Uber, the taxi aggregator who is well known for its services has forayed into the two-wheeler segment, launching its motorcycle taxi service in Bangkok for the first time. Started off as a pilot scheme, the motorcycle taxi service could spread across Asia.
Uber is not the only motorcycle taxi service however, since a Singapore based firm called Grab Taxi already offers this service for more than a year now and could be a tough competition for Uber.
The company will initially roll out the taxi service in three cities initially, and claim that the fares will be cheaper than regular motorcycle taxis. The motorcycle taxis are a good choice given that the roads in Bangkok are congested due to the number of cars and motorcycles are a very good option.
Commenting about the new operation, Douglas Ma, the Uber Asia Expansion Head said, "I'm really excited to say Thailand is the first country to launch a two-wheeled motorcycle product in all of our cities."