Grab TNVS equipped recording devices. Suzuki ends 2019 with higher sales

Updated Apr 12, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Grab to install surveillance devices on their cars. Suzuki ends 2019 with a major increase in sales!

Grab to install in-car video and audio recording

In a bid to make you and the Grab driver’s trip safer, Grab Philippines will be installing audio and video recording devices on their GrabCar vehicles. As explained by Grab, this is a part of a study which primarily concerns the reduction in “incidents” and for a more effective dispute resolution.

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Grab Philippines will be installing audio and video recording devices on their GrabCar vehicles

In a statement by Grab Philippines on Monday, January 13, the “study” would cover two to six weeks and will involve around 180 GrabCar vehicles. Half of those (90) will be equipped with audio recording devices while the other 90 with video recording devices.

The company also says that it hopes that this study will lead them to their goal of “zero preventable incidents on their platform.”

>>> Check out: Grab ordered to return PHP5,000,000 to customers by the PCC

What if I don’t want to be recorded?

Passengers who will be booking Grab Philippine’s services at the time of the study will be informed beforehand via GrabChat. He/She will be given the option to cancel the booking without the usual penalty.

A Grab driver

Cue the very, very quiet Grab rides. Some might like it, others may not

Grab also stated that the video and audio that will be recorded during the study will be encrypted and will be stored in their database for up to seven days and 10 hours. Those can only be accessed by authorized personnel for investigation purposes whenever an incident has been reported.

Suzuki Philippines: 2019 is a roaring success

In other news, Suzuki Philippines saw impressive growth in 2019. In the second half of last year, the company climbed to become the fifth in sales locally, and by the end of the third quarter, they have reported a 19% increase in their year-to-date sales in comparison to 2018’s sales figures.

Suzuki Ertiga, the Suzuki Swift Dzire, and the Suzuki Celerio

Will Suzuki Philippines do the same next year? Hopefully!

Suzuki Philippines also hit the hole in one at the final quarter’s close when they reported an impressive 21.17% overall increase in sales.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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