GrabTaxi, also known in Malaysia as MyTeksi, has announced a unique way to battle the famously chaotic traffic in Jakarta. Called GrabBike, this new service allows passengers to hop on motorbikes and navigate your way on two wheels, avoiding the hassle of being stuck in traffic when you’re in cars.
This unique approach is the first of its kind among ride-sharing services, and is likely to thrive in Jakarta, the only current location it is available. Famous for its common gridlock traffic jams, GrabTaxi aims to work around this with GrabBike.
Best of all, all of GrabTaxi’s features you get on four wheels is transferred to GrabBike. You get real-time tracking and the identity of the rider, including a photograph, registered licence number as well as phone number – like GrabTaxi, all these will be provided when your booking is confirmed. Best of all, GrabBike is also introducing free insurance coverage for both passenger and rider when using the service.
Currently, GrabBike is in a beta trial stage. This service is also limited to rides within Kuningan and Setiabudi. And, during the trial run from today until 31 May 2015, all GrabBike rides will be free of charge – no promo code needed. Indonesian users will see the GrabBike icon on the GrabTaxi app, and those within Jakarta can now use the service.