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5 African transport tech startups to watch

Around the world the transport tech spotlight focuses on Uber.  While the US$40+ billion company is certainly staging an attempt at global taxi-hailing domination, in the meantime, Africa plays home to a myriad of innovators disrupting African transport markets in more exciting ways than Uber.  Here are five of Disrupt Africa’s favourite transport tech startups taking off in Africa.

SafeMotos

Rwandan startup SafeMotos is looking to address the country’s shocking road traffic accident statistics, particularly with regard to motorcycles – with 80 per cent of road accidents in Rwanda involving a motorbike.

SafeMotos is an Uber-esque hailing app for Rwanda’s popular motorcycle taxis.  However, there is a twist in the app’s backend, which makes the most of the vehicle telematics industry. The company installs smartphones on motorbike taxis to track drivers’ behaviour and register data, pushing bad drivers to the outskirts of the system.

The startup has already raised US$85,000, and plans to have 400 drivers on the road by the end of the year.

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