Stony Brook University students now have one more travel option for a safe trip home after a night out partying, according to a report published in The Statesman.
The founders of Sobrio, a mobile app that connects student designated drivers with other students who need rides home, have partnered with the student group Stony Brook Compliments to launch the Sobrio service at Stony Brook University.
“We’re providing an elegant platform for students to help each other out, and make their campus a safer place … through collaborative consumption,” Nadav Ullman, co-founder of Sobrio, told The Statesman.
Here's how it works: Student drivers create a profile via the app with a photo, name, and list of previous rides given. Students who need a ride home can log in, submit their location, destination and the number of people traveling together in that group. The designated driver then receives a note via the Sobrio app, and makes an offer to the student(s), who can then accept or decline the offer. According to The Statesman, fares are typically lower than taxi cabs because the rates are set by the individual student drivers, who can earn up to $140 per night.
Sobrio's founders say the app already has more than 2,000 college-age users.
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