How Integrating Mobile Devices Revolutionized the Taxi Industry
Integrating mobile devices into taxis has revolutionized the taxi industry. Cabs are adopting different accessories and mounting solutions to integrate their smartphones and tablets into their vehicles. Instead of expensive industry-specific devices, tablets running taxi industry software or applications can get the job done easily.
The question now, of course, is how did the use of mounting devices in taxi cabs come about?
In recent years, we’ve seen taxis moving away from traditional radio-based systems and opting to run their systems on smart devices such as tablets and smartphones. In fact, UHF mobile data systems and similar radio technology may end soon in our ever-advancing epoch. As a result, more and more taxi cab drivers are using mobile applications for their mission-critical operations such as dispatch, tracking, and payments.
Modern operating systems like IOS and Android can effectively run taxi-specific API apps, which are faster and more responsive than radio dispatch systems. Coupled with the tablet or mobile phone, taxi fleet managers can stay connected to their drivers in real time.
Furthermore, as smart devices operating on IOS or Android experience system updates, this provides for better accuracy in GPS navigation and connectivity features. Bluetooth compatibility also means that the transport company can link multiple systems to one smart device. The taxi driver can then control rear-view cameras, payment systems, receipt printers, and taximeters through their all-encompassing tablet.
Integrating modern mobile devices into vehicles has become an essential move for taxi companies to compete with various app-run transport services like Uber. In any case, installing a tablet holder in your cab is by far a worthwhile, better solution than what any aftermarket radio dispatch system can offer.
As the leading manufacturer of hands-free technology, we at Strike have partnered with taxi companies across Australia and developed taxi mounting solutions to benefit the industry. Our cost-effective solutions for the taxi industry include designing high-quality mounts and holders to help increase efficiency and road-safety while improving passenger satisfaction.
With Strike’s taxi mounts’ limitless viewing options, you can adjust your viewing angle depending on your needs. Plus, Strike’s holders and mounts for Taxi can be mounted on various surfaces and installed inside different types of vehicles. For added security of devices owned by taxi companies, Strike offers an optional lock for the mounting of Strike Alpha Phone/Tablet Holders to ensure device security & anti-theft protection. If you’re interested, feel free to take a glance at our collection here.
Strike also customize holders and mounts depending on your taxi fleet requirements. Need more details? Email our Strike Sales Team at [email protected] to discuss taxi-specific mounting solutions today.
Strike Group prides itself in innovation and meeting the demands of their clients. It looks forward developing further ways to seamlessly connect customers with the tech world.
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About Strike Group
Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.
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