.
What are some of the reasons for this? And is this likely to change soon? Read on, as we discover how some massive changes are coming to millions of people’s daily pain point.
Reason 1: Focus has been on intracity transportation
Up until HQ, companies have focused on disrupting intracity transportation.
Intracity transportation solutions are in high demand due to the sheer number and volume of people living within major US cities. The market size is massive and attracts entrepreneurs like moths to a flame. With such a large market before them, companies have chosen to focus their efforts and energy on providing intracity solutions before intercity ones, i.e. before people’s suburb-to-city-to-suburbs commute.
Reason 2: No incentive to improve
Think about the commuting solutions currently available to your employees. Whether it’s a train or a bus company, they have likely stayed the same for as long as you can remember. Unfortunately, there is no reason for these companies to improve because many of them are government-run. Why would that lower their drive to innovate and improve their service? The answer is simple. They don’t need to because they aren’t reliant on customer satisfaction to keep them running.
Reason 3: Doesn’t fit the ride-sharing business model
Ride-sharing has taken the transportation industry by storm but sadly hasn’t affected how people commute. The reason is that commuting is not really “on-demand”. Think about it: employees commute twice a day, 5 days a week. With a regular schedule like this, surge pricing isn’t a feasible option, a popular way major ride-sharing apps make money. Additional, people can’t buy their own buses and become independent drivers due to regulations and traffic/bus laws.
The future of commuting
Fortunately, your employees’ commute doesn’t have to be the most dreaded part of their day – now, there’s HQ Shuttles.
HQ Shuttles is a corporate shuttle solution that takes employees from their homes to their work in the city, daily. Everything about HQ is new and innovative. From its smart, algorithm-based app, its premium buses, and friendly drivers. Your employees can even reserve their seat so they’re guaranteed a comfortable, restful and relaxing commute to work or back.
Do your employees drive to work? Imagine them spending their 1+ hour commute to work and back being productive and catching up on work or a book rather than sitting in traffic with their hands tied to the wheel.
Now that’s innovation. Want to add corporate shuttles to your company? Get it touch here
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