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Uber Malaysia announces two new services, UberFLASH and UberTAXI

By Nickey Ross - on 5 Sep 2017, 6:40pm

Uber Malaysia announces two new services, UberFLASH and UberTAXI

From L-R: Warr​e​n Ts​eng, G​e​n​e​ral Man​a​g​e​r, Ub​e​r Singapor​e​ and Malaysia; Wan Md Hazlin Agyl Wan Hassan, H​e​ad of Taxi, Suruhanjaya P​e​ngangkutan Awam (SPAD); and Dato' SM Shalahuddin SM Amin, Pr​e​sid​e​nt, Gabungan P​e​ngusaha T​e​ksi S​e​menanjung.

Uber Malaysia has announced two new services, UberFLASH and UberTAXI, aimed at offering greater convenience and choices for riders in the Klang Valley. 

UberFLASH is a new feature that pairs riders with the nearest available driver-partner, which is either an uberX, or a taxi on the digital ride hailing network. All UberFLASH rides will be priced the same as an uberX ride. The second feature that Uber Malaysia launched was UberTAXI, where users can hail a metered taxi using the mobile app itself. The pricing for UberTAXI will be based on Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD)'s taxi meter rates.

From L-R: Dato' SM Shalahuddin SM Amin, Pr​e​sid​e​nt, Gabungan P​e​ngusaha T​e​ksi S​e​menanjung; Wan Md Hazlin Agyl Wan Hassan, H​e​ad of Taxi, Suruhanjaya P​e​ngangkutan Awam (SPAD); and Warr​e​n Ts​eng, G​e​n​e​ral Man​a​g​e​r, Ub​e​r Singapor​e​ and Malaysia. <br> Image source: Uber Malaysia.

With the introduction of these new features, passengers can expect a shorter waiting time for their rides. Furthermore, taxi drivers also spend less time idling in addition to having the opportunity to earn more money. Warren Tseng, General Manager of Uber Malaysia and Singapore says that decreased waiting times lead to greater ride demand for ride-sharing services.

He also adds that Uber is still upholding its high standards for driver-partners and vehicles on the app. Therefore, driver-partners on the app will be subjected to a background check. Other known Uber features such as the mutual rating system and customer support are still available.

Users in Klang Valley may now utilize the UberFLASH and UberTAXI features on the Uber mobile app.

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