In its bid to change the face of the city transportation industry in Nigeria, IVM Cruise, a technology-based ride-hailing service from the stable of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company has been launched and flagged off by the Governor of Enugu State, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and is now live in the city of Enugu.
The launch and flag-off event had in attendance, the Governor of Enugu State, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, transportation stakeholders, youth and women groups, residents of the state, and members of the fourth estate of the realm.
The Innoson Chairman, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma’s welcome address captured the essence of their organisation’s services, which is a unique blend of vehicle ownership scheme by their pilots and a platform for their customers to request pick-ups and drop-offs while including vehicle charter services.
“Our service offering, IVM Cruise, is a unique technology-driven ride-hailing service which offers our pilots a good chance of becoming dignified transporters and owners of brand new Innoson Connect vehicles after an initial period of three years.
“IVM Cruise is a platform which will enable our city dwellers to request for their pickups and drop-offs from location to destination and will feature charter rides to distant places.
“Essentially, what we’re launching today is in line with modern global trends in city transportation industry and it will operate on an incremental digital architecture.
“Our organisation’s ride-hailing service features a digital payment system and an offline settlement facility. It is easy to use, engagingly interactive, personalized to each customer and offers quick response to our service subscribers.”
In his message, the Enugu State Governor assured his government’s readiness to ensure the favourable investment climate in the state is maintained and pledged incremental financial empowerment and improvement of the transport sector within Enugu State even as he commended Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd for commencing their ride-hailing service in his state.