BlaBlaCar is a free ride application available for Android phones and iPhone (iOS) that allows passengers and drivers to travel together at below average prices. Users evaluate themselves with zero to five stars after the race, and can check details such as driver profile, color and vehicle plate before accepting the ride. Check out how BlaBlaCar works and what security measures the app offers.
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BlaBlaCar is an app that allows travel sharing Photo: Emanuel Reis / TechTudo
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How does BlaBlaCar work?
To offer a ride on the BlaBlaCar, the driver must tap on the corresponding option and inform travel data, such as origin, destination, timetable, the number of available spaces and the cities that are part of the route (for any transfers). The app does a basic calculation to price the script, which can be changed by the user. It is also possible to configure the return trip by the same route.
It is possible to offer rides at BlaBlaCar with customizable itineraries Photo: Reproduo / Emanuel Reis
The passenger must select the Search for a ride option on the home screen to find an available car. Then fill in the origin, destination and time to check the rides with price and other details. Passengers can select the desired ride and book it. If confirmed, there is a chat available to chat with the driver.
The user needs to fill in some itinerary information when looking for rides on BlaBlaCar Photo: Reproduo / Emanuel Reis
BlaBlaCar employs a policy of reliable tools, such as seeing the number of Facebook friends of passengers and drivers, checking the level of experience and profile information, such as photos and comments.
If you are a beginner in the app, some basic procedures such as confirming email and cell phone, adding a profile picture and choosing your preferences while traveling are very useful to increase your level of experience. It is also important to evaluate drivers and passengers at the end of a trip.
The BlaBlaCar Experience Levels give more credibility to the users of the app Photo: Reproduo / Emanuel Reis
The S filter for them is intended for women who prefer to travel only with other women. Passengers who want to take advantage of this feature should normally look for a ride, and then just select the filter in question to view the trips available in that mode.
Drivers who want the same need to configure their rides within that filter. Go to "Your ride", touch "Places and options", check the "S for them" filter and confirm. Consequently, vacancies will only appear for women.
BlaBlaCar allows a single ride configuration among women Photo: Reproduo / Beatriz Cardoso
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