Meet The “Netflix Of Transportation” That Lets Riders Pick From Multiple Travel Options
Whim is a new app that lets users pay one fee to have access to a number of different transportation options
Everyone has their favorite route home, but sometimes things go awry, forcing people spend extra money in order to get there. One service is helping commuters stick to their budgets by offering a whole host of travel options under one app and with just one fee.
Transport giant ComfortDelGro Corp is partnering Finland’s MaaS Global in order to launch Whim, an app that lets commuters access many different transport services through a subscription, in Singapore. The app is already being used by commuters in Finland, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK. It includes a pay-as-you-go option, wherein customers pay for the services they need as they need them, or pay a subscription fee that allows them unlimited access to all the different systems, including commuter trains, buses, taxis, and even bicycles.
“We are pleased to collaborate with MaaS Global so that our commuters will have another channel to book from Singapore’s largest taxi fleet. The integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility application provides a seamless digital offering for our customers to enhance their travel experience,” Ang Wei Neng, Chief Executive of ComfortDelGro Singapore Taxi Business, tells The Straits Times.
This integration of various, and often expensive, systems into one app not only streamlines the process for customers, but also opens up transportation companies to new clients who might have otherwise have chosen to wait in traffic or walk to their destination.