Indonesian ride-hailing decacorn Gojek has launched its GoTaxi service in Singapore, while Mitsubishi has partnered with Singapore-listed The Trendlines Group to back agri-food startups.
Gojek launches taxi-booking service GoTaxi in Singapore
Indonesian tech giant Gojek has launched GoTaxi, a taxi-booking feature on its app, in Singapore, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
Customers will be able to select the ‘GoTaxi’ option when booking a ride within the Gojek app from next week. Rides booked through GoTaxi will be charged a metered (rather than fixed) fare, and riders will see an estimate of their fare at the time of booking, Gojek said in a statement on Tuesday.
GoTaxi will complement GoCar — Gojek’s existing ride-hailing service that matches customers to either private-hire vehicles or taxis — and bring additional benefits to both riders and drivers, the company said.
Gojek riders will enjoy greater ride availability and improved wait times on the Gojek platform. They will also get free accident coverage on all GoTaxi trips, an extension of the complimentary personal accident insurance they currently receive for all trips on GoCar.
Mitsubishi Corp partners with SGX-listed Trendlines
Trendlines Agrifood, an investment vehicle of the Israel- and Singapore-based The Trendlines Group, has entered into a partnership with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp for the identification of emerging technologies and startups of interest to their global integrated business enterprise.
“Collaborating with Mitsubishi Corp is synergistic. We gain invaluable market and industry insights from a global leader in their field, and Mitsubishi Corp leverages on our experience in technology evaluation and development,” Trendlines Agrifood CEO Nitza Kardish said.
Trendlines Agrifood invests in agricultural and food technologies that help solve the global food crisis.