By The Nation
Called GrabAssist, the new service aims to serve the special needs of people who are wheelchair-bound, hearing-impaired or sight-impaired, enabling them to get from A to B more comfortably, and empowering them to be able to live independently.
Available in Bangkok from Tuesday, GrabAssist vehicles can accommodate foldable wheelchairs, walkers and collapsible scooters.
GrabAssist drivers will have undergone required training to provide assistance to passengers with mobility challenges.
GrabAssist pricing is fixed, displayed up front and calculated based on distance.
GrabTaxi drivers are charged a lower commission rate for GrabAssist rides than usual, to reimburse them for their time spent on attending training and supporting passengers.