The free myTaxi smartphone App was developed in Germany to overcome inconveniences and safety concerns of hailing a taxi, and the technology is now available to Australian users.
“For young, female or nervous travellers, finding a taxi at night can be an ordeal,” says Claus Gosch, Director of 1 Touch Taxi Systems, distributor of myTaxi in Australia. “Whether walking dark streets from an isolated location to a busier thoroughfare, or waiting at a venue exit among late-night crowds, you are left visible and vulnerable as you search for transport home at the end of the night. Our technology in your pocket can look after you.”
Available for iPhone and Android smartphones, the App shows available taxis on a Google Map, and hails a cab with a single touch. When a driver accepts a booking, passengers can then watch the taxi approach on Google Maps, until the screen flashes to indicate its arrival.
Gosch has experienced the benefits of the myTaxi App in Europe. “myTaxi brings together taxi drivers and their passengers faster and more efficiently than any existing booking systems in Australia,” he says. “No more phone calls, just launch the App, and call a taxi with one touch.”
The Assisted-GPS technology embedded in smartphones combines with Google Maps to show passengers the nearest available cabs, and then provide instant and accurate locational information to the driver who accepts the request. “You can book from the street, or remain in a safe location and watch your driver approaching on Google Maps - no need for a call on approach - you’re already connected through myTaxi,” says Gosch
Gosch sees the built-in feedback tool as a great benefit for passengers and taxi drivers alike. “Share your experience with other myTaxi users and reward your driver for excellent service.”
No more streetwalking - myTaxi makes taxi travel safer by allowing passengers to find a taxi while remaining in a safe location.
No more fare surprises - myTaxi has a built-in fare estimator.
No annoying ads - myTaxi is a proven technology committed to ad-free operation of its App for both drivers and passengers.
myTaxi is currently enlisting drivers across Australia, and Gosch points out that during the start-up phase some areas may find there are no available myTaxi drivers. “Don’t panic! Keep the app on your device and follow us on Facebook or Twitter so we can keep you posted about developments in your area.”
Touch. Track. Travel.
It’s that simple.
For more information about myTaxi visit www.mytaxicab.com.au
1 Touch Taxi Systems P/L
1 Touch Taxi Systems is the exclusive distributor for the myTaxi App in Australia and New Zealand. The company was founded in 2010 by Claus Gosch and Tom Haentjes and is based on the NSW Central Coast. The myTaxi App was developed by Intelligent Apps in Germany. With over 300.000 downloads and 4500 participating taxi drivers myTaxi is the leading European taxi App.
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