Singapore’s largest taxi operator ComfortDelGro will launch a dynamic pricing system for its 13,600 cabs from Jan 19.
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Five other taxi firms already offer dynamic pricing for bookings made with Grab app.
Questions raised over SixTNC’s claim they can do that with referral and by driving eight hours a day.
About 2000 bookings made when new app system started.
Grab’s new dynamic pricing option for taxis was rolled out yesterday, with commuters generally giving it positive reviews as fares were fixed upfront and on occasion cheaper.
Some cabbies are less enthused by the new fare option called JustGrab, saying that lower fares could hurt their earnings.
Head of Grabtaxi Singapore says more commuters prefer fixed fare model.
Five taxi companies to make option available through new function in Grab app.
While flat charges are a welcome alternative to the complicated taxi fare structure, they are also less transparent, and could result in cabbies hiding and waiting for fares to creep up.
Four taxi firms to offer dynamic pricing via Grab app; prices quoted upfront can fluctuate based on demand.