Drover welcomes all new and returning Tennessee Tech students!

Drover welcomes all new and returning Tennessee Tech students!

Welcome all new and returning Tennessee Tech students! We hope that your move on Great Move-In Day went as smoothly as possible and that you're ready to start the semester. Tennessee Tech is a fantastic place to pursue an education, and we hope that you'll make the best out of your time here.

Drover Rideshare is launching in Sparta, TN on August 4th

Drover Rideshare is launching in Sparta, TN on August 4th

We at Drover Rideshare are so excited to announce that we will be launching Drover in the Sparta, TN community on August 4th! We are so happy to be expanding to this great city and can’t wait to begin serving this community. Ever since our launch in Cookeville on July 4th, our sights were set on expansion to the surrounding community of Sparta.

Drover Rideshare is launching in Livingston, TN on August 4th

Drover Rideshare is launching in Livingston, TN on August 4th

Drover Rideshare is so delighted to announce that we will be launching Drover Rideshare in Livingston, TN on August 4th! We are so happy to be expanding to this wonderful city and can’t wait to begin serving the Livingston community. Ever since our launch in Cookeville on July 4th, we had our eyes on expanding to the surrounding community of Livingston, and we’re happy that that day has finally come.

Drover 4th of July Grand Opening in Cookeville - Let's Drove!

Drover Rideshare is happy to announce that we will be opening for business on July 4th! Riders will be able to place rides through the app in Cookeville, TN starting on that date, with more cities to follow shortly after. We at Drover Rideshare are so excited to bring our service to town, as the founder, Jeff Garland, and many of the others involved call Cookeville our home. It will be a pleasure to bring affordable, eco-friendly Rideshare to our Cookeville community.

If you aren’t caught up with what Drover Rideshare is and what we’re all about, you can read more about us on our About page. Our goal is to provide a service that gives back to the local community in a couple of different unique ways, such as providing a fun and positive environment to our riders as well as giving back to the community through our philanthropy initiatives. 2% of every fare is donated to a local or Tennessee based charity, and we hope that through providing our service to the community, we can make a strong and positive impact. For more information on our initiative to give back to charity, check out our Drive for Charity page.

If you’re interested in becoming a driver, please read our Drive for Drover page and see if you’d be a good fit! We strive to provide a welcoming and encouraging environment to all potential Drovers and hope that you’ll reach out and apply. Although our launch on July 4th is for the Cookeville market, we are looking for drivers in a wide array of markets across Tennessee. For the full list of cities that we are recruiting in, please take a look at the Drive for Drover page linked above. If you’re interested in becoming a driver, please send an email to droverrideshare@gmail.com or call (615)-400-3334.

Even though our launch in Cookeville is not until July 4th, our apps are available for download today! You can download them off the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, and get registered in preparation for the launch.

We at Drover Rideshare are so excited to launch on the 4th of July here in Cookeville and hope you’ll join us along for the ride when we get started. We can’t wait to get started and show you what we’re all about! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook so you can keep up-to-date with all the news and updates about our service. Drover Rideshare is an evolving platform, and as we add new markets and expand, we’ll let the public know on our social media pages. Thank you!

Solar City

Solar City

When I was in seventh grade, I made a presentation on renewable energy technology at the time and delivered it to my middle school science class. At that time, solar energy was prohibitively expensive, poorly distributed, and an impractical alternative to just paying your energy bill, even in the Sunshine State. Today, in my junior year of college, it is so cool to look at a company like SolarCity with awe and respect at how they have almost single-handedly transformed the solar power industry and made solar tech a viable option for our homes. 

The Tesla Fleet

The Tesla Fleet

Tesla started once as an electric ultra-lux sports car company with the Tesla Roadster, of which they produced about 2500 models from 2008-2012.. From there, they introduced the comparatively less expensive and more widely available Model S sedan starting summer 2012 to now. After that, Tesla introduced the Model X, their electric SUV, in 2015. Finally, now in 2017, Tesla has released the Model 3, their cheapest, most consumer-friendly car to date. Let's take a look at Tesla's fleet as it exists now in Fall 2017. 

The Tesla Gigafactory

The Tesla Gigafactory

Tesla, the world's foremost electric car company, is taking the renewable energy sector by storm. For decades, renewable energy has been scoffed at as a reliable means to power cars and homes because of excessive cost, lack of widespread availability, and distribution. Tesla already fought and beat this problem with the Tesla Models S and X -- relatively affordable ($60k+) consumer cars powered solely by electric motors and batteries. Throughout Tesla's adventures producing electric cars, a major issue they have encountered is the cost of lithium ion batteries. The Gigafactory is Tesla's gigantic solution.

Volvo Cars Soon to Boast Fully Electric Fleet

Volvo Cars Soon to Boast Fully Electric Fleet

In light of Tesla's phenomenal success, many car manufacturers are releasing plug-in electric hybrids and fully-electric cars. Volvo Cars, however, is taking this trend to a whole new level. Founded in 1927, Volvo Cars has announced intentions to build an electric motor into every car in their fleet by 2019 -- just two short years away. This transition will mark the end of an era as over the past century the company has powered their cars solely by the internal combustion engine. 

Elon Musk's "The Boring Company"

Elon Musk's "The Boring Company"

Despite this, visionary founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, is on the job to bring you a never before seen innovation to driving. Except, instead of taking your car to the skies, he wants to take it underground via The Boring Company. 

Tesla Semi Truck

Tesla Semi Truck

In my last blog, I featured the Toyota Mirai, their self-proclaimed car of the future. In today's blog, we are going to take another glimpse at the future in discussing the Tesla Semi Truck. Although the idea of a Tesla Semi is still a whisper based off of a suggestion. In his Master Plan Deux, Elon Musk alluded to a "Tesla Semi". According to Musk, the Tesla Semi will be ready witin a few years. 

Meet the Toyota Mirai

Meet the Toyota Mirai

The Toyota Mirai is the world's first commercially sold hydrogen fuel cell car. Toyota believes that hydrogen fuel cell cars -- like their Mirai -- are the future of automotive transport; appropriately, the vehicle's name, "Mirai", is Japanese for 'future'. Today's blog will take a deeper look at the Mirai, answer questions such as how much it will cost if you want to by one, how hydrogen fuel cells work, and how Toyota's newest addition to their fleet compares to Drover's favorite car of the tomorrow: the Tesla Model S. 

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is technology that superimposes computer-generated screens or images over the user's normal vision of reality. Unlike virtual reality technologies which totally repalace your vision of reality, often forcing you to sit down so you don't hurt yourself walking around, augmented reality is designed to work in tandem with your normal life. Also unlike virtual reality tech, augmented reality is not widely available to consumers. However, this will likely change by the end of 2017. 

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

For decades, virtual reality has been a thing of science fiction and imagination. In the past few years, however, virtual reality (VR) has not only emerged on dedicated headsets, but made it to our fingertips, available now on many smartphones. Virtual reality is the computer-rendered simulation of a 3D environment that we (people) can interact with in natural ways. The technology used to deliver VR experiences varies greatly. In this blog, we will talk about the two different major types of VR tech and possible future directions for the industry. 

Drover Thoughts on The Internet of Things

Drover Thoughts on The Internet of Things

It seems like almost every day, another smart, connected device comes out. Examples include the Apple Watch, Samsung Gear, the Fitbit, Nest thermostats, Samsung smart refrigerators, Amazon Echo, Google Home, smart lighting fixtures for homes, etc. The Internet of Things is the growing network of inter-connected machines online working in the cloud. There is a lot to unpack there, so let's jump in. 

Big Data vs Data Science vs Data Analytics Part 2

Big Data vs Data Science vs Data Analytics Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of the blog that brings you all the data. Well, probably not all the data, but we are going to talk a lot about data in this article. Terms like 'Big Data', 'Data Science', and 'Data Analytics' are thrown around a lot, but what do they mean? How do they affect our lives? Let's dive in. In this post -- Part 2, we'll look at Data Science and Data Analytics