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Uber to Launch Cab-hailing Service in Seoul

Uber to Launch Cab-hailing Service in Seoul

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Uber Technologies Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will be launching a cab-hailing service in Seoul. Uber Taxi, available for all Seoulites, automatically assigns cabs at the nearest location when customers hail a taxi. Information on the driver will be displayed in the app once the taxi is assigned. [...]

SK Telecom and Coactus Introduce Taxi App for Drivers with Hearing Disabilities

SK Telecom and Coactus Introduce Taxi App for Drivers with Hearing Disabilities

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. (SKT), in collaboration with Coactus Ltd., a South Korean social firm, released a “T map Taxi” application specially designed for cab drivers with hearing disabilities on Thursday. The new application notifies the driver of incoming ride requests via a blinking lamp and allows the driver to [...]

AI System Predicts High-demand Locations for Seoul Taxis

AI System Predicts High-demand Locations for Seoul Taxis

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Artificial intelligence (AI) technology will be introduced to conduct a real-time estimation of the locations with the highest demands for cabs in Seoul. Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that an AI taxi system test driven last November on 380 taxis showed 97.2 percent accuracy in predicting locations with high demand [...]

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 [...]

Tago Launches Women-only Taxis with Infant Car Seats

Tago Launches Women-only Taxis with Infant Car Seats

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it had granted a taxi company license to Tago Solutions Ltd. as of February 1. Licensed taxi companies must secure 4,000 cars and pass an evaluation held by the city. Tago Solutions has met the criteria since September of last year. With the [...]

Worst Time to Hail a Taxi in Gangnam and Itaewon

Worst Time to Hail a Taxi in Gangnam and Itaewon

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Gangnam Station, and the neighborhoods of Jongno, Hongdae, and Itaewon turned out to be some of the worst areas to hail a taxi during the night, highlighting the need for new means of late night transportation. The Seoul Digital Foundation and Kakao Mobility Corp. revealed the results of [...]

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 [...]