Writen by Abdul Mujeeb 12:39:00 PM - 0 Comments
PickMe technology contributes to the economy in a unique and innovative way. Its business solutions level the playing field, enabling individual entrepreneurs to reach out to the mass market in a sustainable manner due to the strong link created between the taxi, who is the service provider, and the customer. PickMe cabs don't ply the roads looking for customers as the GPS system allow customers to look for the closest cab and hail it, smartphone to smartphone. A survey conducted by the company shows that there is a 50 percent reduction in fuel wastage by taxi owners linked with the PickMe system, which is not only helping from an environment point of view but also, in terms of these savings, actually helping to make a viable business for drivers.
and ETA Sharing, which allows passengers to share their live trip details with a family member or friend including estimated time of arrival, pickup time and location, taxi details and route taken.
The Sinhala and Tamil interfaces are just two stages of the extensive expansion the Company has developed in broadening their language base as they are currently working on several other interfaces. The CEO says this will give PickMe a cutting-edge advantage whilst supporting their varied customer base.
PickMe is a technology developed by Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka (PVT) Ltd. that equips local taxis with the power of technology enabling them to use and benefit from features like GPS tracking, navigation, automatic-billing, live-connection with the passenger and 24/7 driver dedicated support etc. This not only upgrades the levels of service of a taxi driver it also uplifts their profession and most importantly provides them an additional sense of safety which was never a luxury they could enjoy with the challenges of the industry.
PickMe is affiliated with many taxi services in Colombo as well as with freelance taxi drivers, contributing to the largest live feed of available taxis in the city.
The ‘PickMe Passenger App’ which allows passengers to book a taxi (tuk, mini or car) through their Android, iOS or Windows smart phones. This is currently becoming increasingly popular as a means of booking taxis not just because of the convenience the technology provides but also because of the safety and reliability PickMe offers passengers