Sometimes all it takes is an idea whose time has come
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person, in possession of a car, must want the car in front of them to get out of the way. But, as you might know if you've ever, say, driven a car on
He served as country head for seven years
Brian Cu is leaving his role as president of Grab Philippines effective August 14, 2020. A statement released by the company on July 15 said that Cu "has decided to move on to focus other business interests as an entrepreneur in the
Local operations will be affected
No one in the transport sector has been left unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not even the Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing firm, Grab.In a statement released earlier today, the company's CEO Anthony Tan announced that around 5%
Beginning tomorrow at noon
GrabShare regulars, take note: The service, which is a more affordable version of a regular GrabCar albeit with shared passengers, is set to be suspended by the ride-hailing platform due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines.According
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-
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