If the ComfortDelGro-Uber deal is allowed, the market will revert to its David-Goliath imbalance. But unlike the biblical outcome, Goliath almost always wins in any marketplace.
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Singapore’s largest taxi operator ComfortDelGro will launch a dynamic pricing system for its 13,600 cabs from Jan 19.
Five other taxi firms already offer dynamic pricing for bookings made with Grab app.
$642m deal comes after taxi giant’s likely tie-up with Uber was announced in August.
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An alliance could allow Comfort to expand its booking reach while giving Uber ready access to a large fleet of vehicles.
Will they just share a booking app? Consolidate their fleet size? Set up a joint venture? Or even have a buyout? These are all options.
The move could result in ComfortDelGro’s 15,500 taxis being made available through Uber’s ride-hailing app.
Ryde users can book a taxi from Singapore’s largest cab operator using referral service to be launched this month.
The move addresses a perennial grouse of commuters, both local and foreign, who say they never quite know how metered fares, with their dizzying array of flag-down rates and surcharges, work.