ComfortDelGro is currently in talks with Uber to have a more effective booking and hailing system for taxis in Singapore
Can’t ever flag down a cab from ComfortDelGro (the iconic blue ones you see all over Singapore)? Or are you bummed out by the price hike of Uber rides whenever there’s a shortage of vehicles? Unless you can still resort to public transport in Singapore – it’s efficient… most of the time – this recently reported “strategic alliance” might just be music to your ears.
ComfortDelGro, the biggest taxi operator in Singapore, is apparently in talks with the renowned ride-hailing app, Uber, for a partnership that might just ease the woes of commuters islandwide. This potential move is seen as a strategic response to increasing competition (for both parties) from rival taxi companies and apps like Grab. What this will mean is an addition of over 15,000 cabs from ComfortDelGro to Uber – that has an existing fleet of 15,000 of its own – ultimately making bookings easier, more effective, and a more streamlined process with the use of just one app.
While this is still an unfolding story, we’ll definitely fill you in when we hear more developments from this taxi turf war.