Ridesharing company Bolt has introduced a new feature that allows drivers to set prices and passengers to pick the driver of their choice.
According to Bolt regional manager for East Africa Kenneth Micah, drivers will be able to set their price per kilometre to reflect preferences and the local market in a move that is aimed at making the platform more attractive to drivers by giving them control of their work.
Micah further added that drivers will still have the option of using the company’s model of pricing. The innovation follows numerous complaints and requests from drivers to change the pricing model on the app to offer more flexibility.
The new feature also allows passengers to choose a driver of their liking based on the pricing, ratings and estimated time of arrival. The new feature will be tested in Nairobi for the first time in Africa before being adopted for use in other cities.
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