Choices and con­ve­nience

Uber Malaysia rolls out UberFLASH and UberTAXI ser­vices.

HWM (Malaysia) - - IGNITION -

Uber re­cently launched two new ser­vices in the Klang Val­ley area, called UberFLASH and UberTAXI. UberFLASH greatly short­ens wait­ing times as riders are con­nected to the near­est ride, be it an uberX or a taxi cab, while pay­ing the same fare as an uberX ride. UberTAXI, on the other hand, al­lows users to hail a taxi straight from the Uber mo­bile app. How­ever, the fare is based on the taxi me­ter rates en­forced by the Land Pub­lic Transport Com­mi­sion (Su­ruhan­jaya Pen­gangku­tan Awam Darat).

Ac­cord­ing to War­ren Tseng, Gen­eral Man­ager of Uber Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore, these new fea­tures ex­pand the idea of ride shar­ing, ben­e­fit­ing riders, driver-part­ners, and the city. He also be­lieves that shorter wait­ing times lead to an in­creased de­mand for rides. Taxi driv­ers spend less time idling, and now have the chance to earn more in­come for them­selves.

Sim­i­larly with Uber driver-part­ners, taxi driv­ers on the Uber app will un­dergo a back­ground check. This is in line with Uber's com­mit­ment to main­tain its high stan­dards for ve­hi­cles, as well as its driver-part­ners. Known fea­tures like cus­tomer sup­port and the two-way rat­ing sys­tem still re­main.

Riders in Klang Val­ley may take ad­van­tage of Uber's new­est fea­tures by launch­ing the Uber app, key in their des­ti­na­tion, con­firm their pickup, and se­lect the UberFLASH or UberTAXI op­tion.

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