RTA has launched Smart Taxi app, a new mobile application which helps you to book a taxi by just shaking your phone. The app will identify your location and sends a driver to you. You just simply have to enter your mobile number into the app,before using it.
“Once the cabdriver confirms the order, the user is directly informed about the location of the taxicab, and will also be intimated when the cab arrives at the location selected by the user,” said Adel Shakri, Director of Transportation Systems at the RTA.
This app also does several other things like tracking the movement of cabbie on the real time screen,revealing the name of taxi driver as well as the estimated time to reach the destination. Advance booking canalso be done using this app at any time and date.
Passengers can also rate the taxi driver and even save the history of the trip so that if something was lost or forgotten in the taxi, it can be easily retrieved.
The app was launched as part of RTA’s full support to the initiative of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world.