Transportation needs to be way more inclusive than what it is today. And although we are a long way away, Grab in Indonesia definitely took the first step to make transport safe and reliable for differently abled people.
Grab and Rexona partnered together for a holistic initiative around “Movement for Movement”. Several initiatives were rolled out including a dedicated fleet of cars, trained driver parters and a voice activated mobility assistant (designed by Rexona).
Through the “Gerak” mobile app, users would be able to speak or chat with it in order to find the nearest places that are disabled-friendly. Users could also book a special GrabGerak vehicle to their destination.
Many people question the long term implications of such activities but I believe that every positive step in the right direction is a positive change. And that a single light bulb can light up an entire city. The onus is on all of us to be true activists of inclusion related topics for everyone in all aspects of life – because really, this world can only be better, together.