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Vietnam slams brakes on new app-based ride-hailing services

Drivers operating under the radar for companies such as Uber and Grab are flooding the country's mega-cities.

Taxi driver faces fine for driving with doors open to transport critical crash victim

‘I know it was dangerous, but it was urgent and I could not think of another way.’

Syria's new taxi app seeks to improve residents' lives

Mobile app Mallah allows residents of Damascus and Aleppo to hire a ride via their mobile phones.
May 17, 2017 | 09:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s biggest taxi firms blame Uber, Grab for losing business

The traditional taxi companies describe the competition as 'harsh' and 'unfair'.
April 20, 2017 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

Unfair competition with Uber, Grab prompts Vietnamese taxi firms' revenues to dip

The growing popularity of app-based transport services like Uber and Grab has eroded profits of traditional cabs. 
February 24, 2017 | 03:18 pm GMT+7

Hanoi taxi driver returns $14,000 to forgetful Korean customer

It could have been the most expensive taxi the South Korean businessman had ever taken.
January 18, 2017 | 11:28 am GMT+7

Uber hikes fares in Hanoi by 50 percent

The move could cost the ride-hailing company its competitive edge in Vietnam.
November 14, 2016 | 04:32 pm GMT+7

Taxi firms try to slam brakes on Hanoi's driving duration limit

Drivers are being banned from the streets if they don't take a break every four hours.
October 12, 2016 | 04:39 pm GMT+7

Severe flooding drowns out Ho Chi Minh City taxi drivers

When it rains heavily, money is not enough to make taxi drivers risk the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
September 30, 2016 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

Uber rival Grab partners with driverless car firm in Singapore

Users of ride-hailing firm Grab will be able to book driverless cars from Friday.
September 23, 2016 | 09:08 am GMT+7

Singapore trials driverless taxis in world first

Uber could soon be beaten. 
August 25, 2016 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

Taxis join the Pokemon hunt in Vietnam

Cab drivers have come up with a special package to help Pokemon players catch 'em all.
August 13, 2016 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's Vinasun launches ride-hailing app to compete with Uber, Grab

The jockeying for cab clients seems to be getting increasingly fierce.
July 16, 2016 | 10:46 am GMT+7

Electric taxis to roll onto Vietnam’s streets this year

Mai Linh Taxi is preparing to test-run 100 Renault electric cars as part of a bigger plan to replace its entire gasoline-powered fleet.
March 24, 2016 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

Uber sues Indian rival Ola over 'bogus' bookings

The San Francisco-based company is seeking 490 million rupees ($7.3 million) in damages from Ola for unfair practices, a lawyer representing Uber said.
March 23, 2016 | 11:56 am GMT+7