Honda gets in on ride sharing with Grab
Honda has signed up with Grab, an app-based ride-hailing company based in Indonesia that allows motorcycles to be used as one of the forms of transportation.
Grab operates much like Uber and Lyft, offering shared transportation to users as well as food delivery. Neither Lyft or Uber currently allow motorcycles to be used.
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Grab currently operates two services. GrabBike uses professional riders who work on either a full time or part time basis, while GrabHitch drivers are regular commuters offering pick up paying passengers on a more casual basis.
“In the midst of the dramatic structural change of the mobility industry, the ‘sharing economy’ that is rapidly expanding all around the world has great potential to broaden the concept of mobility itself,” said Shinji Aoyama, Operating Officer and Director of Honda, in a press release.
“For the collaboration with Grab, we will discuss how we can offer safer and more convenient products and services for our shared goal of resolving issues and challenges facing society in Southeast Asia.”