We’re proud to announce the latest city where one-tap ride-hailing service asterRIDE will put down roots: Chicago. So much to do. So much to see. So much amazing pizza! We can’t wait to explore the Windy City and all it has to offer, in addition to bringing a new, effective and safe ride solution to the people of Chicago.
This marks stop number four for asterRIDE, right behind Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle, and more cities are on the way. If all goes according to plan, we’ll also be in Los Angeles by the end of spring—knock on wood!
So just how do we decide where we’ll go next as we work to expand the asterRIDE network nationwide? No, we don’t throw darts at a map (though that sounds like a really fun idea). The answer, at least so far, has been simple. It comes down to needs. We target cities that have two things: a major need from passengers—safe, simple ride-hailing—and a need from drivers and chauffeurs—an effective way to connect with their passengers. So far, we’ve found those two needs are huge in our current citites, and asterRIDE is an effective way to connect the dots.
People often ask us if we’re competing with ride-sharing services like Uber. Well, in a way, of course we are. We offer security and stability those services can’t and don’t. Plus a little healthy competition means we’re constantly working to improve. But our experience thus far has taught us that the demand is out there; we don’t have to knock Uber out to succeed. No single platform can serve the needs of an entire metropolitan city. As long as there are people seeking reliable rides, asterRIDE will keep expanding its reach.
We can’t wait to see where asterRIDE will go. Is your city next?