Benefits to GrabHitch users include:
Price: Drivers will be able to offset the cost of their journey, while passengers will pay approximately half the cost of a taxi.
Safety: To help create a connected ridesharing community in Singapore, GrabHitch drivers and passengers log in to use the service with Facebook. This allows them to see each other's profile and whether they share mutual friends. Both parties can also indicate that they only want to travel with someone of the same gender.
Potential GrabHitch drivers must provide documentation including driving license, motor vehicle registration and insurance. There will also be further verification checks for major traffic offences, in order to ensure the safety of passengers. All drivers and passengers will be continually verified by our feedback system
GrabHitch users will also have access to the robust safety measures in the GrabTaxi app, including the 'share my ride' feature that allows live tracking of the ride, and the 24-hour customer service hotline.
GrabTaxi network: All the services - GrabTaxi, GrabCar, GrabHitch and in some markets, GrabBike - are available in the GrabTaxi app. Passengers have more transport options and can seamlessly choose to book the service they prefer at that point of time.
With GrabTaxi's large user base, GrabHitch drivers - and drivers on any of our products - will also have a higher chance of getting bookings, particularly during peak hours when ride demands increases.
To find out more, please visit http://www.hitch.grabtaxi.com.