Córdoba: Didi arrives with promises of million-dollar profits for drivers and strong discounts for users

Córdoba: Didi arrives with promises of million-dollar profits for drivers and strong discounts for users
Córdoba: Didi arrives with promises of million-dollar profits for drivers and strong discounts for users

The Didi mobility platform arrives in the capital of Córdoba and will be active from this Wednesday with mobility alternatives, thus marking its first expansion within the country. In their presentation, they promised earnings of up to $500,000 per week for drivers and during these first weeks, passengers making their first trip will receive up to a 99% discount.

The launch was led by Delfina Orlando, the communications manager for the company’s Southern Cone. She announced that in the next few hours the services of Didi Expres, Didi Moto and Didi Put your price in the city will be available. Starting this week, the new APP will be added to the offer already offered by Uber and Cabify.

“Córdoba is the second city we are reaching within what is Argentina, we are already present in Buenos Aires,” said Orlando after justifying that it took four years to arrive, but “we are finally there.” He described that Didi is a intelligent technology platform of Chinese origin specialized in mobility, with presence in 15 countries and more than 4,000 cities. They have other services, such as financial intermediation, not yet enabled in our country.

They present themselves as “intermediaries between users, we connect drivers with passengers,” he said.

What will the services be in Córdoba?

The application will be the link to move people from a point of origin to a destination, whether by car or motorcycle. This will generate profits for the driver and offer a competitive price for the user.

Orlando highlighted that they have a great impact on the economy of the cities where they are installed, generating 723 million dollars in earnings from drivers in the city of Buenos Aires since the beginning of activities in the country, in 2020. In order to offer The service must be the owner of a modern vehicle that has the airbag safety system.

In Córdoba, they seek to “contribute to the construction of a multimodal transportation system in the city.” The platform inaugurates its operations with two of its mobility options: DiDi Express, which connects users for the transportation of passengers in private vehicles and DiDi Poné Tu Precio, the mobility option with a negotiation model that offers passengers and drivers the flexibility and control to negotiate the prices of their trips.

DiDi Moto will soon arrive, under the negotiation model of the price suggested by the app.

Within the framework of the launch, Delfina Orlando explained: “With this integration of services in a single platform, our objective is to offer the citizens of Córdoba more efficient and economical mobility, thus contributing to the improvement of urban mobility.”

Finally, Orlando highlighted that the safety of drivers and passengers is one of the company’s highest priorities. “At a global level we are continually investing in cutting-edge technology applied to our security systems. This allows us to ensure that 99.9% of trips end without incident,” he assured.

A city without legislation, but with hostile policies

“At Didi we understand that there is no regulatory framework that contemplates mobility platforms for the transfer of passengers through platforms. We want to be regulated. We believe that the best regulation and the best regulatory framework is one that puts technology at the center of everything,” Orlando warned about the difficulties that drivers will face.

Regarding the strong sanctions and seizures of automobiles by municipal inspectors, the communications manager promised “to accompany drivers throughout the process of fines and payment management.” It is not a simple mechanism, since an internal file is initiated, but “always resolved” through the same application.

“Didi works within the collaborative economy modality and we understand that sometimes technology advances much faster than regulations. That happens worldwide. That is why we are constantly presenting concrete projects, that is, concrete regulation projects to the authorities,” Orlando concluded.

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