İBB introduced new taxis. Nearly 300 new taxis will be on the roads in mid-February. In the new taxis, whose smart beacons are connected to the taximeter, problems such as 'selecting passengers, not picking up passengers' disappear. In addition, the safety of the driver and the citizen is given priority with the SOS phrase and the panic button. While there is a taxi camera system, mobile applications can also be used. Drivers will make a commitment, they will not change hands for three years. İBB presented the first prototype to members of the press
The step taken by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) for the taxi problem of Istanbul yielded results. Preparations for the transformation decision of 803 minibuses and 322 minibuses from UKOME were made. Taxis were selected from large-capacity 8+1 panel vans. Application development techniques continue with mobile application companies for passengers who want to share a taxi and will be presented to UKOME. In the Public Transportation Control and Management Center, the taxi can provide control over in-vehicle images. There is a security compartment between the passenger and the driver in the taxi, and there is a cover that can be opened and closed for cash exchange, and there is an intelcom system that provides communication between the driver and the passenger. Taxis have “braille alphabet” for visually impaired passengers.
COMFORT SAFETY HIGH LEVEL
Taxis must operate with at least one mobile application that has obtained the Electronic Transportation Management License issued by IMM. There is a payment device in taxis that can offer the option of paying with credit card, debit card and Istanbulkart at the same time. Space for wheelchairs was provided in taxis.
Buğra Gökçe, Deputy Secretary General of IMM, announced the new taxi service to our President. Ekrem İmamoğluWe have also achieved the precious goal set by . As you know, one thousand 803 minibuses were left idle in areas where rail systems were concentrated. It also caused traffic congestion in Istanbul and complaints were coming to our solution center. We also reduced minibuses on some lines. Applications will be made in the presence of a notary public. The draw will take place in mid-February. At the end of February, we will start to see it in Istanbul traffic. The remaining vehicles will be in traffic in April, he said. Tarık Safi, General Manager of Transportation AŞ, added: For visually impaired passengers, the information on the taximeter inside the vehicle is indicated with a voice announcement. There is a panic button for the driver inside the vehicle. If it is pressed, the phrase "SOS" appears on the beacon and law enforcement officers who see the "SOS" text will be able to intervene by stopping the vehicle.
DRIVERS GO ON THE ROAD WITH TRAINING
Head of Transportation Department Utku Cihan: We have established a Transportation Academy and we have provided transportation training to more than 10 thousand drivers so far and we continue. With this project, we take it further. Taxi drivers will start driving after 15 days of training such as Personal Development and Awareness, Istanbul City Knowledge, Map Knowledge, Foreign Language, Emergency, Crisis Management and First Aid, Safe Driving Technique, Disadvantaged Groups, Empathy and Sign Language. According to TUDES, drivers will work for passengers, route selection, rude behavior, and overcharges. If the taxi driver has been involved in crime 3 times, the taxi license plate will revert to the way it was before the conversion.
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