It started with ride-hailing company Uber, then there was Grab Car, and recently Grab Share has launched. Grab Share tends to be cheaper than Grab Car and only requires one additional passenger in the ride. The company first started in Singapore to lots of success, using a system that pairs passengers together, and offers better options for their drivers to earn more.
Another ride-sharing innovation, one that can only be afforded by a few, is the helicopter startup launched by Ascent Urban Air Mobility last April 3.
It is a response to Manila’s traffic and limited parking spaces, as well as to a need expressed by a growing population of businessmen, visiting investors, and other professionals who require a faster and more efficient mode of transport. It operates on a sharing scheme so it is much cheaper than hiring a helicopter for one passenger. This helicopter-sharing innovation provides flights to these places:
Other destinations include Clark in Pampanga. It hopes to expand to the Visayas and Mindanao, and eventually to other Southeast Asian countries.
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