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UberFLASH goes live in Singapore

18 Jan 2018



On the back of last December's announcement that Comfort Delgro and Uber Singapore were to form an alliance in which the former would acquire a 51% Stake in Lion City Holdings, an Uber subsidiary,  it has been officially announced by Uber Singapore that it will be bringing surge pricing to all Comfort Delgro linked taxis via a service called UberFLASH.


The deal, which cost Comfort Delgro S$642 million, is still awaiting regulatory approval.


The UberFLASH feature starts from today,   Channel News Asia have said that, according to Uber, that when prices are surging, riders will see a multiplier to the standard rates on the map. For example,  a surge at 1.8x or 2.5x,  is how much your base fare will be multiplied by. So a fare that is usually S$10 would be S$18 when it’s at 1.8x surge.


The base fare will start at S$3, with the distance being charged at S$0.45 per kilometre,  the time aspect of the fare will be S$0.20 minute. There will be S$0.20 per minute waiting time after three minutes and a S$6 charge will after five minutes for a cancellation. 


In a press release it has been said that: “Commuters will be able to see UberFLASH trip fares before they request a ride, and fares will be lower by 5-10 per cent on average compared to an uberX ride.”


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