Super app Grab said on Thursday it has rolled out two new tech features on its driver app to enable its driver-partners to earn more.
Grab Philippines COO Ronald Roda said the two features, called Sessions and Personalized Alerts, will help “boost driver productivity on the road,” helping them “optimize their earnings potential on the platform.”
“Our partners drive to earn and support their families. We understand how every minute online is a potential income opportunity for them. And as the nation faces economic headwinds such as the rising prices of goods, we want to support our partners maximize their time and earnings. With our technology, we can help them reduce idle time on the road, and also enable them to focus their energies on completing trips,” he said.
Roda said Sessions enable driver-partners to keep within a predefined geographical area during periods of high passenger demand.
Driver-partners can sign up in advance to drive in one of these zones for between 3 and 5 hours, enabling them to only receive bookings within the specific area.
Meanwhile, Personalized Alert is a push notification sent to offline driver-partners when specific areas are experiencing high passenger demand. These are partners who frequent the same areas based on their historical driving patterns and would not want to miss any good opportunity to earn.
Roda noted that aside from the two new features, Grab also equipped drivers with other driver app features such as Back-to-Back Bookings, Auto Accept, Allocation Swaps, GrabMaps, Share Live Location, and My Destination.
The driver app also enables drivers to use cashless payments through GrabPay and GCash.
“In 2022, Grab driver-partners from across Southeast Asia enjoyed a 3.55 percent reduction in average idle time, compared to that in 2021, helping to further optimize their earnings potential on the platform,” Roda said.
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