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Taxi Industry Launches Challenge to Ride-hailing Market

Taxi Industry Launches Challenge to Ride-hailing Market

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s taxi industry has challenged the taxi-hailing service market dominated by mobility companies. Launched Thursday, the Onda Taxi app is attracting attention in that it is the first call service introduced by the city’s two largest taxi unions against Kakao Taxi and Tada. The Onda taxi service will be [...]

Taxi Driver Burns Himself to Death in Apparent Protest of Ride-sharing Services

Taxi Driver Burns Himself to Death in Apparent Protest of Ride-sharing Services

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A taxi driver burned himself to death Wednesday in an apparent protest of the introduction of carpooling services by the country’s taxi-hailing app operators. The 76-year-old man, identified only by his surname, Ahn, set fire on himself at around 3:19 a.m. near Seoul Plaza in central Seoul, according to [...]

AI Speakers to Help Disabled Persons Hail a Cab

AI Speakers to Help Disabled Persons Hail a Cab

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corp. (SFMC) announced on Tuesday that it will be introducing a new taxi hailing service for disabled persons using artificial intelligence (AI) speakers. The hailing service requires Clova, Naver’s AI platform, or LG Uplus’ U+tv. The user can simply ask the AI platform to [...]