LULA is a ride-sharing app that connects corporate commuters to private shuttles in South Africa. It has teamed up with what3words to give commuters a smoother riding experience.

LULA riders can now enter 3 word addresses for their drop-off and pick-up points from their homes and offices.

“Integrating with what3words helps our drivers have more precise home addresses which means they can find our commuters who may live in areas that are difficult to find. All of this helps us give our drivers and commuters a better experience” said Xabiso Nodada, Co-Founder of LULA.

With accurate location information, LULA can pick up commuters right at their doorsteps and optimise its routes, improving rider’s experiences.

Using what3words in South Africa

People can now get items delivered to a 3 word address. Groceries from Zulzi, electronics from iStore, drinks via Quench, locally-made products from RSA Made and health and personal care products from Dis-Chem can be dropped off exactly at their front door.

If they need emergency help to a particular location, the AA of South Africa, ER24 and RapidDeploy all accept 3 word addresses to make it easy for people to say exactly where they are.

The what3words app is free to use on iOS and Android and is available in over 35 languages including isiZulu, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Find out more about what3words for ride-hailing.