What is Driver2home
How many times did you go out by car thinking: “Tonight I’m not gonna drink anything!”? How many times the night really went as you thought? By now, young and adults, drive their car after consuming alcoholic drinks, hazarding to cause car accident, to get fined or to have the car license pulled. You don’t have to be drunk to not be allowed to drive anymore. Just drinking a little more than a pint of beer or a glass of wine, so that the evening could end with an unexpected event.
Driver2Home is the new solution to the problem. It’s a replacement driver service: just contact the driver through the mobile application, sit yourself on the passenger seat and get carried back safely home.
Thanks to Driver2Home you don’t have to choose between the comfort of moving during the night with your car and the pleasure of drinking together, not to worry to drive back home.
The idea comes from a service, popular in many countries around the world, South Korea in particular, where the service was so successful that it takes more than 100,000 people in the role of chauffeur every day.
Once you submit your request for service, you will view the closest driver. The system will show you his credentials, the rating given by the vote of users, the arrival time of the driver and the estimated cost of the service. You can choose either to proceed with your request or to stop it.
Payment will be made electronically at the end of the race. You will be required to register yourself at the initial log in and your credit card number will be associated to your profile.
It will also be possible to exploit a range of additional services, like adding your favourite destination on your personal account, so you do not have to insert it at the moment of the service request; Or you can save the position of the car once parked, so you can tell the driver the exact location of the meeting point, without being already in place. In this way you will not miss where you parked the car, too.
You must be wondering: how the driver will come back? Car sharing service proceeded, in many Italian cities, since more than a year. The driver will also have a folding kickboard with him in order to reach your vehicle easier.
The crowdfunding campaign
Thanks to your help, the service will be active from 2015, when the city of Milan will host the World Expo event, offering another night alternative of moving and ensuring safety in transportation.
We are asking for a contribution to develop a mobile application and to promote the service. If you have read this far already, then you are obviously passionate about our cause.
Thank you very much for your ongoing support.
Alessandro, Francesca e Matteo
Project created by
April 2013, South Korea. Alessandro is on a night out with some friends. The Soju is going down way too easily, things get messy. Everybody is way too drunk, including the designated driver. Nobody seems concerned about how they will get home except for him. Somebody makes a call… A friendly stranger arrives soon after and takes the car keys. He gets into the driver seat and drives everybody home safely. He asks for $16, gets his money and leaves with a smile...