By Theodore Opara
A new mobile driver-rider app, CarXie, is set for launch in the country.Security of both driver and commuter is the appeal of the app, according to CarXie Operations Director, Chinedu Amadi, who unveiled the new product to the media in Lagos, recently.Amadi said the app, which was developed in Nigeria in collaboration with foreign partners would be launched at City Mall, Onikan,Lagos on July 27 and on that day, there would be a seminar on defensive driving, which is designed to enhance driving skills of CarXie drivers and of other drivers.
He said, “CarXie, is an innovative mobile app designed to satiate your intra/intercity trips at the shortest possible notice by providing cabs that guarantee your comfort and security. It’s safe and affordable. CarXie was conceived to ensure that Nigeria is a major and active player in today’s technology-driven transportation systems that is strategic to a smooth running economy.”
He said CarXie mobile app has been tested and that it is available in Google Play store and Apples Store, stating that it answers a number of Nigerian questions i.e “What challenges do we face when planning our trips? Will the cab be functional and comfortable with a courteous driver? Can the Police or VIO stop and delay the cab (your trip) for ‘particulars’? Will the trip have an almost 0% possibility of an accident? What of the security of life and luggage? How do we ensure that no one exploits the commuter in terms of fare? What of the proclivity for aiding and abetting the hydra-headed kidnapping syndicate?”
He said the app was conceptualised with features that make car theft and kidnapping impossible, explaining that “a commuter is expected to issue his Bank Verification Number (BVN), as a means of identification and that each vehicle is automatically tracked and voice chats are possible during rides. The driver and vehicle verification exercises are so thorough that they yield only courteous and comfortable service. There are three tiers of supervision embedded in that CarXie offer to ensure quality and trust.”