Intro to Coride
If you have found this site, it means that you are interested in using Coride to ride together. Welcome!
Let us describe a little about how the app works.
After downloading the Coride app from either the AppStore or Google Play, you will need to register. Use either email address and password or use Apple, Google or Facebook.
Once registered, select Menu and then Profile from the bottom menu. Click on the pen symbol to edit your profile. Add first name and last name and your phone number. Feel free to add a profile picture!
The Organisation field is used to associate commuters to their employers. This means that the employer can see how much CO2 all employees save together, so feel free to state your organization. Click Add and select your organization from the list. If it is not there, add it.
At the bottom of the screen is the bottom menu with five different symbols:
- Rides – takes you back to the home screen where you can see your planned and historical trips
- Search – click here to search for a new trip or to post one or more new trips
- Savings – click here to see how much carbon dioxide and money you have saved by sharing
- Inbox – click here to access the Corides Message Center where you can find your Coride reminders and conversations with other Coriders
- Menu – click here to open your settings
Click on the blue wallet icon at the top right to access your wallet.
By clicking on the Coride logo at the top left, you will be taken to the Home screen.
Go to Ride and select Driver at the top. Start by selecting where you want to go. Here you can select your current location or search for the address you want to start from. Similarly, select the address you want to go to, and then select the date and time.
If you want to create a return trip at the same time, fill in the time you want to drive back the same way in the Add return trip field.
Coride needs to know which vehicle you want to use and how many seats are available for this trip. If you have not entered this before, the app will ask for this. You are also asked to indicate if you usually have pets in the car and if smoking is allowed in the car. The first time a vehicle is specified, the app will collect information about the vehicle.
Click Create. Now your details about the trip are displayed before you publish it. Make sure the locations, dates and times are correct before proceeding.
This screen also indicates the maximum price that the trip will cost for the person traveling with you. The price is directly dependent on the route and the Swedish Tax Agency’s rules for mileage compensation. If you have more than one passenger, costs are shared by more people and the price per passenger decreases.
Instant booking means that a passenger can book a ride directly. If you deselect Instant booking, it means that the passenger applies to join the ride and that you as the driver must approve the passenger before the booking is made.
Recurring rides – drivers
So far, you have created a one-way trip or possibly a return trip. Since Coride is primarily aimed at commuters, many Coriders will travel the same distance often. Therefore, we have made it easy to both create and book on recurring trips.
Before you choose to publish your trip, scroll down to the calendar view at the bottom of the window. The date you have already selected is marked in the calendar with a blue circle. The arrows in the circle indicate whether it is a one-way trip or a return trip. If you want to repeat the trip on other dates, simply click on those other dates. Here you can plan trips several weeks ahead.
If you want to mix single trips and round trips, you can use Advanced mode to change among the trips you said publish. One scenario could be that you plan trips and return trips for the next two weeks, but know that one day you will have to stay longer at work. Then change this day to a one-way trip by clicking off the return trip by using the arrow symbols to adjust your trip. When you are done, click Publish. (If this is your first time publishing a ride, you will need to identify yourself with BankId)
Search for rides
Go to Ride and select Passenger at the top. Start by choosing where you want to go. Here you can select your current position or search for the address you want to start from. Similarly, select the address you want to go to, and then select the date and time.
When you search for trips, the results window appears. Hopefully there have been a number of trips to choose from. Should no suitable trips be available, click Create if you can instead imagine driving and publishing your own trip.
If there are available trips, are they displayed as Search Results? Trips that deviate too much in the desired route or desired departure time are not displayed, but pay attention to the details of the trip before proceeding with the booking.
If you have searched for a round trip, the results list can show available rides that are just round trips, but also those that go either there or back. You can freely choose to go with one or more drivers, for example going there with person A and going back with person B. Click on the ride(s) you want to book and then click on the blue arrow to proceed. Please note that you still have not booked a trip.
The next screen shows the details of your ride, including times, locations, maximum price and information about the driver and the driver’s car. Maximum price means the compensation that the passenger pays to the driver for the journey. If there are more people in the car, the price drops because more people share the costs.
Recurring rides – passengers
Commuters often make the same trip every day. On the page for travel details, you can therefore see if the trip you have chosen is part of a series of recurring trips. A series is when the driver has planned many similar trips on several dates. If you want to book several of these trips in the series, click on Recurring rides to see available dates in the calendar view.
In the calendar you can see the day of the trip you were looking for marked with a blue ring. Other days available to book are marked with gray arrows. Select which additional days you want to book in the calendar and click Confirm and Book.
If you want to book recurring rides, but want to adjust one of rides, click on Advanced mode and use the arrow symbols to adjust your trip.
NOTE. You need to have a balance in your wallet that covers the maximum price of your trip at least 24 hours before the trip starts.
(If this is your first time booking a trip, you will need to identify yourself with BankId)
You can access the wallet by clicking on the blue balance icon in the upper right corner of the screen or from Settings under Menu. Here, your transactions are listed in chronological order. Red minus transactions are journeys where you have been a passenger and green plus transactions where you have been a driver. Click on a transaction to see more details and to send a receipt to your email address, if you wish.
At the top of the wallet are the Withdraw and Deposit functions. To transfer money to your wallet, click Deposit and follow the Swish process. If you drive a lot and build up a larger balance (max 3000 SEK), or if you want to withdraw money for other reasons, click on Withdraw. Unfortunately we can not do this automatically yet so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to withdraw from your balance.
This page shows how much carbon dioxide (CO2) you have prevented from going int o the atmosphere, and how much money you have saved by sharing a car.
Note that the statistics are based on the assumption that one mile costs 18:50 according to the Swedish Tax Agency’s standard cost and that one mile means a carbon dioxide emission of 120 grams per kilometer.
The graph can be displayed with the time interval month (last 30 days), last 12 months or Max (since start).
Here is also the opportunity to share your efforts for the environment with your friends in different ways.
Further down are statistics for:
- How many trips you have made as a driver and how many kilometers you have ridden as a driver
- How many trips you have made as a passenger and how many kilometers you have traveled together as a passenger
- You can also see how many different Coriders you have shared a car with
There are two tabs in the inbox; Notifications and Chat.
Notifications are the messages you receive from Coride. It can be a booking request, a reminder to drive, a reminder to top up your wallet or something else.
Chat is the conversations you have had with other Coriders. Note that at present it is only possible to converse between two users from the inbox while it is possible to send messages to everyone else in the car on a specific trip.
Ranking – all drivers and passengers rank each other, which creates a self-cleaning system. If you can, choose drivers and passengers with good rankings.
BankID – all users’ identities are verified but BankId before they either publish their first trip or book their first trip.
Registration number – all vehicles have been checked before they can be used and the car’s details are shown in the app.
Block users – there is a blocking feature that can be used if you do not want to ride with a specific user.
Contact or report – there is a contact function in the app to report errors or problems
More questions and answers can be found on our FAQ page.