Shake your phone to book a taxi in Dubai

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Booking a taxi in Dubai is now as easy as shaking a mobile phone after the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the Smart Taxi app on Tuesday.

The new mobile application that went live on the Android platform on Tuesday allows a person to open the app and just shake the phone to book the taxi.

Dubai Smart Taxi app is part of RTA’s initiatives to offer smart solutions to people, following the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform the Dubai into a smart city.

“As one of the key government organisations, [the] RTA is keen on implementing smart solutions as part of our endeavour to support Dubai’s drive to transform into a smart city. Smart mobility is one of the main pillars of the smart city initiative and the smart taxi app is one of the important solutions in this regard,” said Abdullah Al Madani, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Support Services Sector. More info