Uber Rival Grab Partners with Self-Driving Car Startup NuTonomy

Grab said its data showed drivers in Singapore are less likely to accept a passenger booking request originating from or destined for remote locations, highlighting the need for robo-cars that can meet transportation needs in far-flung areas.

“Our view of self driving vehicles is it’s a supplementary solution to some of the issues that we are unable to solve with existing supply,” Lim Kell Jay, head of Grab Singapore, told reporters.