If you have been troubled by the rising prices of your Grabshare the past few months, good news – Grab has announced improvements to the on-demand carpooling service.
The app's matching algorithm will be enhanced to give passengers greater savings. The new fares will be up to 35 percent lower than the fixed-fare service JustGrab, said a report by Todayonline.
Users can also expect better quality matches and more efficient rides with minimal detours, Grab said.
From November 12, the newly improved GrabShare will be progressively rolled out to selected Grab passengers. It will made available to all users by the end of the month.
The changes will also allow drivers to earn more. The number of passengers travelling in the same Grabshare car will be increased from two to three, in order to maximise vehicle occupancy. This will help “reduce idle time and improve earnings”, according to Grab.
The changes made to GrabShare are expected to help "move Singapore one step closer to its car-lite vision”, said Mr Andrew Chan, head of transport at Grab Singapore. This is because carpooling helps to maximise occupancy of cars on the road, and reduce carbon footprint and congestion.
Grab will also continue to gather user feedback, and find ways to improve its services for both the drivers and passengers, said Mr Chan.