News & Reviews: Grab
Grab adds more priority to driver-partner safety with Passenger Verification feature with facial recognition technologyApr 11, 2019
To ensure a better ride experience on its rideshare service, Grab is adding yet another security feature to the service called Passenger Verification. It requires new users to verify their identity via live selfie with the help of facial recognition technology.
Mar 28, 2019
No, this isn’t an early April Fools joke. JPJ now requires all e-hailing drivers such as Grab to register for a PSV (Public Service Vehicle) license, starting from the first of April 2019. The PSV training module would cost a maximum of RM200, and it requires up to 6 hours to complete. Once the training has been completed, the driver required to display a designated e-hailing sticker on their vehicle as per the orders of JPJ.
Mar 18, 2019
Starting 25 March 2019, Grab drivers will be eligible to collect a small fee of RM3 whenever a passenger cancels their booking after 5 minutes or does not show up at all. That’s not all, drivers who had their riders cancelled on them after the allocated time will not affect their Cancellation rate at all. However, it is best to take note that the drivers will not be compensated if they do not move towards the rider or took too long to reach their rider.
Feb 17, 2019
How's is it going, my homies! It's been a while since we did our #NewsBytes but due to the recent Chinese New Year break, there wasn't so much news. So what's in the loop? Aside from the casual news below, there are a couple of interesting tech stuff to talk about - the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 series livestream has been announced, Energizer came out of nowhere with a 18000mAh + dual pop-up front camera smartphone, Xiaomi Mi 9 has been teased and might be revealed in MWC 2019, we got our first look at the vivo V15 Pro in Malaysia, and other minor stuff that isn't that important.
Jan 10, 2019
While many think it is safer to travel by ridesharing services like Grab, it is quite the contrary nowadays. A woman was almost raped by a person impersonating a Grab driver when she failed to check the licence plate of the car before getting into the vehicle in KL.
Dec 21, 2018
If you’re constantly on the move and ordering food with Grab, you can now save 55% on your rides and orders with GrabClub. It is a monthly subscription plan and so far it has only one plan, the Grab-it-All Pass, which is priced at RM50 but is actually valued at RM110.
NewsBytes #34 - Wiko Holiday Season promotion, HP Spectre x360 13 laptop, Canon Mini Photo Printer, Grab opens 7th R&D centre in KL, Ibadat app, and moreDec 15, 2018
How are my TechNavers doing? Welcome to another edition of NewsBytes and we got some news here and there. HONOR has confirmed the existence of the HONOR View20 and will make its debut in Paris, France on January 2019. vivo NEX Dual Display also got revealed in China with a rather intriguing dual display feature (hence the name, duh) with no front camera. Then ASUS Republic of Gamers has finally released their thinnest gaming laptop, ROG Zephyrus S in Malaysia for a hefty price but besides that, they are also rolling into the fashion segment with ROG Collection T-Shirts and Ranger Backpacks too.
NewsBytes #28 - Samsung CSR work in Perak, new prepaid card by Grab & Mastercard, Music with Facebook, New Wiko Sunny3 Plus for RM249 and moreOct 28, 2018
What's up, TechNavers? Welcome back to another edition of NewsBytes and over the past few days, we got some news on some companies doing some community activity together online and offline, new products ranging to phones to storage devices, and some news on 5G by vivo. Without further ado, head on below to check out what has been happening around the world of technology!
NewsBytes #27 - Celcom billing system maintenance, new Grab Chief Tech Officer, Google and Adobe conference, Canon PhotoMarathon, KL Major Talent Line-upOct 21, 2018
NewsBytes #27 - Celcom billing system maintenance, new Grab Chief Tech Officer, Google and Adobe conference, Canon PhotoMarathon, KL Major Talent Line-up
NewsBytes #20 - Hover Camera, multiple partnerships including Grab, Boost, MDEC, Alibaba, Samsung TV certified and moreJul 29, 2018
NewsBytes #20 - Hover Camera, multiple partnerships including Grab, Boost, MDEC, Alibaba, Samsung TV certified and more