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The mechanism behind booking a ride on your phone is actually really complex

Every time you click to book a ride on the Grab app, the machinery that clicks in the background crunches some serious numbers to pair you with a driver. It’s “staggeringly complex,” as Grab’s head of engineering, Ditesh Gathani, put it in an interview with Mashable. SEE ALSO: Uber’s ambitious mapping project kicks off in Asia Underneath the seemingly simple process of booking, the system has to achieve a few goals, such as: providing the…

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The mechanism behind booking a ride on your phone is actually really complex

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