Drover Music

Drover Music

In addition to the core functionality of the Drover app (facilitating ridesharing), we are working on developing a new feature, Drover Music, that will also allow riders to request and play songs from their phone during their ride. The rider will use Spotify to search for a song to request to play. The request will be received by the driver if the driver allows songs to be played in their vehicle. Once the request is approved, the song will play through the driver’s phone using Spotify while the driver continues to the rider’s requested destination.

Drover Features: Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Drover Features: Autonomous Vehicle Technology

The future of transportation is nearly upon us -- cars driving themselves. This technology, previously the stuff of tv shows and movies, is actually becoming a reality on the road, with companies like Tesla successfully delivering a self-driving system to their newer vehicles and many more firms close behind. The allure of self-driving cars is clear -- more relaxing and restful drives, enhanced road-trip experience, accident prevention, etc. This blog aims to cover the primary benefits of self-driving cars as I perceive them as well as to summarize the current state of this technology. 

Drover Delivery

Drover Delivery

The On-Demand Economy is here. To recap from my On-Demand Economy blog entry, the On-Demand economy is composed of people-to-people transactions facilitated by technology companies (aka smartphone apps), in which people order goods or services and other people deliver/provide that good/service. In order to rise to the opportunity the On-Demand Economy presents, Drover is proud to announce Drover Delivery, a service by which app users will be able to order food (and hopefully other goods) delivered to them by our drivers. 

Meet Warren Williams -- Robotics Engineer

Meet Warren Williams -- Robotics Engineer

Warren Williams has had a phenomenal career as a robotics engineer and now joins Drover as head of our new robotics division. He works at the CLARCOR Innovation Center facility in Columbia TN and will soon be joining Drover's team as head of our new robotics division. 

Announcing: Drover Robotics Division

Announcing: Drover Robotics Division

Drover is proud to announce the impending launch of our Robotics Division, spearheaded by Warren Williams. He holds several US patents, in power management systems, radar, sonar, AI, agriculture, waste management, water purification, and new electric motors. He has published articles and been featured in numerous media channels, including Scientific America, Servo Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and seen on CBS news. Dateline, and Fox news. Warren, a career robotics expert and seasoned innovator, has a lot to say about the projects he will be launching at Drover. 

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 5: Mazda, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 5: Mazda, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai

This post is the fifth and final in my series of phenomenal cars under 30mpg. Until pure electric technology improves, we can look to traditional cars with internal combustion engines with high fuel efficiency/economy as a temporary solution or at least movement in the right direction. This series features some of the most popular and affordable of these such cars. 

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 4: Ford, VW

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 4: Ford, VW

This post is the third in my series of phenomenal cars under 30mpg, covering Ford and Volkswagen. Until pure electric technology improves, we can look to traditional cars with internal combustion engines with high fuel efficiency/economy as a temporary solution or at least movement in the right direction. This series features some of the most popular and affordable of these such cars. 
 

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 3: Honda, Nissan

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 3: Honda, Nissan

This post is the third in my series of phenomenal cars under 30mpg. Until pure electric technology improves, we can look to traditional cars with internal combustion engines with high fuel efficiency/economy as a temporary solution or at least movement in the right direction. This series features some of the most popular and affordable of these such cars. Part 1 covered Toyota's 30mpg+ models; Part 2 covered Chevy, Dodge, GMC, and Buick; this post will continue the discussion.

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 2: Chevy, Dodge, GMC, Buick

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 2: Chevy, Dodge, GMC, Buick

This post is the second in my series highlighting the best cars that get over 30 miles per gallon (combined city and highway). Until pure electric technology improves, we can look to traditional cars with internal combustion engines with high fuel efficiency/economy as a temporary solution or at least movement in the right direction. 

Phenomenal Cars 30+ MPG Cars - Part 1: Series Intro, Toyota

Phenomenal Cars 30+ MPG Cars - Part 1: Series Intro, Toyota

Until we reach our first year where international emissions are drastically increased by electric cars and sustainable tech, it is wise for consumers and manufacturers to seek compromise -- delivering traditional cars with as high fuel efficiency as possible. Meaning, if for the time being we "have to" use gas-burning cars, let's maximize the distance we are traveling for each gallon of gas. 

The On-Demand Economy

The On-Demand Economy

The On-Demand Economy can be defined as the marketplace created by technology companies that connect people with each other to more immediately position and provide goods and services. In other words, the on-demand economy is composed of people-to-people transactions facilitated by technology companies (aka smartphone apps), in which people order goods or services and other people deliver/provide that good/service. The 'on-demand' portion highlights how quickly this exchange can occur when consumers or those with demand are able to connect directly with suppliers (or agents of supply, eg delivery people who are not actually making food but delivering it). 

Special Feature: Nashville ELF

Special Feature: Nashville ELF

Upon first reading the title, many of you are probably thinking either 1) What is an ELF? or 2) It's not even Thanksgiving yet, and they are writing about Christmas. Well, my loyal readers, prepare yourselves for a treat... Drover Rideshare is excited to feature Nashville ELF

Drover's Call to Action on Climate Change

Drover's Call to Action on Climate Change

As I briefly discussed in a previous blog, the Paris Agreement -- the world's first comprehensive climate agreement -- came into force on November 4, 2016 (about 2 weeks before this article was written). 109 heads of sovereign states agreed to the agreement, including China and the United States. The Atlantic did a phenomenal job of summarizing the implications of the Paris Agreement, and I will first briefly summarize their points in order to contextualize the importance of this moment in history. 

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon - PART III

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon - PART III

In this Part, III, we investigate the three largest electric car markets in the world -- China, Japan, and Europe (as a sales region made up of individual countries/parties). 

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon - PART II

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon - PART II

52% of pure EVs in America are located in five cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Atlanta (3). On one hand, that is really exciting, because it places these three cities as national leaders in accepting and adopting electric vehicles. On the other, it is a wake-up call to the rest of the nation -- our electric vehicle stock is disproportionately allocated in a few cities while it should be saturated across the country. 

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon PART I

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon PART I

Our goal here at Drover, in essence, is to develop an environmentally-friendly rideshare service. To that end, we recognize the importance of the growing pure electric vehicle market around the world. As of December 2015, 1,260,000 pure EVs and plug-in hybrids existed across the world, a number 100 times higher than the world's EV stock (population/amount of EVs in the world) in 2010 (1). Pure electric vehicles are at the core of our current and future business model. 

Meet Mrs. Drover - Dr. Scarlett Garland

Meet Mrs. Drover - Dr. Scarlett Garland

Jeffrey Garland, Founder and CEO of Drover, wouldn't be the same man -- and Drover wouldn't be the same company - without his wife, Dr. Scarlett Garland, DNP. Since Jeff and Scarlett married in November 2015, Scarlett has dutifully supported Jeff's entrepreneurial spirit and initiative in founding Drover. In addition to being Jeff's #! advocate and supporter, she leads an accomplished career as a Doctor of Nurse Practice.

Meet Neel Patel

Meet Neel Patel

Hey everyone! My name is Neel Patel and I am an iOS Developer at Drover Rideshare. I am from India and moved to United States back in 2009. I lived in New Jersey for about 8 months before moving to Tennessee. I live in Cookeville, Tennessee and went to highschool there. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science at Tennessee Technological University. 

The Drover Difference

The Drover Difference

During the last few weeks, we have been meeting with all kinds of people to talk about Drover. The main question (and understandably so) that everyone asks us is: "What makes Drover unique?" So today, we are going to talk about the Drover difference -- everything that makes us special, and then some.  

Official Drover Launch - Android v1.0 is on Google Play!

Official Drover Launch - Android v1.0 is on Google Play!

The moment we have all been waiting for is here -- the Drover App has officially launched on the Google Play Store! Check it out on the Play Store here.

After months of time and effort, we are beyond excited to make this announcement. iOS development isn't far behind, but we couldn't wait to launch the android app.