Giving Malaysians More Choices With UberFLASH and UberTAXI

September 4, 2017 / Kuala Lumpur

At Uber, we are always exploring new ways to better serve the city. That’s why, today, we’re launching UberFLASH and UberTAXI to give Klang Valley commuters even more choice when it comes to getting around safely, reliably, and affordably!  

UberFLASH will connect riders to the driver-partner closest to them – whether that is an uberX or a taxi on the e-hailing network. This means even shorter wait times! With UberFLASH, you’ll enjoy the same affordable uberX prices and you’ll know your fare upfront before you confirm your ride request. 

UberTAXI is a service in which taxis – including sedans and MPVs – are available upon request via the Uber App. Prices will be based on the taxi meter, but may be subject to dynamic pricing in times of high demand. Riders will be able to pay seamlessly through the Uber app. 

We’re committed to ensuring a quality experience for all riders and driver-partners. Don’t worry, Uber will maintain the high standards you’re used to when it comes to driver-partners and vehicles allowed on the app, including requiring interested driver-partners to pass a background check. All of the other features that have contributed to great Uber experience – such as the mutual rating system and the customer support infrastructure – remain available and in effect!    

This is going to be a win-win-win for everyone! Riders will benefit an even faster pick-up experience. Taxi drivers will benefit from the power of Uber’s technology to efficiently match them to rides, giving them the potential to earn more money through increased efficiency (less time spent idling, more time spent earning ride fares). Other driver-partners on Uber will also benefit as greater efficiency decreases waiting times, which in turn, increases rider demand for ridesharing services. 

We have only touched a sliver over the overall pie – there is still a lot more room to grow, effectively growing the pie for all! 

How to use UberFLASH/UberTAXI

  • Launch the Uber app
  • Type in your destination and confirm your pickup point
  • Select UberFLASH/UberTAXI
  • Request your ride.

For those who prefer UberBLACK or uberXL, those services still remain available as dedicated offerings.