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Toyota to Provide Total-care Service for Grab Cars in Singapore

Japanese automotive manufacturer, Toyota Motor Corporation, announced to provide Total-care Service to Southeast Asia’s ride hailing major, Grab in Singapore

Singapore: Following an investment of USD 1 billion in the ride hailing app, Grab, Toyota Motor Corp (TMC), has decided to offer Total-care service to 1,500 Grab cars through GrabRentals. Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (TMAP), sales and marketing headquarter of TMC in Asia, plans to roll-out the service in Singapore and both the companies aim to increase the share of Toyota vehicles in Grab fleet in Southeast region by 25 percent by 2020. In the coming years, Grab is also planning to implement Toyota Production System in order to improve its operational efficiency.

GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore based ride hailing, ride sharing and food delivery service company operating across the Southeast Asia region. The company would implement total-care service in order to enhance the platform safety with the assistance of data transmission device called TransLog. The device would collect the information and send it to the mobility service platform. The collected data will provide information regarding the maintenance of vehicles with an aim to reduce the insurance premium for the Grab drivers.   

President of Grab stated that "The company is excited to work with Toyota to roll out the Total-care Service to the Grab Rental fleet. The ability to meld data analytics with vehicle maintenance will make their rental fleet even safer for driver-partners and towards achieving their goal to raise transport safety standards in the region."

According to TechSci Research, the partnership between Toyota and Grab is aimed towards increasing the number of Toyota cars in the Grab fleet. Total-care Service will enable Toyota to leverage onboard telematics data through a shared information platform and provide services such as fleet management, automotive insurance and vehicle maintenance packages, aimed at expanding the use of ride-hailing vehicles and enhance the driving experience for end users. Through this Total-care Service, ride-hailing companies can provide their driver-partners with more cost-efficient and timely maintenance services.

According to the recently published report by TechSci Research, Asia-Pacific Ride Hailing Market, By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car & Micro Mobility Vehicle), By Internet Connectivity (3G, 4G, 5G & Wi-Fi), By Service Type, By Vehicle Connectivity, By Country, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2017-2023”, Asia-Pacific ride hailing market is projected to grow from $ 17.7 billion in 2017 to $ 53.8 billion by 2023, exhibiting a CAGR of over 21% during the forecast period. Rising population and increasing concerns regarding air pollution and traffic congestion in several Asian countries are the primary factors expected to boost demand for ride hailing services across the region. Moreover, growing investments by several major players in the ride hailing service, increasing internet penetration and rising demand for alternate transportation systems are some of the other key factors anticipated to have a positive impact on the region’s ride hailing market during forecast period.

With the increasing trend for car equipped with internet for safety, navigation and infotainment systems, connected cars are the preferred choice for the ride-hailing market. This offers a huge opportunity for connected cars companies, globally.

According to TechSci Research Report, Global Connected Car Device Market, By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicle), By Communication Type (V2V, V2I, V2P), By Product Type (Das, Telematics), By Company and By Geography, Forecast & Opportunities, 2022”, the global connected car devices market is projected to surpass $ 74 billion by 2022, exhibiting a CAGR of 20% during the forecast period, on account of increasing demand for connected car devices owing to rapidly evolving policy and regulatory framework supported by rising safety concerns. Growth in the market is also anticipated on the back of technological developments and increasing demand for incorporation of smart features in vehicles. Moreover, huge investments by major companies in connected car device technologies are anticipated to aid the global connected car devices market over the coming years.

As per another TechSci Research report, Global Ride Hailing Market, By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, etc.), By Service Type (E-hailing, etc.), By Internet Connectivity (3G, etc.), By Vehicle Connectivity (V2V, V2I, etc.), By Company and By Geography, Forecast & Opportunities, 2017-2023”, the global ride hailing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 21% to reach $136 billion by 2023, on the back of growing popularity of ride hailing services as well as the service providers such as Uber, Didi and Lyft. Moreover, surging demand for ride hailing services on a global level can be attributed to ease of booking, enhanced passenger comfort, increasing traffic congestion, rising government initiatives aimed at increasing awareness regarding the harmful effects of air pollution levels and development of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles. Increasing number of partnerships between domestic and international service providers, such as Uber and Didi in China, are also expected to aid the global ride hailing market during the forecast period.

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