GrabTaxi, the largest Southeast Asian taxi-booking mobile app that provides passengers a safe, secure and fast way of getting to their destination, is officially available in Davao City starting October 22. More details after the jump.
GrabTaxi is a free-to-download mobile application allowing passengers to book cabs with just a few taps on their phones. Also available in Malaysia, Singapore and Bangkok, GrabTaxi was launched August last year in Metro Manila and July this year in Cebu.
“Davao is the next big thing after Manila and Cebu. Now, passengers in Davao have additional options for travel especially during rush hours,” GrabTaxi assistant general manager Natasha Bautista said. “Passengers can be certain that GrabTaxi prioritizes their safety as we are aligned with the national government’s idea and standards of commuter safety.”
The GrabTaxi app has a safety tracking feature where passengers can book a taxi and watch it drive towards the pick-up point, as well as access the taxi’s plate number, driver’s name and phone number, all of which can be shared to loved ones via email or social networking sites.
Bautista added that the GrabTaxi management carefully pre-screens all drivers to make sure that they do not have previous criminal records and regularly monitors their performance based on feedbacks given by passengers daily.
“We only get the best and nicest drivers in each taxi fleet to ensure the safety of our passengers. This is also a good opportunity for them to have an extra source of income as we offer benefits and incentives to drivers who perform well,” said GrabTaxi CEO Anthony Tan.
To use GrabTaxi, download the free app from App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android) and Blackberry World. The app detects your current location and shows you how many GrabTaxi drivers are in the vicinity. As soon as you input your destination, the app tells you the estimated fare. At your confirmation, the app will contact nearby drivers and see their responses in real time. When a driver confirms, the app will show you the driver’s photo and name and waiting time. A button also allows you to call your driver.