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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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.
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.
Commuters taking ComfortDelgro taxis can now pay their fares using digital wallet application Alipay.
It sends text message to its cabbies to report illegal practices by private-hire operators.
Firm is encouraging commuters to hop into a ComfortDelGro taxi through a revamped rewards programme called CabRewards+ .
Ryde users can book a taxi from Singapore’s largest cab operator using referral service to be launched this month.