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HKTaxi becomes the first taxi-hailing partner of Google Maps in Hong Kong

2019-03-15 14:22
-Get a taxi fare estimate with one-stop navigation & taxi hailing function on Google Maps

HONG KONG, March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Local taxi hailing app HKTaxi now allows passengers and visitors to preview fare estimates and to request a ride on Google Maps with just a click.

After entering a pickup location and destination in Google Maps, riders can now estimate the fare precisely before hailing a taxi. The fare estimation provided by HKTaxi is based on the estimated trip time and distance from origin to destination.

The function provides an one-stop navigation and taxi hailing service which enables users to request for a ride via HKTaxi after estimating the taxi fare on Google Maps. Users can easily check the traffic condition on Google Maps, which the color codes of green, orange and red show the speed of traffic on the road. Users can then plan their rides and discuss with taxi drivers on route options.

Kay Lui, co-founder of HKTaxi, said, "As an innovative company, HKTaxi is delighted to work with Google Maps for bringing a better service for taxi riders and tourists. Through HKTaxi, which is the first and the most popular taxi-hailing app in Hong Kong, we are making taxis more accessible to users."

As the most popular taxi-hailing app in Hong Kong, HKTaxi has been pioneering different services, such as launching an English version for foreigners to connect with local drivers, introducing electronic payment for taxi industry, and earning Taxi Dollars as cash rebate for every taxi ride etc. In 2018 HKTaxi was elected in the top 20 of Google Play's User's Choice App, showing how much Hong Kongers love HKTaxi.

About HKTaxi

HKTaxi was founded in July 2013. Its app allows passengers in Hong Kong to get a taxi in an easy, snappy, and convenient manner. The app creates a platform that promotes quality rides through its driver accountability mechanism and 24/7 customer hotline. To date, HKTaxi has more than 60,000 registered drivers and has served more than 30 million orders. Having more than 1.4 million downloads, it is the most popular taxi-hailing app in Hong Kong and is available for free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Source: HKTaxi
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