ridehailing

Grab's route change meets with scepticism

GRAB is changing its course on ride-hailing to pull further ahead of the impending new competition - by rolling out more niche services and refusing to engage in a price war.

Blockchain comes to ridehailing

FIRST came Uber and Grab, which let users book rides on their smartphones with just a few taps of buttons - and which quickly grew into everyday tools without which I couldn't imagine life in the...

New ride-hailing app Jugnoo lets drivers bid a price for rides

NEW ride-hailing player Jugnoo isn't interested in being a Grab or Uber. It wants to be a niche player in Singapore and is introducing a unique "reverse bidding" ride-hailing model that aims to give...

New disruptors lining up to eat Grab's lunch

JUST when Uber's exit appears to have left Singapore's ride-hailing field wide open for Grab, new players are preparing to enter the turf.

Ryde to launch private-car hire service RydeX on May 2

HOMEGROWN ridehailing player Ryde will launch its private-hire car service RydeX on May 2.

Competition panel's interim measures raise some eyebrows

SINGAPORE'S competition commission has announced interim measures for the Grab-Uber deal to ensure the ride-hailing market here "remains open and contestable" while it continues to investigate the...

As a giant, Grab must act responsibly

WITH great power comes great responsibility. This quote from the Spider-Man comics thoroughly applies to Grab right now. On Monday, the Singapore-based ridehailing app turned consumer platform said...

Uber's exit a reminder to startups: you can't burn cash indefinitely

THERE were five - and then there were two, and now it's down to just one.

Grab buys Uber's South-east Asia business; Uber gets 27.5% stake in Grab

GRAB on Monday announced that it has acquired Uber's South-east Asia operations for an undisclosed sum - putting an end to months of speculation about the merger between the two ridehailing giants...

Uber puzzles industry with carpool launch

UBER on Wednesday launched Uber Commute in Singapore, baffling industry watchers who told The Business Times that this came three years after its rival Grab launched a similar product, and amid...