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It was quite the mess for some unfortunate drivers in Colorado
A one-stop app for after-sales services and inquiries
Smartphones make our lives easier, and only a few people would argue against that. These days, we have at our disposal an endless selection of free applications that brings convenience to a lot of aspects in our daily lives-food, public transport,
Who's up for McDo?
When you passed your test at the grand old age of 17 and got your first hand-me-down car, we bet one of your first outings was to the local drive-through. Fries in the cupholder is a treat that still
Finally
If you're an Apple user with an Apple CarPlay-equipped car, then you haven't been able to enjoy having your phone's navigation app reflect on the infotainment screen. That is, unless you're one of
Is this possible?
Imagine a Philippines where every trip-no matter where the destination is or what mode of transport you prefer-can be reached via one app and a few taps of a screen. Convenient, safe, innovative and... impossible? Maybe so, but that isn'
It's rolling out already
If you're an iPhone user, you may have noticed a couple of significant changes with Grab lately. That's because the ride-sharing platform has already begun rolling out an improved interface for its smartphone app, which features a few new
With the expected dose of Pinoy humor
After weeks of speculation and rumors, Uber has finally sold its Southeast Asian operations to its main rival, Grab. And yes, this includes the ride-sharing platform's operations in the Philippines.In a statement released on Grab Philippines' official blog, the
What's being done about it?
If you're an avid Uber user, you might have noticed that it's been extra difficult booking a ride from the ride-sharing service lately. Sometimes you're matched to a driver 20 minutes away, despite seeing plenty of drivers plying
Thank god for ride-hailing
It's Friday night, rush hour, and there's pain-in-the-ass traffic standing between you and a couple of drinks with the barkada. Five or six years ago, this would have been grounds to call it a night and head
We were able to try it out
Getting stuck in Manila's horrendous traffic is pretty bad, right? Well, how about having to roam around for an empty parking spot while you're already late for your appointment? Given the number of cars on the streets each day, it'
No sign-up, no hard sells
Being a Top Gear staffer, I am often asked car-related questions as if I'm a walking advice column. One inquiry I've received more than once is "What car insurance is best for me?"Frankly, this is near-impossible to
Through an initiative called Uber Movement
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.For all the issues and non-issues that have hounded app-based ride services since they burst onto the transportation scene, you have to
Very informative numbers
When it comes to ride-hailing apps, there are only two names which really stand out. Uber and Grab have both been around for a couple of years already, and by now Manila's commuters have had more than ample time to
Everyone deserves a shot at work
Technology is really something. Uber Philippines is giving deaf Filipinos the chance to become partner-drivers with the help of a neat new feature on the app called "Beethoven", opening new doors for employment.The new feature is named after 17th century
Gender equality on two wheels
Meet Mary Ann Santos. She's 4'10", but she rides her motorcycle for the GoBounce! app-based shuttle service like a six-footer who can maneuver her motorbike left and right with so much ease.Still single at 39 years old,
Comes with free accident insurance
There's a growing number of stories about expats and business executives jumping out of their luxury cars and taking habal-habal rides in order to escape monstrous traffic jams to reach the airport.While ditching four wheels and riding a motorcycle
Let's make this happen
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. Heads-up displays (HUD) are becoming increasingly commonplace in today's cars. Here in the Philippines, Mazda is already offering the tech in some
No more lonely rides in traffic
We've come to grips with the fact that there's not going to be some magic solution to the country's traffic situation. Regardless of what any government official or politician says, it's going to be a while before we
Because karma is now truly digital
The MMDA has been finding itself in hot water thanks to the illegal practices of some of its towing operators. A pair of unscrupulous towing personnel was recently caught red-handed extorting money from a helpless motorist. As expected, everyone was pissed.
Including something about your phone
Ever wonder how Uber sets its prices? Our favorite ride-booking service bills customers differently, depending on the time of day, among other factors. So what gives? How do they determine how much a rider should pay?Uber economic research head Keith
Ideal for those senior moments
Land Rover's 2017 model-year updates for the Discovery Sport appear pretty minor. There are four new colors, and a 'Graphite Pack' that makes the shiny bits on the exterior all moody and, er, gray. But then we discovered this could
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