GrabCar, Changing the Way We Commute

When I was still working in a premier real estate company, I remember we used to have events and gatherings in hotels or decent venues that would make me buy my pair of suits and look the best possible. Knowing there would be premier clients, the least that I wanted to happen is to be dropped by a taxi in front of the venue where everyone will see me. In tagalog, “ang dyahe diba?” lol. Of course, aside from selling the projects that we have, I am also selling myself (I mean the brand, not the one that you’re thinking of lol) So the best solution is to be dropped by a taxi meters away and walk towards the venue as if I have just parked my car.

Sounds familiar? I’m pretty sure most of us have experienced the same.

Most filipinos don’t have a car. Let’s admit that. And since it’s not really a priority unless of course if you have the money, then taxis are better alternatives than taking the jeepneys, buses or trains. But in certain situations (just like my experience) even taxis aren’t really good alternatives.

For some, even if they have their own car, the idea of being stucked in traffic, parking their car, paying for gas, toll fees, parking fee and car maintenance, are all just hassle and not really as comfortable or convenient as we (people who don’t have cars) thought it was.

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GrabCar Official Press Release

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GRABCAR
PRESS RELEASE

GrabTaxi offers new hassle-free private car rides with GrabCar
• Consumers can now grab an affordable private car without hassle of ownership
• This no-frills chauffeur service provides the same safety standard and convenience that is synonymous with GrabTaxi

MANILA, 21 May 2014 – GrabTaxi, the largest Southeast Asian taxi-booking mobile app, is launching GrabCar on the existing mobile app. GrabCar is a brand new service that provides an authorized on-demand private driver for anyone without the hassle of owning a private car.

This new service provides a new option for passengers and also expands the benefits of GrabTaxi to a new network of drivers. Like GrabTaxi, GrabCar offers private car drivers the opportunity to build on their income by providing them with a much wider user-base and an efficient driver-to-passenger matching.

Anthony Tan said, “What has ensured GrabTaxi’s success in Philippines has been its ability to adapt and evolve to meet our user’s needs. That’s why we are introducing GrabCar; we see that there is an opportunity to fill a gap in the industry without taking away business from our core user-base of taxis. GrabCar will give our passengers that upmarket personalized experience while ensuring a fun and authentic ride.”
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