SmartCab, a taxi hailing technology company, has been launched in Nigeria. The company, which already had commenced operations in Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Port Harcourt and Abuja is targeted at providing comfortable and cost effective means of transportation for Nigerians across all socio-economic status.
Speaking at the formal launch in Lagos, Country Manager SmartCab, Jubril Arogundade, explained that the target of the company is to ensure Nigerians have access to top notch transport services while at the same time offering investors and partners an opportunity to generate revenue by joining its platform and converting their vehicles to income generating assets.
He said, “We are an indigenous company, initiated by young Nigerians with clear goals to empower other young people within the country. All SmartCab vehicles are equipped with Airtel enabled internet Wi-Fi as well as security utilities and insurance cover to ensure safety and protection of drivers as well as riders.”
According to him, SmartCab is at the forefront of technology on an international level in smart mobility applications and services geared specifically towards the taxi industry. He added that app is the future taxi.
“The objective is to make public transport safer, more efficient, more ecological, and with a higher quality that is more intelligent, as well as promoting the development of research and innovation projects for the sector,” he added.
He continued: “The taxi as a metropolitan public service will take on challenges and contribute to the establishment of a system of intelligent mobility, which will sustain economic progress, improve competitiveness and offer high quality mobility services.