Uber Malaysia launched UberFLASH and UberTAXI, two new services that will provide Klang Valley commuters more choice when it comes to getting around safely, reliably, and affordably. UberFLASH will connect riders to the driver-partner closest to them, whether that is an uberX or a taxi on the e-hailing network. UberTAXI is a service in which taxi cabs are available upon request via the Uber App.
Warren Tseng, General Manager of Uber Malaysia and Singapore, said: “UberFLASH and UberTAXI broadens the concept of ridesharing, making things better for all – driver-partners, riders, and the city. We want to use technology to allocate existing resources on the road as efficiently as possible, so that we can serve more riders with more choice and better arrival times.”
Also present at the launch today was Wan Md Hazlin Agyl Wan Hassan, Head of Taxi, Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD), who said, “The launch of this service today demonstrates how technology can be harnessed by traditional modes of public transport.”
All UberFLASH rides will be priced the same as an uberX and riders will be able to see the fare upfront before requesting a ride. UberFLASH riders are expected to experience a shorter wait time, since they can expect to be picked up by any vehicle on the network that is nearest to them, including taxis. As for UberTAXI, pricing will be based on SPAD’s taxi meter rates.