With the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang consistently saying no to Grab, an app-based taxi service, a representative of the Singapore startup has sought help from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. With the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang consistently saying no to Grab, an app-based taxi service, a representative of the Singapore startup has sought help from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Da Nang is among five localities Grab is permitted to operate in under a two-year pilot scheme, allowing mobile users to flag a taxi via Grab Taxi or a private car via Grab Car, according to a directive signed by Prime Minister Phuc in October 2015. The other locales are Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Khanh Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City. In February 2016, the Ministry of Transport, following the PM’s directive, officially began the pilot operation of Grab Taxi and Grab Car in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. However, in November of the same year, the Da Nang transport department sent a document to … [Read more...] about Grab Vietnam asks premier for help as taxi app rejected by Da Nang
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Taxi associations in Vietnam's three biggest cities have simultaneously lodged their complaints against the Ministry of Transport for giving priority to a popular cab-hailing app in its draft plan to have the passenger transport sector go high-tech. On October 19, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung issued a fiat, tasking the transport ministry with applying technology to the sector by running a trial program to connect passengers and transport firms via smartphone apps. The Ministry of Transport later announced that it would select cab-booking GrabTaxi as the only app to be used in the pilot program in five cities and provinces, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Quang Ninh and Khanh Hoa. Under the trial project, GrabTaxi would help drivers of taxi and transport firms in these places install the app on their smartphones and show them how to use it to connect with customers and riders, the transport ministry said in its draft plan. GrabTaxi allows users to book a cab via … [Read more...] about Taxi associations blast Vietnam transport ministry for favoring GrabTaxi
Taxi-app firm Uber has clashed with Indian authorities over the way customers pay fares. It criticised "antiquated" rules that demand credit-card payments use a two-step authentication process. The row follows Uber's suspension of its operations in Nevada after a state court banned it from operating there. … [Read more...] about Taxi-app firm Uber hit by legal challenges and bans
While Uber, an American taxi app service that offers low fares, expensive vehicles and gives passengers the feeling of riding in their own lavish cars, has recently launched its service in Hanoi, it has met with dubiety and protest from taxi operators, relevant agencies and clients in Ho Chi Minh City regarding its legitimacy, competition and clients' safety. … [Read more...] about Is Uber taxi service in Vietnam illegal?
Age of Extinction'' is displayed on the Uber App in West Hollywood, California June 21, 2014. … [Read more...] about Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany