Among other violations
Grab is a service that goes both ways. It takes cooperation from both the passenger and driver's side to make this whole thing work. And if you think you can get away with being an inconsiderate user without repercussions, think again.
The features were supposed to make rides safer
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued a cease and desist order (CDO) against Grab's in-car video and audio recording and selfie-verification pilot runs, saying these are not in compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and may
It’s not going into production just yet, though
Back in 2016, General Motors acquired the self-driving startup Cruise for an undisclosed fee, just nine months after the company had acquired a licence to test autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco.Then, in 2018, it was announced that
Carmakers seem to be adopting a wait-and-see attitude
While the car industry tells us car sharing is the future, it's not actually going well in the present. The joint BMW-Daimler service ShareNow (formerly DriveNow and Car2Go) has announced it's pulling out of the UK (where it operated
How much did you get?
What better way to end the year than by getting back some money, right? As promised, Grab Philippines today began issuing refunds as mandated by the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). This was after the government agency ordered the ride-sharing company to
Is a new rivalry brewing?
It looks like Grab might finally have some real competition in the local ride-sharing scene.According to a report by Inquirer.net, DiDi Chuxing, China's largest ride-sharing company with over 550 million users across Asia, South America, and Australia,
Introducing GrabFamily and GrabPet
The newly launched GrabCar Premium service sounds nice and all, and we're sure it'll have its own share of users. But if you've been waiting for the ride-hailing company to roll out something more practical and inclusive, this
Ascent Urban Air Mobility currently services eight locations
We're all probably sick and tired of the horrible Metro Manila traffic situation, which seems to worsen by the day. If you're desperate and wealthy (and gutsy) enough, there's a traffic-beating alternative mode of transport you could look
Think twice
Have you made a habit out of canceling your Grab bookings because a) the driver is too far away, b) your ride is taking too long to arrive, or c) you just feel like it? If yes, you might want to change
A steep price to pay
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has fined Grab and Uber a total of $13,001,702 SGD ($9.5 million USD, P500 million) for the two companies' merger, which the agency described as "anti-competitive."In a statement
So it continues
It looks like the country's ride-sharing drama might be heating up again.Earlier today, we reported that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) found out that Grab was sending out e-mails to drivers "essentially blaming" the government for the
The government fires back
Earlier today, the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court granted a preliminary injunction to ride-hailing service Angkas, which prevents the government from interfering with their operations until a final ruling is made. The governing bodies in power and Angkas have rarely gotten
Until a final ruling is made
Commuters, take note. Angkas is back in action...for now, anyway.A preliminary injunction issued by the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court rules in favor of Angkas operating until a final ruling is made . The order prevents the Land Transportation Franchising and
The ride-hailing company is growing
Grab, which has already proven itself big enough to swallow the Southeast Asian operations of Uber, has just gotten $2 billion bigger.Tech in Asia reports that the Singapore-based company has announced this signifant boost to its budget after a long-
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'
Literally a billion-dollar investment
If you thought that Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asian operations was a mic drop, think again. The Singapore-based company is poised to become an even bigger presence in the region thanks to a massive investment from a major
And it's only been 30 days
Thirty days after Grab rolled out its 100-day campaign to improve service, the ride-hailing app has announced that driver cancellation is now down by 50%.According to Cindy Toh, Grab country marketing head, from an average of 9% back in
Will this lead to improved service?
Could Grab's controversial time-based charging scheme make a comeback? If the ride-hailing platform's recent petition to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) passes, it just might.In a Facebook status posted yesterday, Grab country head Brian
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