Dubai taxi ‘smart meters’ to have 3D maps and new payment system


By Staff

Dubai: Dubai’s taxi fleet will soon be equipped with smart meters featuring 3D maps, weather information, integrated payment system as well as state-of-the-art information system, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

The new meters were showcased at Gitex 2013 along with a raft of features including an application for people with hearing impairment that will be part of Dubai’s new smart taxis.

“The state-of-the-art Smart Taxi Meters would allow the customers to see the taxi driver information. The meters will also analyse driver behaviour of the cabbie. This step has been taken to improve the customer satisfaction level in taxis and gain feedback from customers,” according to Adel Shakri, Transport Systems Director in the RTA Public Transport Agency.

Among the capabilities of the new meter is sending road safety messages to the driver, showing weather conditions on the route as well as at the destination. More info