GrabTaxi launches GrabBike for safer on-demand “Ojek” rides
GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s dominant on-demand transport mobile app, today launched its beta trial of GrabBike, a motorcycle taxi service or better known locally as ‘ojek’, in Jakarta with free rides on offer until end of this month.
City folks invited to test the new service with free rides
JAKARTA, May 20, 2015 – GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s dominant on-demand transport mobile app, today launched its beta trial of GrabBike, a motorcycle taxi service or better known locally as ‘ojek’, in Jakarta with free rides on offer until end of this month. Now anyone can e-hail an ‘ojek’ that is secure with safety features such as live tracking and insurance coverage in just a few taps of a smartphone.
Safety is paramount to GrabBike. Users will be reassured to know that GrabBike adheres to the same strict safety standards that are synonymous with GrabTaxi with the focus on the three pillars of Safety, Certainty and Speed.
This latest service operates on the same platform as GrabTaxi, offering a seamless experience for those wanting the option of taxis or ‘ojek’, and fulfilling all transportation needs within one app. GrabBike is also the fast yet safe alternative option for time-starved city folks to beat Jakarta’s infamous traffic jams.
Jakarta is the third city where GrabBike is operating, after Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in Vietnam. For this beta phase, GrabBike’s pick-up is limited to Kuningan and Setiabudi but drop-off destinations are within Jakarta. The network of pick-up areas is expected to grow in the coming weeks as the service expands. For two weeks only, GrabBike is offering free rides to all Jakarta city folks to put the service to the test.
“GrabTaxi is deeply committed to create safe and efficient transportation systems in Southeast Asia. ‘Ojek’ is a popular mode of transport here in Indonesia so it was only time before we transformed it. Passenger safety is of utmost importance to us and this extends to GrabBike too. ‘Ojek’ rides are now secure and more convenient thanks to GrabBike,” said Cheryl Goh, GrabTaxi Holding Group Vice President of Marketing.
GrabBike Promises Only Safe, Certain and Fast Rides
“GrabBike shares the same well-known safety features as GrabTaxi. This is crucial to us that our users always feel secure and trust us when they engage our services,” Goh added.
Some of the key safety features of GrabBike include live trackable rides and sending out driver’s information (name, vehicle registration number, mobile number and profile photograph) upon booking confirmation. Passengers can share their ride details in real-time with their loved ones via the Share My Ride function of the GrabTaxi app.
“The Share My Ride function gives everyone, the commuter and his dear ones, a peace of mind. At any time, we know where the commuter is and all rides are logged into our system. Should anything go wrong, we can quickly and easily track the taxi,” Goh explained.
In addition, GrabBike is also offering medical insurance for all its passengers and drivers, the first of its kind. “In the event of an accident, all parties are covered,” said Goh. GrabBike users will also be provided with helmets, face masks, hair nets and raincoats.
Ride A GrabBike For Free
For two weeks only, GrabBike is offering free rides from today until 31 May 2015. Jakarta commuters are invited to be beta testers of the new service.
- Download the GrabTaxi mobile app. New users will need to complete a one-off registration.
- Select ‘GrabBike’ as the vehicle type.
- Key in the pick-up area (currently limited to Setiabudi and Kuningan areas) and also drop-off point (within Jakarta).
- Confirm your booking.
Since its founding in 2012, over 83,000 taxi drivers have been using the GrabTaxi app to receive bookings in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. There has been over 4.4 million downloads of the app around the region. For Indonesia, GrabTaxi is currently available in Jakarta, Surabaya and Padang.
Didirikan bulan Juli 2011, GrabTaxi (dikenal sebagai MyTeksi di Malaysia) memiliki misi untuk merevolusi industri taksi di Asia Tenggara. Aplikasi yang meraih juara kedua tahun dalam Harvard Business School Plan Contest 2011 ini, menghadirkan layanan pengiriman taksi yang dilengkapi GPS, sehingga memungkinkan para penumpang mendapatkan taksi dengan sangat mudah. Merek “MyTeksi” digunakan di Malaysia, negara asal aplikasi ponsel pemesanan taksi ini, sementara merek “GrabTaxi” digunakan di negara-negara selain Malaysia. Sejak aplikasi ini diluncurkan di Malaysia pada bulan Juni 2012, ribuan pengemudi taksi telah menggunakan ponsel yang dilengkapi kecanggihan GrabTaxi untuk menerima pemesanan taksi. Aplikasi yang sama, dapat digunakan di 20 kota di 6 negara (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapura, Filipina, Vietnam dan Thailand) sehingga pengalaman memesan taksi dengan GrabTaxi bebas dari kendala geografis. Dengan lebih dari 3,6 juta download aplikasi mobile GrabTaxi di 6 negara, 75.000 pengemudi yang terdaftar di jaringan GrabTaxi, 630.000 pengguna per bulan dan 7 pemesanan taksi dalam 1 detik, GrabTaxi telah menjadi pemimpin pasar di Asia Tenggara. Aplikasi ini dapat diunduh di ponsel pintar dan tablet melalui (iOS: http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-iOS, Android: http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-Android and Blackberry: http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-blackberry. For more information, please visit: http://www.grabtaxi.com.
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