Asian super app enhances its ride-sharing option

Passengers get better visibility of commute time and more affordable fares

Asian super app enhances its ride-sharing option. Source: shutterstock.com

Grab, the leading super app in Southeast Asia, announces enhancements to GrabShare, its on-demand commercial carpooling service in Singapore. The option will reportedly become more affordable and it will take up to five minutes to match rides, while Grab driver-partners’ will benefit from optimized earnings.

The new option will also come with an “Estimated Time to Destination” feature that provides passengers with the approximate time that they will arrive at their drop-off points prior to booking a ride. The enhancements will roll out progressively from 8 July.

With the latest enhancement, GrabShare users can choose between two options when they book a ride. The first option matches passengers to their ride immediately, while the new option requires users to wait up to five minutes before they will be allocated their ride. During this waiting period, GrabShare’s system will optimize traveling routes by matching passengers’ rides with other parties upfront. With pre-matched pick-up/drop-off points and pre-planned routes, the new option will minimize detours for a more efficient and lower fare ride. Grab says driver-partners will also benefit as it further reduces idle time and will provide more assured earnings.

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