SINGAPORE — The main taxi operator here, ComfortDelGro, is in talks with ride-hailing provider Uber to form a “strategic alliance”, which may include collaboration on fleet management and booking software solutions.
In an announcement on SGX on Tuesday (Aug 22), ComfortDelGro, which has about 16,000 taxis across its Comfort and CityCab brands, said the talks include making its fleet available on the Uber app.
It added that “there is no certainty or assurance” that the discussions it is having with Uber will result in an agreement or an alliance materialising.
Earlier this year, when taxi operators sought approval from the authorities to implement dynamic pricing, ComfortDelGro, which has about 60 per cent of the taxi fleet in Singapore, opted to go it alone with its own flat fare option without any tie-ups.
In contrast, five operators — SMRT Taxis, Prime Taxi, Premier Taxis, Trans-Cab and HDT Singapore Taxi — partnered rival private-hire service provider Grab to roll out a new service called JustGrab.