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Old 15-08-2018, 11:55 PM   #5611
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Old 15-08-2018, 11:57 PM   #5612
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cancel alot of trips today, cr beary high

cr at 30% now

so much for playing ds
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A 36-year-old man who opened a car door, causing a motorcyclist to crash to the ground in a fatal accident, was jailed for two weeks on Wednesday (Aug 15).
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What looked like the godsend to drivers has met with resistance.
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Ryde's new on-demand courier service gets warning from the Land Transport Authority

SINGAPORE - Local car-pooling and ride-hailing company Ryde has received a warning from authorities after it said on Wednesday (August 15) that it will launch an on-demand delivery service.

Ryde wants to start the service RydeSend on Sept 3 and tap on its pool of 60,000 drivers to courier small packages and items for its app users. But the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that private-hire drivers are not allowed to do such delivery jobs.

The LTA also said that Ryde did not consult them prior to launching RydeSend.

"We have warned Ryde that its proposed RydeSend service would contravene the regulations prohibiting Public Service Vehicles such as taxis and private hire cars from solely conveying goods. Drivers accepting such jobs may have their vocational licences revoked," an LTA spokesman said.

Under law, taxis and private-hire cars are meant to carry passengers for hire and reward, LTA added.

More than a fifth, or about 12,000, of Ryde's drivers are private-hire chauffeurs who have signed up to ferry passengers under its RydeX service. The remaining are private drivers who carpool with other users on a non-commercial basis.

While Ryde's initial statement said its new service will tap both groups of drivers, its chief executive and founder Terence Zou told The Straits Times later that it will "engage with the authorities to see how private-hire drivers can be allowed to do courier jobs".

The National Private Hire Vehicles Association's executive adviser Ang Hin Kee said private-hire drivers are discouraged from doing delivery jobs, and expressed disappointment that Ryde had wanted to rope in these drivers.

But Mr Ang, who is also executive adviser for the National Taxi Association, reiterated a call he made last year for the LTA to review the current regulations as there is excess capacity during off-peak hours, and cabbies and private-hire drivers could have an extra income source by doing deliveries.

Mr Ang, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, also warned that private drivers who do courier services without proper insurance may have their coverage voided in an accident.

Asked why Ryde was entering the courier sector, Mr Zou said the firm has a pool of drivers, a cashless payment system in place and "live" tracking of cars on the app, and these give synergies.

RydeSend goes up against other on-demand courier apps, including Lalamove, GoGoVan and CarPal, which have been disrupting the traditional delivery market in Singapore in recent years.

Packages that can be delivered by RydeSend's cars can measure up to 70cm by 50cm by 50cm, and weigh up to 20kg. Charges will be based on Ryde's RydeX private-hire car fares but with an additional surcharge of $6.

For example, it will cost $15.70 to send a package from One Raffles Quay to ION Orchard during off-peak hours.

Like RydeX charges, RydeSend's rates will fluctuate based on demand and also cost more during peak periods, Mr Zou said.

From Sept 3, Mr Zou said Ryde will also sign up motorcycle riders for RydeSend, and he targets to have 20,000 of them on the platform by the fourth quarter of this year. Charges will be 20 to 30 per cent cheaper, but the items to be delivered will also be smaller.

Associate Professor Lawrence Loh of the National University of Singapore Business School said: "We are now witnessing a trend where ride-hailing providers are encroaching into related business areas like courier service."

Prof Loh said that unlike courier firms, ride-hailing companies like Ryde already have a pool of drivers and vehicles which may be in various locations on the island.

"The business model is less about (delivery) scheduling than a more dynamic allocation of resources... The ride-hailing providers come from a totally different entry point and this will be their strategic advantage in the new competitive landscape," he added.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...on-september-3
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Unbelievable, I set destination to Woodlands simce 11:30pm at Chinatown but no pings at all. Now empty car go back.
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Old 16-08-2018, 12:25 AM   #5617
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personally for me, this week is very unusual compare to previous week

surge period seems shorter and cbd pings need to wait longer

Unbelievable, I set destination to Woodlands simce 11:30pm at Chinatown but no pings at all. Now empty car go back.
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Old 16-08-2018, 12:46 AM   #5618
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personally for me, this week is very unusual compare to previous week

surge period seems shorter and cbd pings need to wait longer
You every week also say the same thing.

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What looked like the godsend to drivers has met with resistance.
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Ryde's new on-demand courier service gets warning from the Land Transport Authority

SINGAPORE - Local car-pooling and ride-hailing company Ryde has received a warning from authorities after it said on Wednesday (August 15) that it will launch an on-demand delivery service.

Ryde wants to start the service RydeSend on Sept 3 and tap on its pool of 60,000 drivers to courier small packages and items for its app users. But the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that private-hire drivers are not allowed to do such delivery jobs.

The LTA also said that Ryde did not consult them prior to launching RydeSend.

"We have warned Ryde that its proposed RydeSend service would contravene the regulations prohibiting Public Service Vehicles such as taxis and private hire cars from solely conveying goods. Drivers accepting such jobs may have their vocational licences revoked," an LTA spokesman said.

Under law, taxis and private-hire cars are meant to carry passengers for hire and reward, LTA added.

More than a fifth, or about 12,000, of Ryde's drivers are private-hire chauffeurs who have signed up to ferry passengers under its RydeX service. The remaining are private drivers who carpool with other users on a non-commercial basis.

While Ryde's initial statement said its new service will tap both groups of drivers, its chief executive and founder Terence Zou told The Straits Times later that it will "engage with the authorities to see how private-hire drivers can be allowed to do courier jobs".

The National Private Hire Vehicles Association's executive adviser Ang Hin Kee said private-hire drivers are discouraged from doing delivery jobs, and expressed disappointment that Ryde had wanted to rope in these drivers.

But Mr Ang, who is also executive adviser for the National Taxi Association, reiterated a call he made last year for the LTA to review the current regulations as there is excess capacity during off-peak hours, and cabbies and private-hire drivers could have an extra income source by doing deliveries.

Mr Ang, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, also warned that private drivers who do courier services without proper insurance may have their coverage voided in an accident.

Asked why Ryde was entering the courier sector, Mr Zou said the firm has a pool of drivers, a cashless payment system in place and "live" tracking of cars on the app, and these give synergies.

RydeSend goes up against other on-demand courier apps, including Lalamove, GoGoVan and CarPal, which have been disrupting the traditional delivery market in Singapore in recent years.

Packages that can be delivered by RydeSend's cars can measure up to 70cm by 50cm by 50cm, and weigh up to 20kg. Charges will be based on Ryde's RydeX private-hire car fares but with an additional surcharge of $6.

For example, it will cost $15.70 to send a package from One Raffles Quay to ION Orchard during off-peak hours.

Like RydeX charges, RydeSend's rates will fluctuate based on demand and also cost more during peak periods, Mr Zou said.

From Sept 3, Mr Zou said Ryde will also sign up motorcycle riders for RydeSend, and he targets to have 20,000 of them on the platform by the fourth quarter of this year. Charges will be 20 to 30 per cent cheaper, but the items to be delivered will also be smaller.

Associate Professor Lawrence Loh of the National University of Singapore Business School said: "We are now witnessing a trend where ride-hailing providers are encroaching into related business areas like courier service."

Prof Loh said that unlike courier firms, ride-hailing companies like Ryde already have a pool of drivers and vehicles which may be in various locations on the island.

"The business model is less about (delivery) scheduling than a more dynamic allocation of resources... The ride-hailing providers come from a totally different entry point and this will be their strategic advantage in the new competitive landscape," he added.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...on-september-3
Wow LTA officially endorsed PHV as public service cars on media. So when they gonna remove the child seat regulations?

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got meh?

You every week also say the same thing.

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Old 16-08-2018, 12:52 AM   #5622
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I can start saga mah? Or anyone wanna start?

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...seat-rules-lta

Grab, Uber not exempt from child-seat rules: LTA

Private-hire cars, unlike taxis, must carry seats for babies and children under 1.35m tall

Ride-hailing services such as Grab and Uber are not exempt from rules requiring car seats for young children, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday.

Under the Road Traffic Act, it is illegal for cars to carry passengers under 1.35m tall without a booster seat or a child restraint.

Taxis are excluded from this ruling as they are considered "public service vehicles", while private-hire car services are not.

Offenders face a fine of $120 and three demerit points.

If charged in court, they can be fined up to $1,000 or jailed up to three months.

LTA said taxis are exempt as it would be "quite unreasonable" for taxi drivers to have to turn away street-hail fares with children under 1.35m tall and babies.

"We are not exempting private-hire cars because they are pre-booked and passengers can indicate if they require booster seats or child restraints when making the booking," said a spokesman.

In a fatal accident last June, two young boys, who were not in child seats, were injured after their family's car crashed into a tree in Lentor Avenue.

Mr Sitoh Yih Pin, chairman for the Government Parliamentary Committee on Transport, said that child-seat regulations for private-hire cars should be "considered and reviewed".

"The key issue here is whether (private-hire cars) should also be deemed as public service vehicles and therefore be exempt from having child seats for children under 1.35m tall," he added.

Nanyang Technological University transport consultant Gopinath Menon said there are "practical difficulties" in making child seats mandatory.

Child seats cannot be permanently installed in taxis and private-hire cars because they ferry different passengers on each trip, he said. The driver would have to keep the seat in the car boot and set it up whenever a child is among the passengers.

But National University of Singapore transport researcher Lee Der Horng said laws requiring car seats should be "universally applicable".

"There is no strong reason why taxis should be exempted from the rule. It's about safety," he said.

As more commuters use booking apps to hire taxis, operators could add an option to request car seats, he said.

Since last August, Grab has offered the option of booking GrabFamily, a six-seater car with a booster seat installed for children between the ages of four and seven.

In a blog post yesterday, Grab said it was monitoring GrabFamily and "did not rule out" introducing baby seats in the future.

In overseas markets, Uber offers UberFamily, a service that allows passengers to request a child seat. It is not currently available here.
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SINGAPORE — The Land Transport Authority (LTA) issued a warning to ride-hailing firm Ryde on Wednesday (Aug 15), hours after the company announced plans to roll out a peer-to-peer, on-demand courier service on September 3 using its pool of 60,000 private-hire and non-commercial drivers.

"We have warned Ryde that its proposed RydeSend service would contravene the regulations prohibiting public service vehicles such as taxis and private-hire cars from solely conveying goods. Drivers accepting such jobs may have their vocational licences revoked," said an LTA spokesperson.

Taxis and private-hire cars are meant to carry passengers for hire and reward, and cannot be used for the conveyance of goods, she said.

Ryde did not consult LTA prior to launching this service; any new service will have to comply with LTA's regulations, she added.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Ryde's founder and chief executive Terence Zou said the new service would leverage its 12,000 RydeX private-hire drivers and 48,000 non-commercial RydePool drivers.

Later in the day, he confirmed that the company had been contacted by LTA and would only tap its 48,000 RydePool drivers for deliveries.

Users of Ryde's app are also able to book ComfortDelGro taxis, and Mr Zou told TODAY that he will "turn off" the delivery option for private-hire and taxi drivers to ensure they do not run afoul of the law.

"We'll definitely observe the existing regulations. But our general principle still remains the same, we wish to leverage the entire network," he said. "If we have drivers who wish to do the deliveries, we'll lobby for it and work with the authorities. Our hope is to work with the authorities to see if we can allow private-hire drivers and taxi drivers, down the road, to accept RydeSend jobs."

Mr Ang Hin Kee, executive adviser to the National Taxi Association and the National Private Hire Vehicles Association, has also been lobbying for private-hire drivers to be allowed to do deliveries on their behalf, but said companies should play by existing rules.

"(Mr Zou) needs to engage in conversation with LTA, and the associations, to continue the work and requests. (Mr Zou) should not jump the gun and put drivers at risk," said Mr Ang.

The issue of private-hire and taxi drivers doing deliveries surfaced last year, when Amazon Prime engaged ComfortDelGro taxis and Uber drivers to make deliveries. ComfortDelGro confirmed its drivers had taken delivery jobs, but maintained that there was a passenger to accompany the delivery items.

The Straits Times then reported LTA's stance on the matter. At the time, the authority did not spell out the penalties for infringement, or if anyone had been taken to task.

On Wednesday, the LTA again did not say if anyone has been caught for infringing the rules, although stakeholders told TODAY they have heard of the practice anecdotally.

Ms Carolyne Tan, a private-hire driver, said she was not aware of the rule disallowing private-hire cars and taxis to deliver goods without a passenger on board.

The 39-year-old was initially interested in taking on RydeSend courier jobs, but said that she is unlikely to do so now.

"If this is the case, then I would not want to jeopardise my job. I have several licenses, including a bike one, I don't wish to put (those) licenses at risk just to send a parcel," she said.

"I was not aware of such regulations about delivering of goods… They are the 'not-so-common' rules that we drivers might not be aware of. In fact, I have seen private-hire cars, even with the blue labels, do deliveries as well, it is actually quite common."

According to her, some courier companies do not make such regulations clear to drivers.

Mr Zou said the rollout of RydeSend made sense as it would "tap Ryde's existing supply (of cars)" as well as its cashless-payments and vehicle-tracking infrastructure. Drivers can expect to earn about 20 per cent more from taking on additional delivery jobs via RydeSend, he said.

RydeSend's prices will be pegged to the price of a RydeX ride, with an additional S$6 delivery surcharge.

Giving an estimate, the firm said it will cost about S$15.70 to send a package from One Raffles Quay to ION Orchard during off-peak hours.

Parcels must weigh no more than 20kg and be no bigger than 70cm by 50cm by 50cm.

To use the service, users will have to make a booking and key in the type of good they wish to send to recipients. Once the booking is accepted, both the sender and receiver will be able to track the delivery transit in real-time either on the app or on a webpage. This means that the receiver does not need to install the Ryde app on his or her phone.

Besides using cars for the courier service, the firm also plans to rope in 20,000 motorcyclists by the fourth quarter of this year. The price of deliveries by motorcycles is expected to be about 20 to 30 per cent cheaper than using a car service, said Mr Zou.

To sign up for this service, Ryde drivers will have to pay a S$100 refundable deposit via the Ryde Driver app, which will serve as security against any loss or damage to items during delivery.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/lta-warns-ryde-against-using-private-hire-taxi-drivers-do-deliveries-without-passengers

Published 15 AUGUST, 2018

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Unbelievable, I set destination to Woodlands simce 11:30pm at Chinatown but no pings at all. Now empty car go back.
How can no ping to wdls one

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