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Algorithm of Uber vs Grab

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rowellitos
17 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Hi everyone. I am a graduate school student currently working on my report regarding uber and grab computation of fares. I just want to learn from this site regarding the newest and latetest ride app sharing comparison. Do you guys have any idea on how grab  and uber charges their rider respectively? im so interested to learn the parameters both of these two uses in pricing each services. 

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    CasPer
    325 Rider
     2 years ago

    Grab is definitely similar.  They have GrabShare like UberPool. They also have surges.  

    One thing I noticed is that they have a third-party taxi dispatch platform, meaning you are supposed to be able to call regular taxis.  Sort of like Curb or Flywheel in the USA.

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      TonyAlmeida
      1149 Rider
       2 years ago

      Isn't the taxi dispatch thing like UberTaxi?

      Do they still have those?  For some reason I don't hear about them much.  I haven't even tried ever.

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        jbauer
        391 Driver
         2 years ago

        Sure they do. Local taxis within an Uber app.  

        https://www.uber.com/ride/ubertaxi/

        To be honest though? I've never used it either. I mean, why, right?  UBerX is cheaper and that's why I opened the app. 

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    ScarySamantha
    53
     2 years ago

    Grab and Uber's services do not necessarily overlap geographically, so I would be careful before comparing their prices or their algorithm.  I think Grab's pricing is similar to old taximeters and Uber, where they rely on duration and distance...  I don't know if they have surge.

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      gregt
      73 Rider
       2 years ago

      They actually do overlap in some areas, off the top of my head, I know they overlap in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and I am guessing others

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    bettyvanwhy
    176 Rider
     2 years ago

    Are you interested in Grab and Ubers Carpooling services (JustGrab and UberPool)? I have looked into Uberpool pricing before as I was always really confused how it was calculated. This article by the rideshare guy helped me out a bit, but man, seems like they jsut come up wit ha random price half hte time!

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    285 Driver Driver
     2 years ago

    I think you've definitely come to the right place, but I have no idea how the calculations work.  LOL.  Ignorance is bliss?

    I know it's based off of distance and duration with lots of other factors involved like surges and tolls and etc.   sorry, I am not being helpful.

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    brett
    59 Rider
     2 years ago

    Have you used Grab before? I am traveling to Singapore in the spring and wasn't sure if I should give it a go?

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      FlutterShy
      310 Rider
       2 years ago

      I think Grab is the de facto rideshare there. One of my friends told me Grab is bigger than Uber.  

      Uber to those locals is like, "this app that no one uses from a foreign land."  It's funny because us Americans think Uber is the boss, but the world is a big place.

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        ippei
        1201 Driver Rider Guru
         2 years ago

        "Today, Grab is in 87 cities and is aiming to hit 100 by the end of this year. Grab now has 95 percent in third-party taxi-hailing and 72 percent in private-vehicle rides, according to the company."

        The taxi-hailing thing is a huge market. They were successful in creating a monopoly there.  

        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-30/grab-is-beating-uber-in-southeast-asia

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        SmittenKitten
        2004 Rider
         2 years ago

        That's called American Exceptionalism. It's the idea that Americans think they are absolutely the best and special and there are no competitions.

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    cheesehead
    521 Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Is grab a viable Uber competitor? Can they come to the US and give Uber a reason to compete please??