With the success of Uber there has been a flood of new ridesharing apps that promise cheap and convenient rides in NYC and elsewhere. But the new car service app Juno seems a bit different from all the rest. For starters, it promises better work conditions for their drivers and is possibly luring thousands of Uber drivers to switch the company.
So how does Juno plan to build a platform of drivers without any customers? For starters, Juno is offering drivers $50 a week just to keep the app turned on during their normal working hours. The startup is also promising to take a smaller cut of each fare — 10 percent compared to Uber’s 20 to 25 percent — for at least the first two years of operation. But the best part is Juno’s equity offering: 1 billion of the company’s founding shares reserved just for the drivers.
You’re probably interested in their services as well? Much like Uber, Juno will offer three basic types of services:
– Bliss is the equivalent of uberX
– Luxe is like uberBlack
– SUV is an SUV
The startup says it won’t have surge pricing to start out, but it will pay drivers “a surge fare” during periods of peak demand. Juno also promises a fairer rating system than other ride-hail services. Unlike Uber, drivers will not be able to rate riders, however, they will be able to block specific passengers from requesting them again. And also, Juno will allow its drivers to accept cash tips.
We certainly look forward to trying out Juno, how about you?
If you’re interested in becoming Juno’s driver, sign up on their website.