Toyota to supply Grab with hybrid cars

Fleet of 1,500 will have black-box recorders to provide insights into how cars are used

Toyota Motor will supply some 1,500 petrol-electric Prius cars to ride-hailing firm Grab in Singapore fitted with black-box recorders that will help the Japanese carmaker gain insights into how its cars are being used.

This is the first concrete initiative to emerge from Toyota's US$1 billion (S$1.38 billion) investment in Grab announced in June. Both companies will make a formal announcement of the initiative next week.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 15, 2018, with the headline 'Toyota to supply Grab with hybrid cars'. Print Edition | Subscribe