Hot Rider is a nifty app that allows you to set up and request carpools for the corporate world! All you need is an existing LinkedIn account, a car, and other coworkers in need or a ride. It is the hopes of Hot Rider to address the needs of carpooling by reducing carbon emissions in busy cities.
First launching Hot Rider presents you with the Login screen where you can either create an account using your LinkedIn credentials or login using your Hot Rider account email and password. Once you are in, you’ll need to fill out all of the vital information such as your name, phone number, car type, car color, currency accepted, and more. This will allow the riders that you pick up for a carpool easily identify your vehicle as well as contact you should then need to do so. Once all of the vitals are imputed and stored, it’s time to schedule your first carpool trip.
Scheduling a carpool is quite simple and takes no time at all. Tapping in the top right corner of the screen will open the side menu where you can navigate Hot Rider, from there tap on the Publish Trip tab and you can create your trip. In the schedule section you will fill out the Source, the point of origin, and the Destination, the end point. Once you have the addresses imputed you can then select the date and time for the trip. If this trip is something that is going to happen each and every day you can select that under the date and time, this will save you from having to come in each day and add a new trip. Once you’re ready tap on Publish Route and you can select from up to three different routes based upon the start and end point. Now you’re ready for others to join your carpool!
Other users of Hot Rider will be able to see your trip and request a ride. From there you will get notifications and message from riders who would like to join your carpool. Once your car is full, you’re ready to go! Happy carpooling and safe travels.