KUCHING: Malaysian e-hailing service MyCar plans to expand its service across Sarawak.
MyCar began operating in Sarawak in March and to-date has some 500 active drivers with an average of 250 jobs or trips undertaken per day in Kuching alone.
“Currently, our services are available in Kuching and Miri and we have plans to expand to Sibu, Mukah, Sarikei, and even Sri Aman and Serian,” said founder Mohd Noah Maideen during the MyCar Sarawak launch on Wednesday.
He said MyCar is striving to provide a more convenient, efficient, friendly, safe, and affordable transportation option to Malaysians.
MyCar, which began operating on Feb 1 in the Klang Valley, is owned by Platform Apps Sdn Bhd, a technology company founded by Mohd Noah.
“The idea was mooted with the aspiration to provide a friendly e-hailing service for the benefit of both drivers and passengers. With the emergence of Uber and Grab, I was thinking why can’t we create and build our own brand and MyCar came about,” he said.
“Today we are operating throughout Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak, with a fleet of about 40,000 drivers and over 600,000 registered app users.”
Mohd Noah said MyCar drivers have to undergo training on emergency preparedness and response including first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and gain recognition as partners of community policing.
“We collaborate with MMSOS, which is an emergency roadside service app to send alerts and request assistance, including police and ambulance,” he said.
MyCar is now the No. 2 e-hailing service in Malaysia and has to-date generated RM17 million sales from 1.8 million jobs completed.
“MyCar dominates about 10 to 20 per cent of the market share in Malaysia’s e-hailing service industry with most jobs recorded in the Klang Valley of about 15,000 per day,” he said.
“We are still growing and making adjustments to make this platform not only for drivers to generate a second income, but also meet the needs of commuters. We hope Malaysians will give their support to local businesses.”