Are you the proud part of the taxi driving business, well if yes, and then let me tell you, you are missing a very important part, that is your cab driver security. When you are running a cab business, it becomes really very crucial to assure the safety of your drivers, thus in this post, we will be talking about how technology can help you in determining driver safety. Now since we are living in the era of digitization and we all are using mobile apps for serving our users.

Therefore, in such a case we can use technology as the biggest rescue for fixing the aforementioned concern. Processing further, IoT, Beacon, QR codes and different types of equipment can be integrated into your driver mobile app development in a very easy way for making your drivers feel secure and safe. Now, here the question arises how Well, this is what the post is about. We will shed here some fundamentals, tools, and equipment, safety parameters that can help in ensuring the safety of drivers. Forgetting in-depth, firstly it is important to analyze the panic areas where drivers may be struck.

Find out here some of the most common panic areas:

  • Fraud in money transfer
  • Drivers fatigue
  • Sleeping conditions
  • Driver property

In most of cases, the above four are the basic and most common panic areas where some of the other security guidelines are required to be implemented.? So, how these can be fixed with the aid of technology parameters will follow in the proceeding post.  

Switch to cashless payments

In the very first case, probabilities can arise where the cab passengers can pay fake currency to the drivers thus resulting in the panic conditions. The best way to deal with such a situation is GO ONLINE. driving-app-payment

Well, yes the driver app can be integrated with the payment gateways and also Audio QR technology can also be used for making the payment transfer flawless. Processing further, with the aid of the technology the driver can track the nearby passenger without even asking for any contact or personal information thus, eradicating all the probabilities of cash counterfeit.  

Update the list of nearby clinics and hospitals

Alone driver fatigue is the most panic area and it needs to handle in a correct way. Simply update your driver app with the list of hospitals. With the Beacon technology can drivers can identify the nearby health centers, in case of illness or some emergency. As per the recent study, in Victoria, around 25% of the road's accident takes place during the driver fatigue. Thus, helping the drivers to look out for the nearby health destinations during the ride is a very powerful approach to making your app remarkable. Mobile cameras, sensors, health-based solutions, etc can be used to determine the health for examining the drivers on the road.

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Integrate safety equipment

It happens most of the time that drivers feel sleepy at times. In such a case there are chances that their eyes might blink thus leading to a road accident. Two major driver safety equipment such as Tobii and Mobileeye can be used to deal with the aforementioned scenario. Now the main question that arises here is: What is Tobii and Mobileeye  Well, Tobii helps in maintaining the braking system of the car.

What it does is, it determines the standards radius that must be maintained between the vehicles running on the road. As soon as the radius shortens due to the driver's sleepy condition, it activates the breaking of the system of the car and sets the alarm. The driver then can press the break, thus saving the drivers from any accident or injury.  

The mobile eye helps in scanning the retina of the driver's eye. It reads the state of the eye during the sleepy or the nonhealthy conditions and accordingly helps the drivers to take the appropriate action.  

Use protection cameras

It is a very common scenario nowadays, that people may rob the items of the drivers from the center desk. In such a scene, a protection camera can come as a major rescue. The camera can help in identifying the culprit and at the moment the activity initiates, it can buzz an alarm. This will helps in making the driver aware of the doing of the person and thus not only helping him to save from the robbery but also the driver can complain about the same.

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Driver Support programs

Many a time it happens, people with dangerous weapons can sit in the cab and can threaten the drivers for driving in a way they want. In such a scenario, conditions can get worse but then the best way out there is to do as they say. Once done, the drivers can complain to the higher authorities and the police station and can take the help of driver support programs for safeguarding themselves and can ask for any help if required. The driver app must allow them to be updated regarding the support programs so that they can use in the future. Two of the most common driver support programs are:

  • Victims of crime
  • International student care service.

So, its high time to integrate the above features in your cab and in your app for ensuring driver safety. The concern pertaining to the above proposition is taking a new shape with every passing day, thus it becomes really very important to take the correct steps and by implementing the right technologies for empowering the drivers? community and your taxi business.

For a robust and sophisticated taxi app development, all you have to do is identify the right and ethical mobile app development agency for taking your taxi business to new heights.

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Arun Goyal

Managing Director @ Octal IT Solution, a prominent Mobile App Development Company offering cutting-edge iPhone App Development and Android App Development services to Startups, SMEs and Fortune-500 Companies.

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