According to Grab Singapore, the ride-sharing service has helped reduce the number of cars on the country’s roads by about 19,000 cars since it was launched there in 2013. Its country head Lim Kell Jay said for every car Grab introduces to the roads, 1.5 personal cars are removed.

In a report by The Sun, Lim also stated Grab’s goal is to take cars off the road by making transportation highly efficient, accessible and affordable. “This can be done by increasing efficiency of individual services such as GrabTaxi and GrabCar as well as maximising utilisation via carpooling of GrabShare and GrabHitch,” Lim said.

“Unifying transport services such as JustGrab and GrabShare while moving larger groups affordably and conveniently via GrabCoach (bus charter service) and GrabShuttle has helped achieve this aim,” he continued, adding that services such as GrabShuttle complement and improve Singapore’s bus network.

GrabShuttle is a service that allows passengers to pre-book a bus seat from a list of fixed routes. The data-driven shuttle bus service allow for large groups of people to commute affordably from door to door. Users are also allowed to crowd-start new shuttle routes, with 13-, 23- and 40-seater buses available.

Lim also noted that Grab is the first government-approved fixed fare taxi service, which was achieved via partnerships with five taxi operators. The company is also the first market to launch an on-demand carpooling service with GrabShare.

Grab Singapore’s unifying transport service JustGrab, also sees job bookings worth over SG$1.1 million (RM3.42 million) in fares daily. The service combines car & taxi fleets, assign commuters the nearest vehicle at an affordable fixed fare. This approach has helped lower the average waiting time for rides from five to 3.2 minutes.

Providing a little insight into its Grab driver-partners, Lim revealed they earn an average of one-third more per hour compared with the wages of an average worker. Citing examples of various countries, Grab drivers in in Singapore earned 10% more, Malaysia 48%, Vietnam 55%, Thailand 19%, Indonesia 34% and Philippines 35%. On a related note, traffic accident rates from Grab are lower than the national averages by some five times.