By Majorie van Leijen www.emirates247.com
If you spot a taxi carrying a somewhat unfamiliar message on its rooftop, you have just encountered Dubai’s Smart Taxi, equipped with the smart light, at the very least.
The first 500 taxi vehicles have been equipped with the new rooftop light, first presented at Gitex 2013 by the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and will eventually be seen on all taxis in Dubai.
The smart light informs potential customers whether the taxi is booked, available, occupied or out of service.
“Previously, it was not possible for customers to see the status of a taxi. Although a taxi might be on its way to a customer, a person on the street might feel that the taxi passed him without a reason.
“We received many complaints about taxis not stopping when flagged down. More info and photos