GrabCar+ is Now on Beta in Metro Manila

GrabTaxi, GrabCar+, GrabCar

Car-booking app GrabCar now offers a more luxurious version of itself – GrabCar+. While GrabCar vehicles are often latest model and well-kept unmarked sedans (think Honda City, Toyota Altis, Mitsubishi Lancer), GrabCar+ offers premium sedans and SUVs (ride in comfort and style with Nissan Teanas, Toyota Camrys, Toyota Fortuners, Hummers, Tuchsons, and Mini Coopers).

How to Book a GrabCar+ Luxury Vehicle

  1. Download the GrabTaxi app from the Apple Store, Google Play Store, and BlackBerry World.
  2. On the App, click on the GrabCar+ option. The app detects your current location and shows you how many GrabCar+ drivers are nearby.
  3. Input your destination. The App will then show you the estimated fare. You can pay with cash or go cashless (credit or debit card.)
  4. Confirm your booking. Once you do, the app contacts nearby drivers and shows you their responses in real time.
  5. When a driver confirms, the app shows you the driver’s name and photo, and how long you have to wait. An in-app button allows you to call your driver.

GrabCar is the first and only car-booking app that offers cash, debit, and (beginning March 1, 2015) credit card payment options in the country. (See GrabCar is GrabTaxi’s Answer to Uber.) For now, GrabCar+ is now on Beta in Metro Manila.

GrabTaxi, GrabCar+, Natasha Bautista

GrabTaxi Acting General Manager Natasha Bautista briefed audiences about GrabCar+, a more luxurious version of GrabCar, which is now on soft launch in Metro Manila.

At the launch, the company behind GrabTaxi, GrabCar, and GrabCar+ also announced their GrabPeer initiative. If your car is “doing nothing”, while you’re at work or doing something else, you might as well earn from it. See GrabCar now accepts applicants to taxi-like franchise initiative, GrabPeer.

GrabCar+ works closely with the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regarding the LTFRB Memorandun Circular for Transportation Network Companies (TNC).

Visit GrabCar.com for more information.

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.