By Car News
The regular Dubai Taxis already have cameras installed inside them and now Uber is also adding the same feature in its taxis. Talking about the new safety features in Uber app, Sachin Kansal, Uber's global head of safety product stated that with more than 15 million trips registered on Uber each day, there is nothing more important than ensuring the safety of both the drivers and the riders. He further added that the company has been working since last year to develop products which will improve the user experience and provide peace of mind to everyone.
Besides adding cameras, the Uber app will also introduce a shortcut to dial emergency numbers as well as an option to share trip details with trusted contacts with a single tap. More features will be added to improve the overall security standard of both the driver and the rider. Kansal also stated that the addition of these features will not impact the Uber service pricing.
Do you appreciate this step taken by Uber? Or do you think this is somehow a breach of privacy for the riders? Do share your opinion with us.
By Car News
Every taxi in Dubai will soon have free Wi-Fi, thanks to the new deal signed between Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the telecom operator Du.
The deal was finalized at the Gitex Technology Week and aims to improve the experience of commuters using the taxi service. Both the parties showed immense commitment to making Dubai a smart and lively city.
RTA has announced that Du will soon begin the installation of Wi-Fi services on the taxis and within a year, all the vehicles will have the Wi-Fi technology. Ahmad Hashem Behroozian, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency stated that adding the Wi-Fi service in the taxi will allow the riders to conveniently browse the internet on their mobile phones and carry out important tasks while traveling.
The Wi-Fi service in the taxi will surely be helpful for every Dubai resident. Do share your thoughts with us if you agree.
Which is the most preferred Taxi service/Ride-hailing app here on Carnity?
Personally, I find Careem has very good business partners to redeem points such as Emirates Skywards and Etisalat.
Whats your preference when you have to send your wife/gf to somewhere where you dont wanna drive yourself. 😎
I live 15 km from my work place and drive daily for 5 days a week. While thinking of selling my car and going for another car, I realize to do some interesting math that I like to share with you all and seek an opinion on "WHY DO YOU BUY CAR?"
COST OF REAL OWNERSHIP OF CAR
All calculation are based on 1 year of car ownership of 100K AED car, to make math simple:
30 Km / day X 20 days / Month = 600 Kms / Month = 7,200 Kms / Year. Fuel cost: 14L / 100 kms = 7 kmpl = 7,200 / 7 = 1,028 liter / year = 1,028 x 1.78 AED / Liter = 1,830 AED / Year Insurance = 3,500 AED / Year Car wash and maintenance = 2,000 AED / Year Parking = 4,500 AED / Year (based on new RTA rates now) Registration = 500 AED / Year Salik = 2 crossing per day = 8 AED x 240 days = 1,920 / Year 1 year car depreciation = 15% = 15,000 AED. Total Running Cost: 1,830 (fuel) + 3,500 (Insurance) + 2,000 (Maintenance) + 4,500 (Parking) + 500 (Registration) + 1,920 (Salik) = 14,250 AED / Year
Total Cost of car ownership: 14,250 (running cost) + 15,000 (depreciation) = 29,250 AED / Year.
RIDING TAXI DAILY
240 days per year X 54.07 AED (as per RTA taxi calculator) X 2 (both directions) = 25,954 AED / Year.
Though this math is very interesting, but it's VERY FUCKING DISTURBING to see that riding taxi's in Dubai is lot cheaper for work than our own car.
I can actually sit at back and take a 15 min power nap twice daily than fighting with traffic. I can listen to music / watch movie / podcast anything I like.
I don't have to worry to find a car park every day and walk for few meters in hot sun and bake myself in heated car for 10 minutes, and at end of 15 mins I reach home with sweated back.