The trademark of Taxi OK is seen on a mobile phone. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya)
The Land Transport Department will launch a new app on Jan 25 directed during improving reserve for passengers.
Department director-general Sanit Promwong pronounced a Taxi OK app will be prepared for download and operational starting from that date. Riders will compensate an additional 20 baht for regulating a app to call a cab, he added.
Taxi OK is another try to urge use in Bangkok and other provinces.
Participating cab owners are compulsory to implement a GPS tracking system, an puncture symbol and a camera in a newcomer cell related to both a association that owns a car and a Land Transport department.
Bangkok alone has about 100,000 taxis purebred with a dialect and Mr Sanit pronounced about 20,000 have already assimilated a new programme, that has been on a hearing run for some time but an app.
Passengers have complained constantly to a dialect – and trade radio stations – about drivers refusing to take them where they wish to go. According to a department, this won’t be a problem with a Taxi OK fleet.
The new pierce comes as taxis purebred with a dialect are confronting foe from a app-based ride-hailing services Uber and Grab in Bangkok and other large cities.