GrabTaxi said its GrabCar private hire vehicle booking service became the first service of its kind in the Philippines to be fully accredited as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) by the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
Spurred by complaints from taxi drivers and companies, Malaysian authorities are going to start cracking down on Uber drivers without permits. The Malaysian public is up in arms, saying that the Government is protecting at best an inefficient industry, at worst a dishonest one. A. Asohan believes the issue is greyer and murkier than that.
The existence of many ride-sharing and carpooling companies did not prevent new kid on the block Tripda from setting up a presence in Malaysia as well as other markets around the world.
Easy Taxi has launched its ‘Premium’ service in Singapore, with additional cars – six- and seven- seater limousines from partner companies – that it said would boost the supply of vehicles for hire, especially during peak hours and weekends.
Low-cost service offers fares 15% lower than budget taxis on average Uber enjoying growing popularity in KL, but possible regulatory issues
Malaysian startup GrabTaxi, known as MyTeksi in its home base, has launched its premium ride service GrabCar in Singapore, following the rollout of the new service in Kuala Lumpur and Manila earlier this year.
With a presence in over 31 countries across three continents and 1,500 employees, it’s been a rapid ride for EasyTaxi since German-based Rocket Internet acquired the Brazilian startup two years ago. Gabey Goh speaks to regional CEO for South-East Asia, Mario Berta.
Premium GrabCar service sits on same platform as MyTeksi app Industry pundits believe local startup has edge over global player Uber