Poor public transportation has been one of the major problems in some of the third world countries, like the Philippines. The reasons behind this are: undisciplined citizens, poor system, overpopulation, lack of public vehicles. Hence, the congested roads and longer hours of traffic. There are taxis but the problem is that taxi drivers tend to not accept passenger if they think that the destination is too far. Sometimes, drivers ask for unreasonable amount of money. With that being said, developers provided a solution to this which is the Grab where people can book a taxi or a car ahead of time in order to avoid the hassle.
There are a lot of benefits people can get from Grab such as:
- Safety since the cars and drivers must be registered in grab. So details are recorder in case something happens.
- Convenience. This will avoid the longer hours of waiting for a vehicle and traffic since driver can use waze or google maps and avoid traffic.
- Fixed money. Unlike in regular taxis where the price depends on the meter an the traffic. Grab offer grab car where you will be able to see the amount of money you will have to pay upon dropping off to the destination.
With that being said, a lot of countries are already adapting this because more and more people are choosing comfort and convenience. In Netherlands, for example, there is Beste schiphol taxi where you can book a taxi if you are arriving to Schiphol airport or you are departing from Schiphol. This will be beneficial to those who have huge baggage.
You might be wondering how to use this. You just have to make sure that you have your mobile phone and wifi or mobile data. Also, to make things easier, you have to install an app. For Grab, for example. they have their own app that will also automatically detect your current location.
With its new branding, Grab has also beefed up its smartphone app with more user-friendly features, including personalized pickup and dropoff locations, GrabPay mobile wallet, and GrabWork.. Meanwhile, it is aimed at business professionals who can now tag their rides and track receipts easily for expense claims purposes.