FarePilot, an app designed to assist ride-sharing drivers in finding pickup hotspots, has announced the end to their services, meaning gig-economy workers on apps such as Uber and Bolt will no longer be able to access their real-time data.
FarePilot was started three years ago when they stated that they had ‘one mission’: to help rideshare drivers. The idea was that drivers would save money by spending less idle time on the road and shortening the time between jobs by using the app which directed drivers to areas of high customer demand.
The service provided details of hotspots where there were areas of high customer demand in a number of countries around the world, including the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. Hotspots were curated using a variety of live and historical data sources as well as avoiding congested areas where there were already too many drivers.
FarePilot also provided event listings so drivers could be in the right place at the right time to find riders.
The company has now officially closed operations due to the “difficult times” faced within the industry.