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Grab to tackle ASEAN's traffic tangles amid antitrust pressure

Ride-hailing startup's new Singapore AI lab to share findings with governments

Grab-NUS AI Lab
A Grab data scientist explains visualized traffic data in Singapore at the Grab-NUS AI Lab on July 18. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)

SINGAPORE --Grab, Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing app operator, on Wednesday started a research laboratory for artificial intelligence here, aiming to better understand traffic patterns and offer faster ways to bring passengers to their destinations.

The Singapore-based company, which is under increasing scrutiny from competition regulators for its dominant market position, will share the findings with governments to help the region relieve its cities' notorious traffic congestion.

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