A new taxi app that uses crowd-sourcing to show the availability and location of taxis across the island is now available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.
Launched by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (Dec 17), the app – called Taxi-Taxi@SG – aims to better match available taxis to commuters.
With the app, commuters can see if there are available taxis near their location, and decide if they should keep waiting at their current location, walk to another location or make alternative transport arrangements, said the LTA. The app also allows users to broadcast their location so that taxi drivers can head towards them - cutting down the time spent by drivers on the road looking for customers.
The app also shows the location of all 28,000 registered taxis in Singapore, instead of only taxis that have signed up with a taxi-booking platform, said the LTA. It added that unlike taxi-booking apps, which facilitates the booking of taxis, the Taxi-Taxi@SG app helps commuters who wish to hail a taxi on the street.