Obstacles and Opportunities in Ride Hailing Industry

Till a time one couldn’t have even imagined that you would find a ride hailing application to assist riders in commuting and traveling from one part to another. The inception of Uber in 2009 though made this dream into a reality and the ride hailing industry gained a huge user base and in no time many budding entrepreneurs started having their own ride-hailing industry.

However, the cab hail industry despite the opportunities it possesses also has some obstacles and challenges.

Given below are the obstacles and opportunities that the ride hailing industry has which every entrepreneur needs to remember.

Let’s discuss the obstacles first,


Safety is a very important element especially if you are into a taxi hail industry. Commuters complain that the drivers drive in a rash manner and do not ensure the safety of the riders. This is an issue that surely is a matter of concern for the ride hailing industry.

Data Revelation

Some reports suggest that the card data and personal information have gotten revealed without their consent which is a matter of concern for the ride-hailing industry and is another important obstacle for the taxi hail industry on a whole as it reduces the credibility of the industry.

Zero User-Friendly Interface

An application should be easy to use for the users and empower them to make seamless payments. However, not many applications allow users to do that and lack a user-friendly interface which makes it an obstacle for the ride hailing industry.

Along with the obstacles mentioned above, there are some other obstacles that the industry faces like the growing influence of the government and its attempt to have ownership over the industry on a whole, having no employee appeasing policy for the engine of the cab hail industry, i.e., the drivers, etc., to name a few.

However, the industry also has opportunities.

Let us have a look at some of them in detail,

Opportunity to Drivers

It provides an opportunity for drivers to work as independent contractors as per their convenience and availability and earn a good income and get more work based on their past rides.

Provides Riders Convenient Rides

The ride hailing industry empowers riders with convenient rides. All that they need to do is book the ride and be assured that they will be able to reach their destination in the shortest possible time.

Along with the opportunities mentioned above, it also allows the entrepreneur a chance and opportunity to gain a hefty profit by allowing them a chance to take a look through the activities of their riders and drivers respectively and updating their industry to make it even more profitable for them. Thus, to sum up, the taxi hail industry has a lot of obstacles and opportunities and if entrepreneurs can balance both and analyze over what can help them create a successful ride hailing industry, it will make it a profit bearing tree for them in the long run.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of Appclonescript.com, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.