The spirit of the sharing economy is an economic system in which underutilized assets or services are shared and charged or free to individuals. With the development of the Internet, through accurate search and matching, the providers and demanders of assets or services are successfully connected. Such shared service platforms are emerging in large numbers. In this way, the business model of connecting bilateral groups has begun to try various combinations, and it has also brought different incentives to various existing industries. Among them, "riding the car" has also caught the wave of the sharing economy. From the hitchhiking method known to everyone in the past, it has developed a transportation behavior in which drivers and passengers share the use of cars during the journey, and use private or jointly leased vehicles. To meet the "common" private journey. The ride-sharing platform matches the two types of people who are driving and riding, and share the cost and cost of the ride on the same journey.
This model also brings external benefits for society and individuals: such as relieving urban traffic congestion, reducing air pollution and carbon emissions, solving some parking problems, and solving traffic in areas where passengers do not have private transportation or are inconvenient for public transportation questions, and even meet new friends. In Taipei, a traffic network area with extremely high density of cars and vehicles, some operators want to establish a commuter-ride platform that does not charge service fees to solve the congested commuting problem in the greater Taipei area. For example, commuters from neighboring counties and cities to Taipei, You can use the platform to match and share the gas money, highway tolls, and even vehicle Shadow Making depreciation costs. However, the ride-sharing platform operators started from the beautiful concept of sharing, but they collided with the current regulations on the management of the passenger service industry.
In the relevant consultation, the operators reported that they were faced with the following: the act of sharing the relevant "costs" (such as fuel money and tolls) in the process of driving evenly between the driver and the passengers will lead to the behavior of driving that seems to violate the "Highway Law". Failing to operate the automobile transportation business in accordance with the regulations. If the regulatory risks cannot be overcome, the business model will not be able to develop smoothly, and it will also affect the original intention of the industry, let alone the vision of subsequent plans. Therefore, after writing to the competent authority, the competent authority will still ban if this act of sharing costs and expenses actually involves the use of self-use vehicles to carry out passenger-carrying "business activities". Subsequently, in March 2017, the Ministry of Communications held a meeting with Liudu to reach a consensus on the principle of carpooling for self-use vehicles (Note 1) on the definition of legal carpooling. No more than 2 trips per day, the cost sharing can only be used to calculate energy costs and tolls (no profit-making relationship is allowed), and drivers are not allowed to deliberately detour to carry passengers, only the original activity distance and there are vacant seats. . This is to distinguish th More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels