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Indonesia's largest fleet of taxis teams up to beat ride-hailing apps

Indonesia's largest fleet of taxis teams up to beat ride-hailing apps There is a war being waged for Jakarta's nine million commuters, and the country's largest traditional taxi company just made a huge play to counter the rising threat from the ride-hailing competition.The move is a strategic one, aimed at tackling a big announcement also made on Thursday by Grab, the reigning ride-hailing app.

The mechanism behind booking a ride on your phone is actually really complex

The mechanism behind booking a ride on your phone is actually really complex Every time you click to book a ride on the Grab app, the machinery that clicks in the background crunches some serious numbers to pair you with a driver.It's "staggeringly complex," as Grab's head of engineering, Ditesh Gathani, put it in an interview with Mashable.

Thailand's red taxis are taking the petty route to drive Uber and Grab out of town

Thailand's red taxis are taking the petty route to drive Uber and Grab out of town Threatened by the entrance of Uber and Grab's ride-hailing service, some 200 drivers in tourist-friendly Chiang Mai, Thailand, have decided to band together to drive out the new threat.But until they get the official blessing, ride-sharing drivers are subject to crackdowns and penalties.

Asian ride-hailing firm Grab opens 2 more R&D centers in India, Vietnam

Asian ride-hailing firm Grab opens 2 more R&D centers in India, Vietnam The Southeast Asian ride-hailing service said on Wednesday it's opening two new R&D centers, one in Bangalore, India, and the other one in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as the company further ramps up its engineering efforts.The added boost of engineers from India and Vietnam will help with the company's efforts to develop local features, as it works to fend off Uber in Southeast Asia.

Tourist-friendly Indonesian city bans all ride-sharing services, including Uber

Tourist-friendly Indonesian city bans all ride-sharing services, including Uber Tourist-friendly Yogyakarta said all ride-hailing services including Uber, Grab, Go-Jek and Go-Car would soon be banned across the city.We will take action in accordance with the regulation," Yogyakarta Transportation Agency (Kopetayo) Head Gatot Saptadi told the Jakarta Globe on Friday.

Uber-like surge pricing is coming to regular taxis too

Uber-like surge pricing is coming to regular taxis too Uber-style surge pricing may soon become standard for taxi rides across the board.This is different from the traditional metered fare, that doesn't take into account live demand.

Lyft's 'anti-Uber alliance' was quietly called off

Lyft's 'anti-Uber alliance' was quietly called off In late 2015, an "anti-Uber alliance" was formed between four global ride hailing companies.The original agreement was hailed at the time as a way for the foursome to stymy some of Uber's ravenous global growth, but that's all done now.

Grab goes where no Uber has gone before—Myanmar

Grab goes where no Uber has gone before—Myanmar Southeast Asian ride-hailing powerhouse Grab is now launching in a country where no Uber has driven yet — Myanmar.The trial is expected to scale up "gradually" so Grab can test and improve its service in the city.