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Land Transport Dept. Launches OK Taxi App

CityNews – The Department of Land Transport Chiang Mai launched a new taxi service called ‘Taxi OK’, which allows passengers to call a taxi via application.

The launching ceremony was presided over by Department of Land Transport (DLT) deputy chief, Cherdchai Sanunsrisakorn, who explained the purpose of establishing ‘Taxi OK’ as a step towards the development of Thai taxi services through enhanced technology. The aim is to increase efficiency in safety control and to improve accessibility through the application in order to respond to the actual needs of the passengers. He also expects this initiative to also increase the employment opportunities and improve taxi drivers’ well-being. The ‘Taxi OK’ system differs from the typical taxi meters in that it has a strong response system to the needs of the passengers by using GPS tracking. There will also be an identification system of the drivers, Snap Shot cameras, SOS buttons, and the Taxi OK application which is convenient for passengers to call a taxi via smart phones.

Cherdchai stated that the application will show the driver’s location status, name, phone number and the license plate of the taxi. The taxi company can also keep track of the taxi that the passenger is riding by sending real-time location to the service center, which will be linked to DLT Taxi Center and the Royal Thai Police Headquarters. The important information of the taxis will be sent to local police stations and provide help if needed.

Taxi OK is available for passengers today, with 20 cars provided by All Thai Taxi Company. For more information call 053 270 411.