Who needs Uber? Amish man launches carpool service in Michigan with his horse and buggy

An Amish man in Columbus, Michigan, has launched his own carpool service using a horse and a buggy to take passengers where they need to go. He has baptized it as "Amish Uber", although in reality he is not affiliated with Uber.

Uber will come to the Amish country … more or less.

An Amish man in Colon, Michigan, has launched his own version of the service using a horse and a buggy to take passengers where they need to go.

While not affiliated with Uber (and a cell phone can not be used for rides), passengers say Amish Uber by Timothy Hochstedler is a convenient solution in an area that does not have travel-sharing options.

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An Amish man in Columbus, Michigan, has launched his own carpool service using a horse and a buggy to take passengers where they need to go. He has baptized it as "Amish Uber", although in reality he is not affiliated with Uber.

An Amish man in Columbus, Michigan, has launched his own carpool service using a horse and a buggy to take passengers where they need to go. He has baptized it as "Amish Uber", although in reality he is not affiliated with Uber.

"Uber is a great thing, every year something new comes in and Uber is in style at the moment, so we have Amish Uber," Hochstedler told WWMT.

"We can take people to the steps of the entrance."

Amish Uber rides cost only $ 5 and can take passengers on a scenic trip through Colon. But, you'll have to point it out the old way.

The Hochstedler buggy is adorned with two signs for potential drivers to get to know the service: one with the Uber logo recognizable with an image of a horse and a buggy on it, and a handwritten note announcing the buggy rides of $ 5.

For those who are accustomed to the convenience of ordering a trip at the push of a button, it may not seem too exciting.

But in Colón, it could be the best for a taxi.

Amish Uber rides cost only $ 5 and can take passengers on a scenic trip through Colon. But, you'll have to point it out the old way.

Amish Uber rides cost only $ 5 and can take passengers on a scenic trip through Colon. But, you'll have to point it out the old way.

The Hochstedler trolley is adorned with two posters for potential drivers to get to know the service: one with the Uber logo with an image of a horse and a buggy on it, and a handwritten note announcing the $ 5 of the rides in buggy made by horses

The Hochstedler trolley is adorned with two posters for potential drivers to get to know the service: one with the Uber logo with an image of a horse and a buggy on it, and a handwritten note announcing the $ 5 of the rides in buggy made by horses

Amish Uber rides cost only $ 5 and can take passengers on a scenic trip through Colon. But, you'll have to point it out the old way.

While not affiliated with Uber (and a cell phone can not be used for field trips), drivers say Amish Uber by Timothy Hochstedler is a convenient solution in an area that does not currently have the carpool system.

While not affiliated with Uber (and a cell phone can not be used for field trips), drivers say Amish Uber by Timothy Hochstedler is a convenient solution in an area that does not currently have the carpool system.

While not affiliated with Uber (and a cell phone can not be used for field trips), drivers say Amish Uber by Timothy Hochstedler is a convenient solution in an area that does not currently have the carpool system.

"I do not think there's Uber down here, so it's great," said Becky Phelps, an Amish Uber rider, to WWMT.

"Give people that option that they can not drive or do not want to drive or they should not drive."

Hochstedler says that he mostly gives outings to people from outside the city, but also makes local deliveries for the people of Colon.

As with Uber, passengers can share the buggy rides with other people.

"Uber is a great thing, every year something new comes in and Uber is in style at the moment, so we have Amish Uber," Hochstedler told WWMT. & # 39; We can take people to the steps of the entrance & # 39;

Hochstedler says he mainly gives rides to people from outside the city, but also makes local deliveries for the people of Colón

Hochstedler says he mainly gives rides to people from outside the city, but also makes local deliveries for the people of Colón

Hochstedler says he mainly gives rides to people from outside the city, but also makes local deliveries for the people of Colón

Amish Uber will perform this weekend during the 81st Abbott & # 39; s Magic Get Together in Columbus, according to WWMT.

And, it seems that Hochstedler will not be the only one who will benefit from all the attention.

The owner of Amish Uber says that his horse "loves people".

& # 39; He is a Morgan. A Morgan is a village horse, "Hochstedler told WWMT," They love to kiss you or whatever. "

HOW IS UBER WORKING TO KEEP THE RIDERS SAFE?

Uber now conducts real-time background checks for its drivers as a means to improve the safety of its drivers.

The startup started testing the system in the US. UU Earlier this month and since then he has removed 25 people from the Uber controllers, according to Axios.

The measure occurs when Uber has had repeated problems with violent or abusive drivers.

Uber is partnering with the Checkr background check service and the Appriss security data provider to perform the checks.

Appriss collects the data in real time and then notifies Uber if a driver has a new criminal offense, Axios said.

The company then decides whether to suspend the driver based on that information.

"In short, what we are looking for … is a way to obtain the same type of information as in a background check, but get it in real time," Uber's vice president of security and insurance, Gus Fuldner, told Axios.

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