BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Brunei’s first ride-hailing business Dart has set a target of servicing 1,000 rides per day by the end of 2019, following the 40,000 rides recorded within the first year of its operation.
The firm which was first established in 2017 as a taxi-hailing app began its ride-sharing services in May last year, after its business plans were approved by the government. To date, it is the only firm that allows locals to register themselves as drivers and use their own cars to service passengers.
Celebrating Dart’s one-year anniversary recently, Chief Executive Officer and Founder Zul’Amali Dato Paduka Hj Idris lauded the company’s many feats achieved within just 12 months since it began its operation.
“We have had one year of Dart car and we didn’t know what to expect (but we end up with) almost 40,000 rides to date,” he said.
“We always have high ambitions and we are really going for it. Our next target is to get 1,000 rides a day. It is a high target but look at us and what we have achieved so far – I know we can do this,” he added.
Twelve months since its started operating, Dart now has 150 registered drivers – with “the most diligent” drivers able to consistently make $1,500 per month. Over half of these Dart drivers are youths in between 20 to 34 years old.