Automotive & Transportation, Financial Services, Information Technology & Services
Region of Initiative
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SafeMotos, Rwanda, is an award-winning tech enterprise from Kigali with a mission to increase the safety of African roads while providing more convenient and cost effective transportation. SafeMotos is an online motorcycle taxi platform that connects customers to safe rides via the company’s mobile application. From data collected on drivers’ smartphones, SafeMotos assigns each driver a safety score (drivers must maintain the minimum score of 90/100 to remain on the platform). As part of its BCtA commitment, the company aims to engage 1,200 drivers in the SafeMotos by 2019, at the same time increasing opportunities for female drivers and decreasing the likelihood of driver road accidents by factor of 10. SafeMotos drivers earn 15% more per ride than the market fare, receive safety training and are integrated in SafeMoto’s digital payment system. SafeMotos will be the second Rwanda-based company on the BCtA platform and the first digital ride-sharing model among the platform’s portfolio.