It seems to be a trend that ride-sharing applications come with single-word names. Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Via, and now the latest one to join their ranks: Grab. Yup, our very own MyTeksi has now rebranded to Grab.
While rebranding is pretty common, especially when you’re trying to expand into other regions like MyTek–ahem, Grab is, so it isn’t all that surprising. That’s all peaches and unicorn farts, but what’s gonna happen to this ad?
MyTeksi not seksi anymore? Aw, shucks.
Regardless, this rebrand does bring more features to the existing Grab app. In an attempt to unify their services into one platform, Grab is adding three new features to their service.
No, not that kind of flash, get your head out of the gutter. What this Flash does is put every kind of vehicle (from a standard taxi to a GrabCar+) on the map. Simply hit it and it will call the nearest vehicle to you regardless of the type of ride — perfect for when you’re in a hurry. Keep in mind that Flash is currently only available in Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam whereas roll out in Malaysia is set for 30 January.
This service lets you input more than one credit card, or choose to pay with cash or use someone else’s verified credit card to book a ride. Once again, the multiple card function will only roll out to Malaysia in February of this year.
What this does is basically keep your business rides and expenses separate from your personal ones. In-app features include the expense code, trip detail fields for tracking and expense claim purposes. Passengers can log onto the Grab Passenger Hub to download their consolidated business or personal statements for claims submissions purposes. You can also add a corporate card via the multiple credit card support and toggle between them easily.
You can also add a corporate card via the multiple credit card support and toggle between them easily.
Besides that, Grab is holding a Grab Freedom Day, across the capital cities of the six countries Grab operates in, where over a hundred Grabbers (including the management team) will spend a day as Grab drivers.
If you happen to book a ride with a Grabber, that ride is on the house plus the value of the ride will be donated to charities across the region — Malaysia’s being the Mobiliti Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.