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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 [...]

Kakao Taxi App Equipped with AI Function

Kakao Taxi App Equipped with AI Function

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Mobility, a South Korean firm that provides cab-hailing and driver-for-hire services, said Tuesday it has added an artificial intelligence (AI) function to its ride-hailing operation. The AI-based “smart call” was added to South Korea’s most popular cab-hailing app Kakao Taxi so that a user can request a driver [...]

Kakao’s ‘Paid Hailing Service’ Draws Mixed Reviews

Kakao’s ‘Paid Hailing Service’ Draws Mixed Reviews

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Taxi’s plans to charge users fees for quicker cab bookings have drawn mixed reviews. The new service, which will see the taxi hailing app dispatch drivers to users who pay an additional fee first, was announced by Kakao Corp. during a press conference  on Tuesday. The announcement came amid growing [...]

Kakao Taxi to Reward Hard-Working Drivers with Long Distance Trips

Kakao Taxi to Reward Hard-Working Drivers with Long Distance Trips

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – KakaoTaxi has announced plans to offer incentives to drivers who take short-distance trips as part of efforts to crack down on those who choose customers selectively depending on their destination. According to IT industry officials, the major taxi hailing app KakaoTaxi is working together with the Seoul Metropolitan Government [...]

Taxi Dispatch Apps Lead the Pack in Asia

Taxi Dispatch Apps Lead the Pack in Asia

SEOUL, Dec.24 (Korea Bizwire) – Taxi dispatch applications were selected as the biggest hit item in Asia this year. Nihon Keizai Shimbun selected popular products and services from 13 countries in Asia. Dispatch apps that allow consumers to call taxies conveniently were selected as the No.1 item in Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam. The newspaper selected [...]

Local Luxury Brands Excluded From Kakao’s Premium Taxi Service

Local Luxury Brands Excluded From Kakao’s Premium Taxi Service

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s most widely used messenger app KakaoTalk, launched a premium taxi service earlier this month, but it had to start with only foreign brands as talks with the country’s largest homegrown automaker fell apart due to differences over contract terms. On Nov. 3, [...]