Singapore’s ComfortDelGro to launch taxi subscription service for commuters | Tech Industry

Singapore transport company ComfortDelGro is set to launch a taxi subscription service for commuters through a partnership with Finnish company MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) Global.

Called WHIM, this platform aims to consolidate different transportation services — taxi, bus, bus, train, car rental and bicycles — onto a single, centralised platform.

WHIM currently operates in Helsinki, Birmingham, Antwerp and Amsterdam. It has 60,000 active users and has logged 1.85 million trips to date.

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In Helsinki, the service offers commuters unlimited rides via public transportation, taxis, and city bikes for a flat subscription fee of 500 (US$600) per month.

Besides the subscription plan, commuters can also opt for a pay-as-you-go instead.

“We are pleased to collaborate with MaaS Global so that our commuters will have another channel to book from Singapore’s largest taxi fleet. The integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility application provides a seamless digital offering for our customers to enhance their travel experience,” said Ang Wei Neng, CEO of ComfortDelGro Singapore Taxi , in an official press statement.

The WHIM service will go on trial in Singapore soon with a commercial launch expected in the first quarter of 2019. Further details of the pricing plans will be made available closer to the launch date.

Image Credit : Stanislav Komogorov

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