Grab Indonesia launches GrabHitch to share regular commuters

Tinuku ~ Grab Indonesia launched a carpooling service called GrabHitch. Ridzki Kramadibrata, Managing Director of Grab Indonensia, said the service is designed for regular commuters that have similar travel routes and extra seats in their cars to share costs while expanding socialization.

Tinuku Grab Indonesia launches GrabHitch to share regular commuters

GrabHitch is a social carpooling platform powered by daily non-commercial drivers who take a ride along the way to cover gasoline costs.

On the other hand, service users can save more by costing 20 percent to 40 percent lower than taxis or the like and making new friends. GrabHitch enables the creation of new communities.

"For the beginning we open for Jakarta-Bandung route (150 kilometers) and Surabaya-Malang (94 kilometers)," said Kramadibrata, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

This service allows users to share operating costs with traveling companions who have the same route and destination.

In addition, it is social so it will be a new way to find friends and socialize.

The service has just been launched in Indonesia, but similar services have already been done in other countries where Grab operates.

Mediko Azwar, Marketing Director of Grab Indonesia, said the concept of sharing economy is getting closer in the community and is confident that the service will continue to grow.

"Transportation is no longer just a transaction, but an opportunity to build commuting relationships," Azwar said.

Grab opens registration through the latest version of apps in the Play Store or App Store to become a GrabHitch driver.