Online carpooling platform Wunder has announced that it will cease its operations by the end of the week on June 28, saying that it has decided to stop to focus its resources” in other mobility niches, in order to accelerate our vision of a better mobility ecosystem worldwide.” While the …

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Volvo Cars, a leader in automotive safety, and Uber, the leading ride-hailing firm, have presented a jointly-developed production car capable of driving by itself, the next step in the strategic collaboration between both companies. Uber and Volvo Cars entered a joint engineering agreement in 2016 and have since developed several …

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So, the Warriors only won two points against your favorite team, the Trail Blazers last Tuesday. And yes, your spirits are down and you’ve decided to completely drown your sorrows with tequila and some bad conversation. So now, you’re flat-out drunk and don’t fancy a chat with your Uber driver, …

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Uber

Uber may no longer be around in the Philippines as a transport network vehicle service (TNVS) provider but it’s still very much around as a company as it recently opened its newest Center of Excellence (CoE)–what Uber calls its customer support office–in Mabalacat City in Pampanga “to provide efficient, reliable, …

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Let’s face it, not a lot of taxi drivers in the Philippines will win a ‘Mr. Congeniality’ or ‘Mr. Responsible’ driver award anytime soon. In fact, a survey made by Spot.ph  showed that of the 53,016 readers who participated in its survey, only a meager 0.3% (153 votes) of the …

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Ride-sharing giant GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. revealed on Wednesday, March 6, that it has secured USD1.5 billion in investment from a fund managed by Japan’s SoftBank. The monetary infusion will be used primarily to help Grab expand to Indonesia, where rival Go-Jek reigns. Grab has experienced significant growth in the …

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This may come in handy for all the ride-sharing companies in the Philippines, but for now, let’s settle with Uber India. According to EconomicTimes.com, the company is adding an app feature that holds rude customers responsible for their ‘bad’ behavior during the ride. This is part of Uber’s plan to …

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Grab Philippines just can’t catch a break from the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). After the former’s acquisition of Uber Philippines was approved by the PCC in August 2018, the agency then meted out a PHP16-million fine on both companies “for violating key provisions of the Interim Measures Order (IMO) during …

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Suzuki Jimny PIMS 2018

The year 2018 was a very challenging yet colorful year for the Philippine automotive industry. The movements, actions and reactions from both the private sector and the government were not the typical bumps and bruises of the business: it is more of bobbing and weaving through the kicks and punches …

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Grab Uber Logos

Grab Philippines will contest the decision of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), which imposed a series of fines that total PHP16-million against the company, for allegedly violating the provisions set by the agency as it reviewed Grab’s acquisition of Uber. “We respectfully disagree with PCC’s decision. Grab completed the transaction …

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Grab Uber Logos

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) may have approved Grab Philippines’s acquisition of Uber Philippines on August 10 but it seems the antitrust authority isn’t finished yet with the whole matter as it has meted a PHP16 million fine on both companies “for violating key provisions of the Interim Measures Order …

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It seems the concept of flying cars becoming a viable transport system is really starting to take shape. Japan, under its Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, has recruited heavy names like Subaru, Boeing, and Uber to help them establish a leading role in personal flying vehicles as early as 2020. …

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Grab Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is now accepting applicants for new certificates of public convenience (CPC) for those who are interested in getting into the transport network vehicle service (TNVS) business. As of 8 AM of August 24 last Friday, the LTFRB has begun accepting the online …

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Grab Driver

Since Uber was acquired by rival transport network company (TNC) Grab in Southeast Asia, the loss of the former has been felt by the riding public since its accredited drivers weren’t automatically absorbed by the latter, particularly in the Philippines. The influx of new TNCs in the form of newly-accredited …

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Grab Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) recently held a dialogue with transport network vehicle service (TNVS) partners–the drivers and operators that run under Grab, and until recently, Uber‘s, banners–to discuss the various issues being raised in the news and social media regarding the supposed decline in their service. …

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