Southeast Asia ride-hailing platform Grab recently announced the regional launch of GrabShare!
GrabShare is the company’s first on-demand commercial carpooling service with its introduction in the Philippines and Malaysia.
This new development means that passengers can now share for rides with others which results to efficiency in gas consumption and help reduce the number of cars on the road. In exchange for sharing their ride, passengers enjoy cheaper fares and a maximum of only one additional detour; drivers earn more by completing two bookings in one trip.
I myself have used GrabShare in going to media events, occasions, and other places; and it works! It gives us cheaper rates and we use this whenever we are not in a hurry. It also saves on gas!
More About GrabShare
First launched in Singapore in December 2016, GrabShare has successfully attracted new riders to the Grab platform. In two months, Grab completed 2 million GrabShare rides – a total distance of about 20 million kilometres.
Along with the rapid passenger adoption of GrabShare, Grab has seen a 15 percent improvement in its passenger matching rate. With more passenger bookings completed, drivers’ monthly incomes have also increased 10 percent on average. The dramatic success of GrabShare in Singapore has inspired Grab’s confidence in offering its commercial carpooling service to more countries.
“Carpooling is instrumental to achieving our most important goals: to make transportation accessible for our passengers, and to improve the lives of our drivers. With GrabShare, Grab makes the everyday commute of Filipinos even more cost-efficient and hassle-free: Grab passengers won’t have to waste their time because GrabShare keeps detours to a minimum, while drivers are given the opportunity to earn more by completing two bookings in one trip,” said Brian Cu, Grab Philippines’ Country Head.
GrabShare combines only a maximum of two separate passenger bookings with similar routes into a single ride. GrabShare’s matching algorithm ensures that passengers get to their destinations in the shortest possible time. The algorithm determines a match by factoring in the closest available drivers, travel time, overlap of trip routes, detour distance and current traffic conditions before intuitively sequencing pick-ups and drop-offs.
How to GrabShare
Grab passengers can start sharing their rides by following three simple steps:
Step 1: Select the GrabShare icon and input pick-up and drop-off points before selecting “Book”.
Step 2: Wait for your GrabShare driver at the pick-up location. Drivers will wait up to 5 minutes.
Step 3: Share a ride and enjoy the savings! You will be informed when your driver is picking up an additional rider.
Download the Grab app today from the AppStore and Google Playstore to experience GrabShare. For more information, please visit www.grab.com/ph/share/.