GrabTaxi will now be known simply as “Grab” after its rebranding last January 27, 2016. This comes along with a the launch of new services as well.
Aside from its license taxi rides, Grab has expanded its services to cover private cars (GrabCar), motorcycle taxis (GrabBike) delivery (GrabExpress) and carpooling (GrabHitch).
The rebranding has gone beyond the taxi app. The new brand is part of its evolution in providing for more service to its customers which translates to safety and time saved. Grab has already 200,000 drivers in its platform with more than 11 million app downloads across six markets in SEAsia.
Cashless payment systems will be available in Singapore with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to follow in February 2016 and Thailand and Vietnam within the first half of 2016.
Finally, the service itself has been tweaked with Grab telling us that it now includes an auto-retry feature for when a booking isn’t made immediately, better driver tracking, and ‘flash’ — a service that automatically scans all rides types in the area to faster find “the best vehicle for users” in their locality.