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Singapore taxi giant challenges Grab with ride-hailing trial

Former Uber partner ComfortDelGro eyes post-COVID transport rebound

Singapore’s largest taxi operator ComfortDelGro will trial run its ride-hailing service with 25 private hire car drivers. (Photo courtesy of company)

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's largest taxi operator ComfortDelGro on Wednesday started a ride-hailing pilot to supplement its fleet of cabs as the company bets on increased use of land transport to boost its business.

Called a "beta trial" the venture will start with a small number of private hire cars for the operator to test reception to the service, letting transport users select options through its taxi booking mobile application.

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