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4,500 Dubai taxis now fitted with Makani mapping app, says RTA

Roads and Transport Authority says step taken as part of efforts to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city

4,500 Dubai taxis now fitted with Makani mapping app, says RTA

A total of 4,500 Dubai taxis have been fitted with the Makani mapping app, allowing passengers to provide drivers with more precise directions.

The Roads and Transport Authority said the step has been taken as part of efforts to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city.

Adel Shakri, director of Transportation Systems, RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said: “Thanks to the sharp accuracy and the easy use of ‘Makani’ System as well as its 100 percent coverage of Dubai, the system has played a vital role in executing booking and dispatch orders by cab drivers.

"It has made it easy for clients to reach to their intended destinations in Dubai, thanks to its highly accurate positioning feature using interactive e-maps."

He added that the initiative eases the booking process for customers and reduces the number of complaints related to the late arrival of taxis and drivers' poor knowledge of Dubai.

The Makani system includes about 137,000 addresses across Dubai.

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