KUALA LUMPUR: Sunlight Taxi Group of companies, a Malaysia’s taxi operator has introduced its Unicablink mobile app for iOS- and Android-platform smart phones, allowing its customers to book taxi online via smart phone, following the launch of an integrated online taxi booking system and global positioning system (GPS)-enabled taxi. There are 1,000 GPS-enabled taxis ready to serve online booking customers. The online booking is only available for advance pick up time of 30 minutes or more and will be subject to advance booking surcharges of RM15.00.
Sunlight Taxi currently has about 3,000 taxi drivers and is targeting to make another 1,000 taxis fitted with the system by end of this year. This implementation believed can help to increase taxi drivers’ income up to 50 per cent. According to Sunlight Taxi, the taxi driver is required to pay RM180 monthly fee for the system.