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S. Korean Startup Launches Beta Version of Ride-hailing Service

S. Korean Startup Launches Beta Version of Ride-hailing Service

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobility startup VCNC said Monday it has launched a new ride-hailing service in Seoul and an adjacent city with 11-seat vans in a move to get around a local transportation law. VCNC said hundreds of its passenger vans offer a service called Tada in Seoul and Incheon, [...]

Kakao Mobility Joins Hands with JapanTaxi

Kakao Mobility Joins Hands with JapanTaxi

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility, a South Korean firm that provides ride-hailing and driver-for-hire services, said Thursday that it has invested 1.5 billion yen (US$13.4 million) for a 3.4 percent stake in Japan’s largest taxi-hailing service, JapanTaxi Co., in a move to expand its services beyond the home market. The two firms [...]

Kakao Taxi App Equipped with AI Function

Kakao Taxi App Equipped with AI Function

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Mobility, a South Korean firm that provides cab-hailing and driver-for-hire services, said Tuesday it has added an artificial intelligence (AI) function to its ride-hailing operation. The AI-based “smart call” was added to South Korea’s most popular cab-hailing app Kakao Taxi so that a user can request a driver [...]

SK Invests in Singapore’s Ride-hailing Firm Grab

SK Invests in Singapore’s Ride-hailing Firm Grab

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Holdings Co., the holding firm of South Korean energy and telecom conglomerate SK Group, has invested in Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, a company official said Thursday. SK Holdings made the investment in mid-March, Lee Young-suk, an official handling brand management at SK Holdings, said. “We are interested in [...]

Hyundai Motor Invests in Ride-hailing Firm Grab for Partnership

Hyundai Motor Invests in Ride-hailing Firm Grab for Partnership

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s biggest carmaker by sales, said Thursday it invested in the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab for a possible business partnership in the transportation service sector. Hyundai Motor reportedly invested tens of billions of won to acquire a stake in Grab so it could get [...]