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Kakao T Lets You Know if Parking Lots are Full or Not Before Arrival

Kakao T Lets You Know if Parking Lots are Full or Not Before Arrival

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility, a firm that provides cab-hailing and driver-for-hire services, said Monday it added a new artificial intelligence (AI) function that can predict whether parking lots are full or not to its Kakao T Parking service, a first among South Korean parking apps. Previously, it was impossible for drivers [...]

Kakao Taxi Introduces Taxi Meter Application

Kakao Taxi Introduces Taxi Meter Application

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Taxi began South Korea’s first taxi meter application service for medium-sized taxis on Friday. Kakao Mobility, an affiliate of Kakao Corp., the operator of top South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk, announced on Friday that it had received the government’s regulatory sandbox permit to introduce taxi meter applications in [...]

Kakao Mobility Teams Up with GS Caltex to Promote Use of Electric Bicycles

Kakao Mobility Teams Up with GS Caltex to Promote Use of Electric Bicycles

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Mobility, a South Korean firm that provides ride-hailing and driver-for-hire services, had signed a business cooperation agreement with GS Caltex Corp. on Tuesday to promote the use of electric bicycles. GS Caltex, the second-biggest refiner by sales in South Korea, will install and run battery-charging facilities for Kakao [...]

Kakao to Expand Van-hailing Service

Kakao to Expand Van-hailing Service

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility, an affiliate of Kakao Corp., the operator of top South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk, plans to challenge the taxi van mobility service market through the expansion of Kakao T Venti, an 11-passenger van-hailing service. Sixteen former taxi drivers in Seoul recently became new drivers for Kakao T [...]

Kakao Launches Navigation App for Ambulances

Kakao Launches Navigation App for Ambulances

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility said Tuesday it will develop navigation and call guidance services exclusively for ambulances. Kakao Corp.’s transportation unit will develop the service through participation in the “Artificial Intelligence-based Emergency Medical System Development” project supported by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency. [...]

App-based Carpooling to be Allowed During Commute Hours

App-based Carpooling to be Allowed During Commute Hours

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The government, taxi businesses and a shared mobility operator agreed Thursday to permit app-based carpooling services during morning and evening commute hours. Taxi associations have been strongly opposed to the introduction of carpooling services by Kakao Mobility, the operator of South Korea’s largest taxi-hailing app, claiming it will put [...]

Carpooling Services to Begin Once Deal Is Reached with Taxi Industry: Official

Carpooling Services to Begin Once Deal Is Reached with Taxi Industry: Official

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s finance minister said Wednesday that local carpooling services will only get off the ground after an understanding is reached between Kakao Mobility Corp. and representatives from the taxi industry. The comments by Hong Nam-ki came nearly two weeks after a taxi task force decided to join a [...]

Kakao Teams Up with Tago Solutions To Launch Premium Taxi Services

Kakao Teams Up with Tago Solutions To Launch Premium Taxi Services

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility Corp. announced on January 3 that it has signed a joint business agreement with Tago Solutions in order to provide high quality taxi services and improve the welfare of taxi drivers. With the signing of the agreement, the two companies are planning to introduce high-quality services with [...]

South Korea’s Mobile Taxi-hailing App Raises Driver Income by 37 pct

South Korea’s Mobile Taxi-hailing App Raises Driver Income by 37 pct

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers saw a more than 37 percent rise in their income after Kakao Taxi, a mobile taxi-hailing service, was introduced three and a half years ago. Kakao Mobility announced on Monday that taxi drivers, who used to earn 110,894 won per day back in early 2016, now earn [...]

Taxi Drivers Protest Against Kakao’s “Illegal” Carpooling Venture

Taxi Drivers Protest Against Kakao’s “Illegal” Carpooling Venture

SEONGNAM, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean taxi drivers held a second round of demonstrations in front of the head office of Kakao Mobility situated in Pangyo, Seongnam in Gyeonggi Province yesterday, protesting against Kakao’s expected carpool service. Over 500 members of the “committee against illegal carpooling” – composed of four taxi-related labor unions [...]